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The Gideon Series – August 2015 (SUNDAYS, 10AM)
This is a five-week sermon series on Gideon and his calling to deliver Israel from their enemies. The series will encompass Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, that is, the whole month of August. All the sermons will be based on “The Gideon Series,” but with different approaches/emphases and sermon titles. The practical part will be how we can relate to the story of Gideon today in relation to our own calling to serve God.
August 2: Communion Sunday, 10AM
Title: “The Gideon Series: Context and Calling of Gideon”
Scriptures: Judges 6:1, 6, 11-16
FOCUS: For this particular sermon, the emphasis will be on the context and calling of Gideon to deliver Israel from their enemies. The application will be understanding different callings from the Bible and our own different contexts our calling takes place today.
August 9: SUNDAY, 10AM
Title: “The Gideon Series: Signs to Confirm a Calling?”
Scriptures: Judges 6:17-24, 36-40
FOCUS: Let’s talk about asking for signs as God calls us to serve.
August 16: SUNDAY, 10AM
Title: “The Gideon Series: The Requirements of the Calling”
Scriptures: Judges 6: 25-32
FOCUS: The Calling has some requirements, such as the need for clarity, to take down the “idols,” obedience, pragmatism, and etc.
August 23: Youth and College students Sunday, 10AM
Title: “The Gideon Series: How God Carries out His Calling”
Scriptures: Judges 7:1-2, 7, 9-11, 15a, 19
FOCUS: How God carried out His Calling to Gideon and how God carries out His calling to us today.
August 30: SUNDAY, 10AM
Title: “The Gideon Series: The Nature of the Human Heart”
Scriptures: Judges 8:1-3, 22-28, 33-35
FOCUS: There are dangers in Victory. Victory may stir the inherent tendency of the human heart to be jealous, angry, evil, etc, in people. Who gets the glory when there is Victory? The human heart goes from taking down the idols to serving God alone to back to serving Baal.