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Gideon—The Uniform Lesson for June 11, 2017

By Dr. Mark Scott Damon Runyan said, “The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” That is, unless you are God. When God is in the equation, swiftness and strength are not necessary. He can make up what anyone lacks. Gideon’s self-confession was […]

Let God Rule—The Uniform Lesson for July 24

by Sam E. Stone It happened over and over again! After Ehud led the people to victory, the book of Judges describes how the same cycle of sin, repentance, and deliverance was repeated. Shamgar was the next judge. Only one verse summarizes his efforts (3:31). Then came Deborah. Scripture gives much more information about her […]

The Lesson and Life

The Lesson and Life for July 24, 2011

by Tom Moll The story of Gideon is intriguing. When the angel of the Lord called Gideon a “mighty warrior,” he was threshing wheat in a winepress in hopes of not being discovered by the Midianites. He was not exactly a typical candidate for a general. But God often does not choose the people we […]

Small Group Questions

Where You Live for July 24, 2011

by Dan Lentz 1. What’s the most encouraging thing that has happened to you lately? Be sure to explain why this was encouraging to you. Read Judges 7:2-4, 13-15; 8:22-26a. 2. From this passage, describe the events and circumstances that were likely discouraging to Gideon. Then describe what was likely encouraging to Gideon. 3. How […]