Westside Judges Study

Fall Semester 2022

Teaching Overview

  • September 7 – Judges 1:1–3:6
  • September 14 – Judges 3:7–31
  • September 21 – Judges 4 & 5
  • September 28 –  Judges  6:1–8:32
  • October 5 –  SMALL GROUP NIGHT OUT
  • October 12 –  Judges  8:33–10:5
  • October 19 –  PARENT NIGHT
  • October 26 –  Judges  10:6–12:15
  • November 2 –  Judges  13–16
  • Nobember 9 –  Judges  17 & 18
  • November 16 –  Judges  19–21
  • November 23 –  NO BIBLE STUDY
  • November 30 –  LAST WESTSIDE STUDY

Semester Reading Plan

Thursday, 9/1

Read: Judges 1:1–15

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • What do you learn about God from verse 7?
  • Who is Caleb? Hint: Numbers 13:25–33

Friday, 9/2

Read: Judges 1:16–26

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • Read Deuteronomy 6:18–19. Does this passage in Judges show obedience or disobedience to God's command? Why?
  • Is it good that the house of Joseph spared a man and his family? Why or why not?

Monday, 9/5

Read: Judges 1:27–2:5

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • Do you see any repeated words or phrases in this passage? What are they and why do you think they are important?
  • According to 2:1–5, why was Yahweh angry at Israel? What are the consequences?
  • What does this passage say about Yahweh's character?

Tuesday, 9/6

Read: Judges 2:6–15

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • In Judges 1:1, Joshua was dead, but he seems to be here again in 2:6. Why do you think this is?
  • How long did it take for Israel to turn away from Yahweh? Hint: verse 10
  • According to verses 11–15, why couldn't Israel defend themselves against plundering enemies?

Wednesday, 9/7

Read: Judges 2:16–3:6

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • What do the verses in 2:16–23 tell you about God's character?
  • According to the verses in 3:1–6, why did God allow foreign nations to stay in the land Israel was supposed to conquer?
  • What was the result of Israel being surrounded by pagan nations? Can you think of an application to draw from this for your life?

Thursday, 9/8

Read: Judges 1:8–15 (yes, you read that right, we're back in Judges 1)

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • Who is Caleb
  • What do you think this passage is saying about Othniel

Friday, 9/9

Read: Judges 3:7–14

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • What do you know about Othniel?
  • Does this passage say anything negative about Othniel?

Wednesday, 9/14

Read: Judges 3:15–31

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What do you have questions about?
  • What are some important details about Ehud?
  • Why do you think the author wants you to know about the gross details of Ehud's assassination?
  • Compare Othniel and Ehud- what are the differences between them?

Thursday, 9/15

Read: Exodus 14

Study Questions:

  • What does this passage say about the Isaelites? Are they in an advantageous military position? Why or why not?
  • According to verse 14, why should the people not be worried even though they are in a seemingly hopeless situation?
  • Why did Yahweh fight for Israel in this chapter? (hint: vv. 4, 17, 18, 31)
  • Whom/what did Yahweh conquer in this chapter (verses 25-28)?
  • What is the right response to this kind of deliverance? (hint: Exodus 15)

Friday, 9/16

Read: Exodus 15:1–21

Study Questions:

  • Who is the main character in this chapter?
  • What does this song say about who God is?
  • What does this song say about what God does?
  • Who are the people who are singing in this passage?
  • What specific kind of military vehicle is Yahweh famous for conquering? (vv. 1, 4, 19, 21)

Monday, 9/19

Read: Judges 4

Study Questions:

  • What are some details in this passage that show that Israel is in a desperate situation?
  • How many times are chariots mentioned in this chapter?
  • What do you think about Barak? Would you want him as your military commander?
  • Who is/are the hero(es) in this chapter? What does this say about the state of leadership in Israel at the time?

Tuesday, 9/20

Read: Judges 5

Study Questions:

  • Where else have you read of a song sung after a great victory? Why do you think this is important?
  • What else stood out in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about this passage?
  • Why is this song in the Bible?

Wednesday, 9/21

Read: Psalm 83

Study Questions:

  • What is Psalm 83 about?
  • Did you notice any characters or places mentioned in this Psalm from Judges 4–5?
  • Why was the story of Judges 4–5 such a big deal in Israel's history?
  • What do that story and this plsam say about God?
  • Do you ever meditate on the great things God has done thousands of years ago? Is this important to do? Why or why not?

 

Monday, 9/26

Read: Judges 6

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • Did Gideon trust God? What details communicate this?
  • Does Judges 6:36-40 remind you of any other story earlier in the Bible?

 

Tuesday, 9/27

Read: Judges 7

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • Why did God want Gideon to take such a small army?
  • What did the Israelites use to fight the Midianites?

Wednesday, 9/28

Read: Judges 8:1-32

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • Is Gideon the king Israel needs? Why or why not?
  • Read verses 22-27 again. Does this remind you of another story from earlier in the Bible?

 


Thursday, 10/6

Read: Judges 8:33-35

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Friday, 10/7

Read: Judges 9:1-6

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Monday, 10/10

Read: Judges 9:7-21

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Tuesday, 10/11

Read: Judges 9:22-41

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Wednesday, 10/12

Read: Judges 9:41-10:5

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 


Monday, 10/17

Read: Judges 10:6-9

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Tuesday, 10/18

Read: Judges 10:10-18

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Wednesday, 10/19

Read: Judges 11:1-11

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Thursday, 10/20

Read: Judges 11:12-28

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Friday, 10/21

Read: Judges 11:29-40

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Monday, 10/24

Read: Judges 12:1-7

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Tuesday, 10/25

Read: Judges 12:8-15

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 


Thursday, 10/27

Read: Judges 13

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Friday, 10/28

Read: Judges 14

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Monday, 10/31

Read: Judges 15

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Tuesday, 11/1

Read: Judges 16:1-22

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Wednesday, 11/2

Read: Judges 16:23-31

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 


Monday, 11/7

Read: Judges 17

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Tuesday, 11/8

Read: Judges 18:1-13

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Wednesday, 11/9

Read: Judges 18:14-31

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Thursday, 11/10

Read: Genesis 19:1-29 (Yes, Genesis this time.)

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Friday, 11/11

Read: Judges 19:1-23

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Monday, 11/14

Read: Judges 19:24-48

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Tuesday, 11/15

Read: Judges 20

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

 

Wednesday, 11/16

Read: Judges 21

Study Questions:

  • What stood out to you in this passage?
  • What questions do you have about what you read?
  • What does this passage commuincate about God?
  • What does this passage communicate about people?

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