• Judges 4:1-7 Deborah’s Memoir (Anders)

    One of the remarkable things about the Bible is that in spite of its highly patriarchal character, we can find many, many examples of strong women. They are not passive, demure, timid and submissive, but active, bold, fearless and assertive.

  • Judges 6:11-24a and Luke 5:1-11 Foolish Suggestions (Hoffacker)

    Gideon had a religious experience, an epiphany. Shaken by what has occurred, he now sees his ordinary workplace as a holy spot. He starts back to his job, and thinks that just maybe he could try to rescue his people.

  • Luke 5:1-12 and Judges 6:11-24 Foolish Suggestions (Hoffacker)

    Wherever we spend the bulk of our time, in that familiar workplace, there on our own turf, Jesus speaks a word of grace and power directly to us. Will we hear it? To Simon he said; "Put out in deep water, and let down your nets for a catch." What foolish suggestion is the Lord making to you?