1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?
2. Do you think God is just in judging people for their sin? Was God just in turning the people of Canaan over for destruction (cf. Genesis 15:1-20; Deuteronomy 12:29-31)? Explain. Do you think God still turns people over to destruction (cf. Romans 1)? Do you think God punishes His people for sin (cf. 1 John 5:16-17)? Explain.
3. Are you surprised to know that the Spirit of God is mentioned in the book of Judges nearly ten times? Do you think God’s Spirit was as essential to people of the Old Testament as the New Testament? Is the working of the Spirit different today than in Old Testament times? Explain.
4. Describe what it means that the Lord gives His people victory. How does God supply victory for His people? What victories has the Lord granted to you? Explain. Do you feel you are living a life of victory in the Lord? Why or why not (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:57; 1 John 5:4)? How can we live in victory?
5. What significance should we associate with the fact that Caleb was of the tribe of Judah? Why was Caleb so blessed of the Lord with victory (cf. Numbers 14:1-30)?
6. We are told that the Lord was with Judah (cf. 1:19). Explain the meaning of God being with Judah. Was God physically present? What does it mean that God is with His people today (cf. Matthew 28:18-20). Do you sense that the Lord is with you? Explain.
7. Read Matthew 7:7-11. What are some things for which we should ask the Lord (cf. James 1:5)? What are some things that we should seek (cf. Matthew 6:25-33)? Take some time to seek the Lord and ask Him to help you live for Him.