The Truth About You…My Superhero
God doesn’t get tired of helping.
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
Today we heard the story of Gideon. You can review the story by watching this video
or, pull out your Bible. Gideon’s story is found in Judges 6 and 7.
1 – Who needs saving in our story? Why? Have God’s people needed saving before? Do you remember last week’s story (the parting of the Red Sea)?
So, in today’s story the Israelites have once again forgotten about God. And, they are once again being mistreated. This time by the Midianites. And, once again, they call out to God for help. And, once again, God comes to save them.
2 – Who does God choose to lead the Israelites?
3 – Does Gideon believe that he is the right person for the job?
Moses did not believe he was the right guy for the job either, and so God showed Moses He would be with him by turning the staff into a snake and a few other miracles. God was persistent, He never gave up on Moses. In today’s story, the same thing happens. God doesn’t give up on Gideon even though Gideon doubts God. So, remember, that God won’t give up on you either.
4 – How does God show Gideon that He will be with him?
5 – Finally, Gideon accepts the job God has given him. Will you accept the jobs God gives you?
6 – How does Gideon win the battle against the Midianites? Is this how battles are typically won?
7 – God calls Gideon “mighty warrior”. Why does He call him this, Gideon wasn’t a soldier, he wasn’t the biggest or the strongest?
8 – Try to think of other “warriors” in the Bible that go to battle without swords.