Judges- The Products of Pluralism

Picking up on a sermon series on the book of Judges that I started a while back. The sermons below were preached at All Saints Church, Preston, England by Daf Merion-Jones and James Nash. All Saints was the church I attended during my final year at univeristy and I was greatly blessed by their ministry (although I didn’t attend half as much as I should have, much to my own loss). I’m sure you will blessed too if you listen to all 8 of the sermons below.

It has been said that if director Quentin Tarantino were to make a movie about a book of the Bible he would choose Judges. That’s because Judges is pretty crazy at times. It contains swords, blood, guts, judgment, murder and betrayal a la Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs. However as you read through Judges it becomes apparent that there is a theme throughout it. It is a cyclical narrative. As the picture above indicates there are generally 6 stages to this cycle. They are:

1) Peace in the Land- Israel serves the Lord

2) Israel does evil in the eyes of the Lord

3) God cast judgement upon Israel and they become enslaved

4) Israel cries out to the Lord.

5) God raises up a judge.

6) God delievers Israel through His judge.

What relevance does the book of Judges have for us in the 21st century though? How is it related to the Gospel and Jesus? If you listen to the sermons below it will soon become clear to you. Listen and learn!

Judges 1: 1-3: 11….. They Prostituted Themselves- Daf Meirion-Jones

Judges 3: 12-31….. The Fat Closed In- James Nash

Judges 4 & 5…… Peg in the Temple- Daf Meirion-Jones

Judges 6-8….. Tongues like a dog- James Nash

Judges 9: 1-10: 5…… Abimelech- James Nash

Judges 10: 6-12: 7…. Jephthah- James Nash

Judges 13-16….. Samson- Daf Meirion-Jones

Judges 17-21…. They had no king?- Daf Meirion-Jones

Judges- The Products of Pluralism

A month ago(ish) I posted on here saying I was going to started posting a weekly sermon. Well due to technicalities, the Christmas break, and some “oking” that I had to do with the Pastors whose sermons I will be posting, I have finally got around to posting the first sermon! This weeks sermon is from Daf Meirion Jones, who is the Vicar at All Saints Church in Preston, England. I was a part of the All Saints fellowship for around 7 months whilst I studied for my final year at the University of Central Lancashire in 2007/2008. It was during a very difficult period in my life as I was struggling with a few issues and Daf and everyone at All Saints were a blessing from a loving God looking after a hurting and confused child of His. Daf personally mentored me in 1-2-1’s and I will be forever grateful for the role he played in my spiritual journey and walk with Christ. I hope someday to repay him, although no doubt he will say “Yea right” to that! This sermon series on Judges is excellent, higlighting the seriousness of pluralism, how we are oft to forget about God, but how he graciously acts in our lives and circumstances to bring us back to Him. Listen, be blessed and keep on. Click on the image or logo to open the sermon.

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