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God’s Hall of Fame

And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut … Continue reading

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What about the warriors who went home?

A few days ago I received a message from David, one of our readers, who asked a question that has been haunting me ever since. The essence of his question was this: Gideon and his 300 are great, but what … Continue reading

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Mighty hero

The angel of the Lord appeared to [Gideon] and said, “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!” (Judges 6:12) As we get set to close out our study on Gideon, I want to go back to the beginning. Remember where … Continue reading

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When the thing you give is the thing you need

Gideon was a vulnerable leader. He was weak; he was a nobody from the smallest tribe; he was scared; he was hiding; he was a failure; and his faith needed four miraculous signs, including the live appearance of an angel … Continue reading

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Yes you can!

Two little words that do not belong in the vocabulary of one of Gideon’s 300: “I can’t.” Peter actually walked on water for a few steps because he had his eye on Jesus and believed that he could step out … Continue reading

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Nobodies and somebodies

Once a nobody, always a nobody. Gideon would have done well to have remembered that. Instead, thinking he was somebody after his great victories (with which he had nothing to do), is what got him into trouble. He didn’t finish … Continue reading

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No retreat!

The call went out, and 32,000 showed up. A respectable turnout, but God said, No. Too many. Against 135,000 of the enemy, we would have thought the numbers needed to go the other way, but this is God we’re talking … Continue reading

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Catch her if you can

Yesterday, in a brief description of each, I featured 20 members of our Gideon’s 300 army, focusing mostly on what makes them a “ragtag militia of misfits.” In that list, I had Marti, my wife, as a “lonely leader” — … Continue reading

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