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Who Will be the First?

Chris Gedge

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READING: "After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites? (Judges 1:1)
(Then Judges 2:10-19)

INTRODUCTION:

  • Span: Joshua to kingdom - about 350 years
  • Type: Church history until Christ returns as King.
  • About: The challenge - Who will be the first? Who will occupy the land? Who will cast out the demons? Who will appropriate the promises?

DID THEY MEET THE CHALLENGE?

They forsook the Lord.

Raiders plundered them.

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WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO FORSAKE THE LORD?

WILL GOD SAVE US?

They called upon the Lord.

  • Sisera's 900 chariots (Judges 5:21)
  • Eastern alliance (Judges 7:22)

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO FIGHT FOR US?

Then the LORD raised up judges.

  1. Othniel
  2. Ehud
  3. Shamgar
  4. Deborah
  5. Gideon
  6. Jephthah
  7. Sampson

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST?

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. (2 Chron 16:9 NKJV)