I’m preaching through Judges.
It is brutal, bloody, and beautifully illustrative of God’s mercy.
My study has been the setting for slow sweaty work, as I have grappled with both the doctrine and application of each text. It has been perplexing at times: “How in the world do I preach this properly?”
An article by Steve Mathewson has been especially helpful to me. In Preaching The Gospel In Judges, he explores how we should exposit judges in a Christ-centred way. I’ve found his three questions particularly useful:
1. What does this story proclaim about God and his relationship with his people?
2. How does this theological message connect with the Bible’s larger story or meta-narrative?
3. What admonition or exhortation does this story offer?
Thank you Matthewson.