John Vermilya // February 16, 2020 This story serves as a stark reminder that God has no grandchildren, only sons and daughters. Each must individually choose a relationship with God, and whether or not to conform to His will of God.

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John Vermilya // February 9, 2020 Today we fall into the traps of worshipping God on our own terms, with images that we fashion, when it’s convenient, and never really giving God control. The bottom line for us is to worship God as he is, not as we want him to be.

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John Vermilya // February 2, 2020 Samson is regarded in the Hebrews 11 hall of faith. This can only be a testament to salvation by grace alone through faith alone. It is staggering to consider what Samson could have been and done for God. Built before being too hard on Samson, we can also see…

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Ben Brown // January 26, 2020 In chapters 14 and 15 we see the weakness of Samson the strongman. The saga of Samson makes him out to be a superhero on the surface, but also reveals deep flaws in his character. Though Samson did great things for God, it is staggering to consider what he…

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John Vermilya // January 12, 2020 The saga of Jephthah concludes in Judges 12 with a brutal civil war. Pride ruins relationships and is death for churches. The way of Christians is to be humble like Jesus, described in Philippians 2:1-8. Unity is only possible with humility, and that starts by identifying prideful shibboleths.

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John Vermilya // January 5, 2020 It is important to understand that we can trust God to love and bless us based on his nature and not our works. This was embodied in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Ben Brown // December 1, 2019 The nation of Israel realizes they have sinned against God personally, and submits to the Lords authority and takes action. Like Israel, we drift back to our idols God has offered to rescue us from. True repentance is experienced when we batt’e against our sin as a community of…

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John Vermilya // November 24, 2019 After Gideons death, the people forget him and God. Gideon’s son Abimilech emerges as an anti-Judge who grasps for power. The story shows blatant rebellion against God. The chapter illustrates what happens when individually and corporately we don’t live life on God’s terms. Living my life God’s way is…

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John Vermilya // November 17, 2019 In chapter 8 we see the culmination of Gideon’s success in battle over the Midianites, resulting in a forty-year peace for Israel. However the price of Gideon’s success is that he forgets God’s grace and loses his focus. The lessons of Gideon’s sad ending are warnings for us. He…

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