Imperfect Heroes

Throughout the Bible, we see many instances of flawed people used by God for His glory. These imperfect heroes are the topic of this 8-week series. They give us hope that we, too, in all our imperfection can be God’s instruments on the earth.

June 9, 2019: “Gideon: Reluctant Warrior” – Hailed as a hero of faith in Hebrews, Gideon was an imperfect man. Yet God used him as a mighty warrior, in spite of Gideon’s reluctance to trust God to provide.

June 16, 2019: “Moses: Great Excuses, Great Leader” – This week, guest speaker and elder Anthony Bermel presents a message about Moses. Moses was full of excuses of why he could not do as God commanded. But at every turn, God reminded Moses how He was the One who provides the means to do great things.

June 23, 2019: “Peter: Wild Ride from Fisherman to Preacher” – Before he was the “rock” on which Jesus would build his church, Peter was the flawed and devoted disciple who ended up denying Jesus three times. Peter messed up, but out of his flaws God used Peter in miraculous ways.

June 30, 2019: “Elijah: Prophet Who Wanted to Quit” – In forty days, Elijah went from serving on a mountain to sulking in a mountain cave. But the Lord met Elijah in the cave and asked him a question. Pastor Marlin speaks about this mighty and imperfect prophet who wanted to give up, but God provided the strength for a powerful finish. (Please note: there was a recording error, and the last five minutes are missing.)

July 14, 2019: “David: The Early Years” – Today’s message begins a three-part teaching on David, a man the Bible describes as a “man after God’s own heart.” Pastor Marlin takes a look at the early years of David’s life and David’s walk with God.

July 21, 2019: “David: The Royal Years” – Spoiler alert … they weren’t David’s best years. Pastor Marlin invites us to be honest with ourselves and God about sin – how it affects us, those around us, and our relationship with God.

July 28, 2019: “David: The Later Years” – The “man after God’s own heart” learns there are consequences of sin, even though he repented and God forgave David for his sinful choices. David receives restoration through his faith, and in his generation served God’s purposes.

August 18, 2019: “John: Son of Thunder” – He was the brother of James, the son of Zebedee, and a fisherman. His name was John, and he was “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” How did this man go from being a “son of thunder” to the “apostle of love?”

Follow along with a study sheet for the weeks that have them.

Jun 23 – No study sheet