Monday, May 18th, 2015

We’re in a culture where the issues of sexuality and gender are being debated from the classroom to the courtroom. What seems like a modern debate is, in fact, very ancient. Next Sunday we’ll look at a varient of that debate by considering the life, legacy and lessons of the prophetess Deborah and the commander Barak and their roles in providing liberation to God’s oppressed people. Please use the readings and prompt questions below to prepare for our study... and our service. Judges 4:1-3 - The Judges’ writer again notes the cycle of evil but adds an interesting comment as to why Jabin, a king of Canaan, is feared. Where do you see the technologies of our age used to oppress God’s people? In what cultures do God’s people similarly face overwhelming evil and overwhelming technologies used to suppress and limit their freedoms?