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Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball: Power, Money, Sex- Judges 8:15-17, 23-24, 27, 29-31

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1. IT’S HARDER TO WALK WITH GOD WHEN YOU ARE SUCCEEDING THAN WHEN YOU ARE STRUGGLING.
AREAS WHERE WE STRUGGLE…
A. POWER
Gideon then returned to Succoth and said to the leaders, “Here are Zebah and Zalmunna. When we were here before, you taunted me, saying, ‘Catch Zebah and Zalmunna first, and then we will feed your exhausted army.’” Then Gideon took the elders of the town and taught them a lesson, punishing them with thorns and briers from the wilderness. He also tore down the tower of Peniel and killed all the men in the town.
Judges 8:15-17 (NLT)

B. MONEY

But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The Lord will rule over you! However, I do have one request—that each of you give me an earring from the plunder you collected from your fallen enemies.” (The enemies, being Ishmaelites, all wore gold earrings.)
Judges 8:23-24 (NLT)

Gideon made a sacred ephod from the gold and put it in Ophrah, his hometown. But soon all the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping it, and it became a trap for Gideon and his family. Judges 8:27 (NLT)

C. SEX

Then Gideon son of Joash returned home. He had seventy sons born to him, for he had many wives. He also had a concubine in Shechem, who gave birth to a son, whom he named Abimelech.
Judges 8:29-31 (NLT)