THE BATTLE FOR PEACE
August 1, 2021
The Battle for Peace
Series: “The Battle Within” part 7
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Judges 6: 11-16—The angel of the Lord came, and he sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash, the Abiezrite. His son Gideon was threshing wheat in the winepress in order to hide it from the Midianites. 12Then the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “The Lord is with you, valiant warrior.” 13 Gideon said to him, “Please, my lord, if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened? And where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about? They said, ‘Hasn’t the Lord brought us out of Egypt? ’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and handed us over to Midian.” 14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and deliver Israel from the grasp of Midian. I am sending you! ” 15 He said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Look, my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s family.” 16 “But I will be with you,” the Lord said to him. “You will strike Midian down as if it were one man.”
1. God you. – vs. 11-12
a. EL ROI = “The MIGHTY GOD ” – Genesis 16:13
2. God sees in you than you see in yourself. – vs. 12-15
a. God’s perspective doesn’t change by what I’ve .
b. God’s perspective doesn’t change by I am.
c. God’s perspective doesn’t change because of my .
d. God says, “I See WHO you ARE and I See WHO you .”
3. Start with the you have. – vs. 14.
4. Take courage in the strength you . – vs. 16.
When you recognize the presence of , the of God the darkness of fear and doubt.
Vs. 24—So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace.
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