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There Arose Another Generation Who Did not Know the Lord | From Victory to Defeat

April 11, 2021

Judges 2:10 says, "There arose another generation who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel." This is why the nation of Israel went from victories to defeats. The historical books of the Bible read almost like one book, with each book serving as a chapter of a larger book covering the history of the nation of Israel. But between Joshua and Judges the change is so sharp it could almost seem like we missed something:

* Joshua is largely a book of victories.* Judges is largely a book of defeats.

Keeping in mind from 1 Corinthians 10 and Romans 15 that we are supposed to learn from the Old Testament, when we see something this dramatic take place, we should ask why it happened. We are given the answer in Judges 2:7-12.

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Judges 2:10 says, "There arose another generation who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel." This is why Israel went from victory is in the book of Joshua to defeat in the book of Judges.

Table of Contents* Sermon Lessons for There Arose Another Generation Who Did not Know the Lord* Family Worship Guide for There Arose Another Generation Who Did not Know the Lord* Sermon Notes for There Arose Another Generation Who Did not Know the Lord* Lesson one: the Promised Land is a picture of spiritual rest in Christ.* Lesson two: Israel moved from victory to defeat because they did not (part one) know the Lord.* Lesson two: Israel moved from victory to defeat because they did not (part two) remember what the Lord had done.* Lesson two: Israel moved from victory to defeat because they did not (part three) remain holy.

Sermon Lessons for There Arose Another Generation Who Did not Know the Lord

* Lesson one: the Promised Land is a picture of __________________ ________ in Christ (Hebrews 3-4, Joshua 13:1, 21:44, 22:4, Matthew 11:28-29).* Lesson two: Israel moved from victory to defeat because they did not:* (part one) know ______ ________Judges 2:10a, Jeremiah 9:23-24).* (part two) remember what the Lord ______ ________ (Judges 2:10b).* (part three) ____________ ________ (Judges 2:1-2 cf. Judges 1:28-35, 1 John 2:15-16).

Family Worship Guide for There Arose Another Generation Who Did not Know the Lord

Directions: Read the verses and then answer the following questions:

* Day one: 1 Corinthians 10:6, 11, Romans 15:4, Hebrews 3-4, Joshua 13:1, 21:44, 22:4, Matthew 11:28-29. Why do people have trouble learning from the Old Testament? What can we do when we read the Old Testament to find application from the accounts? How is the Promised Land a picture of our relationships with Christ? Describe the rest the Promised Land offered people of Israel. Describe the rest Christ offers His people.* Day two: Judges 2:9-10, Jeremiah 9:23-24. How do the Old Testament historical books read like one book? What two books have a sharp change between them? Describe the change.