Sermons

Judges 9:1-21

Key Thought: We should have leaders who have been called in Truth and Sincerity.

  1. Truth and Sincerity Defined
    1. Truth
      1. Hebrew 'Emeth
      2. Working definition - "Someone who is indisputably valid for a job or task."
    2. Sincerity
      1. Hebrew 'Tamim'
      2. Working definition - "Someone who is perfect and blameless for a job or task."
    3. Working Definition of Truth and Sincerity: "Someone who is indisputably valid and is perfect and blameless for the job to which that person is called."
  2. Truth and Sincerity Rejected (9:1-6)
    1. Abimelech was not a valid "son" of Gideon.
    2. Assassination of brothers paid for by pagan gold.
    3. Irony of the Situation[
  3. Truth and Sincerity Recalled (9:7-21)
    1. Jotham Tells a Fable
    2. Fable from a Mountain
  4. Truth and Sincerity Abandoned (9:22-57)]
    1. Shechem Abandoned Gideon's Heirs
    2. Shechem Abandoned Abimelech