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 […]

Boy Power

The Adventures of Sun Boy

by Gary D. Robinson If you’re familiar with Superman lore, you know the Man of Steel derives his great powers from Earth’s yellow sun. That’s what intrigues me about the “superman” in the Bible. His parents named him Samson—Sun Boy (in the Hebrew language literally, “like the sun”). It’s a name full of hope and […]

A Model Judge

A Model Judge

by Conover Swofford The word judge, as it appears in the book of Judges, doesn’t have the meaning we often give it today. Instead of applying civil law to criminals, these judges were deliverers raised up by God to free his people from oppressive tyrants. Othniel, whose name means “Lion of God,” was the first […]

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 […]

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

by Rick Ezell Great leaders demand great followers. This is true for families, businesses, churches, and nations. Just as great preaching requires an audience that will listen well and great coaching necessitates players who will execute the plays consistently and great parenting involves children who will obey instruction faithfully, great leadership demands volunteers who will […]