Sermons

Judges 11:1-33

Key Thought: The believer should be molded and shaped by God's Word, not by people's opinion or by what is politically correct

  1. Jephthah's Cultural Background (Judges 10:6-18)
    1. Israel had fallen into sin (10:6)
    2. Israel recognizes their sin (10:10)
    3. Israel truly repents (10:15-16)
  2. Jephthah's Personal Background (Judges 11:1-11)
    1. Jephthah was the son of Gilead
    2. Jephthah's mother was a harlot
    3. Jephthah became an outcast, but a mighty warrior
    4. Gilead gets into trouble and asks for Jephthah's help
  3. Jephthah's Mouth (Judges 11:12-12:7)
    1. Jephthah's Diplomacy
    2. Jephthah's Four-Fold Argument
      1. History (11:14-22)
      2. Theology (11:23-24)
      3. Pecedent (11:25)
      4. Silence (11:26)
    3. Jephthah's vow
    4. Two Lessons from Jephthah's Vow
      1. Be careful what you say
      2. Be careful what you do