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Sep 13, 2020

Gideon: Warrior of God

Gideon: Warrior of God

Passage: Judges 6:1-8:35

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Jesus in the book of Judges

Category: Church-Life

Gideon is born into an insignificant family. We first meet him filled with fear and hiding in a wine press when he is called to deliver God’s people by an angel. In the Garden of Gethsemane, which contained an olive press, Jesus is “hard-pressed” by the looming suffering before Him. He too is strengthened by angels. Gideon is a flawed man. However, he obeys God’s call and relies on the power of the Spirit to secure victory. He cuts down his father’s pagan idol, and later he cuts down the Midianite army that had oppressed his people. Gideon is a picture of the spiritual warrior who trusts not in his own might, but in God’s power.