New Hope UMC


The biblical period known as Judges occurred after the Israelites had entered the Promised Land and before there were kings. Moses had led them out of Egypt and Joshua had led them across the Jordan River and conquered Jericho. Joshua is now dead and this is where the story takes up. The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver.

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.
Each session is accompanied by a short video followed by discussion from the materials provided. We are directed to understand that God is always present even when we are not. If we are not the conqueror of sin, we will become its slave.