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“How God Wins His Victories”

Judges 6:11-16, 7:1-21

Introduction: Almighty God can win big victories with curiously small armies. There is a Bible story, abiding and timeless in its principle, from the Old Testament book of Judges. It tells how the One who is the same yesterday, today and forever, wins victories from His cause in every generation. What are some principles we can learn from this great story concerning how God wins His victories in life and in the world?

I. God often chooses the unlikely in order for Him to receive His glory in victory.

a. God does not see us for what we are in the moment.

b. He sees us for what we are going to become!

II. God often needs fewer rather than more.

a. God drastically reduced the size of Gideon’s army.

b. God needs those who are not afraid in the face of the Lord’s battle.

III. God also needs those who are vigilant.

a. Gideon really didn’t need an army – Just a posse!

b. Spiritual victories are not won by “sleepwalkers” or spiritual “zombies.”

IV. God sends encouragement from unlikely sources.

a. Isaiah 55:8-9

b. I Corinthians 1:26-31

c. II Corinthians 4:7

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