Arie C. LederArie C. Leder

Arie Leder

Dr. Arie C. Leder is the Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He previously served as pastor at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church, Trenton, Ontario, and with Christian Reformed World Missions in Latin America. He teaches courses on the Pentateuch and on historical books of the Old Testament.

July 31, 2019

The True Shepherd

Judges 21:15-25
When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were . . . like sheep without a shepherd.

July 30, 2019

Peace at What Price?

Judges 20:12-36
The Lord defeated Benjamin before Israel. . . .

July 29, 2019

Hospitality?!

Judges 19:11-30
“You are welcome at my house,” the old man said. . . . “Don’t spend the night in the square.”

July 28, 2019

Stubborn Worshipers

Judges 18:11-31
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way. . . .

July 27, 2019

Religious Chaos

Judges 17
To suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

July 26, 2019

Eyes on Revenge?

Judges 16:23-30; Matthew 5:27-30
“If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out. . . .”

July 25, 2019

Consequences

Judges 16:1-22
. . . The Lord had left him.

July 24, 2019

Honey is Sweet, But . . .

Judges 14:5-20
He did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion’s carcass.

July 23, 2019

Who Knew?

Judges 14:4
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ. . . .

July 22, 2019

Is This Really a Savior?

Judges 14:1-3
God [sent] his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh. . . .

July 21, 2019

Birth of a Savior

Judges 13:1-7, 17-25
“You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.”

July 20, 2019

Jephthah's Bargain

Judges 11:29-36
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

July 19, 2019

Jephthah the Outcast

Judges 11:1-11
Gilead’s . . . sons . . . drove Jephthah away. “You are not going to get any inheritance in our family,” they said. . . .

July 18, 2019

Seeing is Believing

Judges 9:50-57
The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

July 17, 2019

Costly Kingship

Judges 9:1-6; Matthew 27:35-44
They gave him seventy shekels of silver, and Abimelek used it to hire reckless scoundrels. . . .

July 16, 2019

Gideon, Unappreciated Savior

Judges 8:1-6; Matthew 25:29-30
“Whoever has will be given more. . . .”

July 15, 2019

Gideon's Army

Judges 7:1-24
“. . . or Israel would boast against [the Lord, saying], ‘My own strength has saved me.’”

July 14, 2019

Gideon and Baal

Judges 6:25-32
“Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing?”

July 13, 2019

Gideon's Altar

Judges 6:1-24
We preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.

July 12, 2019

Terrible Praise

Judges 5:24-31; Revelation 18:1-8
“Most blessed of women be Jael. . . .”

July 11, 2019

Jael as the Hand of God

Judges 4:11-24
When the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law...

July 10, 2019

Unexpected Saviors

Judges 4:1-15
“God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

July 9, 2019

Ehud: Divinely Designed Savior

Judges 3:12-30; John 1:43-46
"Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?"

July 8, 2019

Who's the Wrongdoer?

Judges 3:7-11; Luke 18:1-8
Grant me justice against my adversary.

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