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Deborah – A Leader of Leaders

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Over the summer months, we are looking at a number of characters featured in Old Testament stories, from Genesis through Judges. We’ll pay attention to how their interactions with God and the people around them both revealed and shaped their character, and how our own character is revealed and takes shape over time.

Deborah – A Leader of Leaders

Deborah led during a deeply troubled time in Israel’s history. She didn’t create the problems but she was called to resolve them. What can we learn for our lives as we are impacted by the consequences of others’ choices and actions?

Judges 4:1-14, 5:6-7; Hebrews 11:32

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Joshua – The Conqueror

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Over the summer months, we are looking at a number of characters featured in Old Testament stories, from Genesis through Judges. We’ll pay attention to how their interactions with God and the people around them both revealed and shaped their character, and how our own character is revealed and takes shape over time.

Joshua – The Conqueror

God had been making promises for generations – promises of a homeland and of freedom from oppression. Finally, Joshua was ready to lead the Israelites across the Jordan River. What happened next is as troubling as it is inspiring…

Joshua 1:1-9; Philippians 4:8-10

Moses the Reluctant

Self aware, or selfish?

The Response of Moses to his call from God can be interpreted in a few different ways. We will reflect on our own response to God’s calling as seen through the character traits and attitude of one of the most important characters of the Old Testament.

Exodus 4:10-17

 

 

Joseph The Dreamer

 

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Over the summer months, we are going to be looking at a number of characters featured in Old Testament stories, from Genesis through Judges.  We’ll pay attention to how their interactions with God and the people around them both revealed and shaped their character, and how our own character is revealed and takes shape over time.

Joseph the Dreamer

Any time you tell your siblings that you had a dream about them bowing down before you in worship, you know trouble is looming.  The events that would unfold between Joseph and his brothers put everyone’s character to the test.  Conflict has a way of doing that.

Genesis 37:1-11; Matthew 5:38-42