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Scottsbluff Church of Christ
Scottsbluff Church of Christ
October 10, 2020
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  • 1919 Ave N Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
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    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Wednesday 6:30 PM
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)


The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

The self-appointed judge: Abimelech
Gideon's son via concubine
An example of those who seek their own agenda
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

Sinful ambition unleashed (9:1-6)
Conspires with his family
Murders his half-brothers
Self-appointed "Judge" or "King"
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

Sinful ambition exposed (9:7-21)
Parable by Jotham
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

We may be incapable of making change, but we are capable of calling out sin and divisiveness.

Titus 3:10-11
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

Sinful ambition thwarted (9:22-29)

Shechem
Gaal
When people causes chaos, chaos will result
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

Sinful ambition punished (9:30-55)

Judgment day on Gaal
Judgment day on Shechecm
Judgement day for the leaders
Judgment day for Abimelech
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

A prophetic explanation

Paul says we need to be imitators of Christ (Ephesians 5:1-2; 1Corinthians 11:1)

Love, empathy, concern, forgiving
Interest in the congregation ahead of their own
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

The unknown judges

Tola (10:1-2)
Jair (10:3-5)
Ibzan (12:6-10)
Elon (12:11)
Abdon (12:13-15)
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

Many unknowns in the Bible as examples

unknown woman anointing Jesus
Joseph of Arimathea
Epaphroditus
Epaphras
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

You don't need...
A title
A name
A Biblical education
Status...
To do bight things for God
The Thornbush and the Unknowns (Judges 9)

Abimelech
Made a wreck of himself and others
Selfish motivations and ambitions
Desired accolades


The Five Judges
quiet
more concerned of what God things than others
Don't need to be recognized

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