God’s Word For Every Day: The Downward Slope! – Christian Article

The book of Joshua speaks of a high-point in the history of God’s people, Israel. By faith, they took possession of the land which the Lord had provided for them. The book of Judges tells of the downward slope – “ … The people of Israel did what the Lord considered evil … “ (Judges 2:10-15). Although this was a bad time in the history of Israel, there was also some encouragement – “Then the Lord would send judges to…

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The Judges- Round and Round They Go – Mission Bible Class – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Recently I taught a set of classes about the time of the Judges.  The background to this time in history is one of a repeating cycle.  To illustrate the idea of a cycle that goes round and round I decided to use a hoola hoop. Each week, as we studied our way through the Judges I used part of the class time to review this cycle.  Soon the children were able to explain this to the others in the class.  The…

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