Scripture Reading

Judges 3:7-31; 5:6

Lesson 2: The Kinds of People God Uses [1]

Please read the selected weekly Scripture before arriving to your LifeGroup. Our lesson this week will turn our attention to three judges God selected to deliver Israel from their enemies: Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar. Although the anger of God was hot against Israel because they failed to drive out their enemies and served pagan gods, the Lord raised up godly judges. These judges were not perfect, yet they were willing to follow in obedience and possessed strong leadership. God desires to use believers today to stand courageously among the enemy.

Recommended Questions for LifeGroup Leaders:

  • Page 18, Questions 1, 2

  • Page 19, Questions 3, 4, 5, 6

  • Page 20, Questions 7, 8, 9

  • Page 21, Questions 10, 11

Note(s) to LifeGroup Leaders:

  • Please read most of the commentary to your LifeGroup. You may summarize it if necessary, but there is nothing wrong with reading it. If you are a husband and wife team leading, perhaps take turns reading to the group. There is valuable review of the Scripture passages and application for effective discussion. Use your LifeGroup members to read Scripture.

  • The “Making It Personal” section is not designed for group discussion. These are questions that you might use to conclude before prayer. They are questions that prompt personal conviction and application. Please use them at your discretion to help your group.

    Please email Pastor Jeremy DeSpain with any questions.

[1] Glimmers of Hope in Dark Times: Judges and Ruth. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2005).
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