Beyond the Lectionary Text: Judges 6:(1-10), 11-32, (33-40)

by Marc Nelesen

Theological themes that should not be missed

• The God of Israel is faithful and responsive to Israel’s cries even when Israel is not faithful.
• The God of the Exodus who delivered his people out of Egypt will raise another leader who will rescue his people.
• God’s chosen leader is a man of reluctance and doubt; rescue will depend on divine, not human, strength.

Framing the Text with an Illustration Idea

Comments and Observations

Calling and Name-Calling – another Illustration Idea

Cultural Context Point

Possible biblical texts