by Jeffrey W. Hamilton  Text: Hebrews 11:32-40 I.         Heb 11:32-34             A.        Many wonder why Samson is listed among these greats.             B.        True, his great strength was a wonder, but his life was not one many of us would want to imitate.             C.        How is it that Samson, with his many sins, has come to be listed with greats like…

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Question: What was Jephthah’s sin? Answer: If someone wanted to give a short answer to that question, his flaw was his rashness. “Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; therefore let your words be few” (Ecclesiastes…

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Question: Why did Jael give Sisera milk and not water as he requested? Answer: “However, Sisera had fled away on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. And Jael went out to meet Sisera,…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 10:22-38   I.         Many times Jesus faced a mob set to stone him for his words.             A.        In our reading, the thing which upset them was Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God.             B.        They understood that this was not a light claim, but one of a direct relationship. They realized…

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Question: I am teaching the book of Judges this evening and am not sure about one thing I read in 9:28 and hope you can help me. It is my understanding that Shechem is a city. This is a figure of speech called metonymy – where one thing represents another. Examples: I have 300 head…

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Question: How long did Jephthah rule Israel? Answer: “And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in among the cities of Gilead” (Judges 12:7).

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