Sermon on Deborah: A Woman of Courage, Faith, and Boldness

  Deborah: A Woman of Courage, Faith, and Boldness

The story of Deborah, a woman of great courage, faith, and boldness in the pages of the Bible. In the book of Judges, chapter 4, we find an inspiring narrative about a prophetess and judge who defied societal norms to fulfill a unique calling from God. Deborah's life exemplifies unwavering courage, steadfast faith, and remarkable boldness. Let us explore the lessons we can glean from her story as we delve into Judges 4. Debora woman of strength

A worthy woman like Deborah who has courage and conviction is hard to find and is much needed today (4:4-10; Prov. 31:10; 1 Tim. 2:9-15; Tit. 2:3-5;                1 Pet. 3:1-6).

Some need to be roused from their lethargy to obey the Lord and get busy battling for the Lord (4:6,14;      2 Cor. 6:2; Eph. 6:10ff).

The Lord will lead his people to victory over the enemy (4:14; Rev. 19:11-21).

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1. "Deborah, a Prophetess and Judge" (Judges 4:4):

  • Israel’s apostasy
  • Jabin, king of Hazor, and his general, Sisera
  • Deliverers were Deborah and Barak
  • Deborah was a prophet and judge – authority
  • Barak suffered from lack of courage
  • The battle in the Jezreel Valley
  • Victory celebrated in poetry

In Judges 4:4, we read, "Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time." Deborah's story begins with her occupying the roles of both prophetess and judge, two positions traditionally held by men. Her willingness to serve in these roles demonstrates her courage and determination to fulfill God's purpose, regardless of societal expectations.

2. "The Courage of Deborah" (Judges 4:6-9):

Deborah's courage shines through when she summons Barak, a military commander, and delivers God's message in Judges 4:6-9. She instructs him to gather an army and face the formidable Canaanite general, Sisera, in battle. Deborah's boldness encourages Barak to take on this daunting task. Her trust in God and her fearless leadership serve as a powerful example for us in facing life's challenges.

3. "The Call of God" (Judges 4:6):

In Judges 4:6, we are reminded of the call of God on Deborah's life: "She sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali and said to him, 'Has not the Lord, the God of Israel, commanded you?'" Deborah's obedience to God's call showcases her unwavering faith and willingness to follow God's guidance. This momentous encounter with Barak is a testament to her trust in the Lord's direction.

4. "Faith of Deborah" (Hebrews 11:32):

In Hebrews 11:32, we find Deborah mentioned among the great heroes of faith: "And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets." Deborah's inclusion in this hall of faith underscores her extraordinary faith and the profound impact of her life in the history of God's people.

  • Have faith in God (ROM 14: 22-23)
  • Combat or bom combat gives faith (1 Timothy 6:12)
  • Build your lives in a spirit of faith. Jude 20-21
  • Faith is to obey God despite what we see, how we feel and what may happen (Jer 32: 7,25; Heb 11: 1)
  • Place a courage of faith and love (1 THESSALONIANS 5:8)

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5. "The Boldness of Deborah" (Judges 4:14):

Deborah's boldness is further highlighted in Judges 4:14, as she accompanies Barak into battle against Sisera. Her presence on the battlefield and her unwavering belief in God's promise contribute to the victory of Israel. Her audacious act inspires us to confront our own fears and challenges with faith and courage.

Let's ask the Lord to give us His strength and boldness:

  • To start contacts, João 4: 7
  • To be sensitive to needs, João 4: 13-14
  • To express appreciation for truthfulness, João 4: 15-18
  • So as not to be led astray João 4: 19-24
  • To raise people to Christ, João 4: 25-26
  • To reach your relatives and friends for Christ – João 4: 39-42
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Deborah's story serves as a remarkable testimony of courage, faith, and boldness. Her willingness to serve as a prophetess and judge, her unwavering faith in God's call, and her fearless leadership on the battlefield are enduring examples for all believers. Just as Deborah faced adversity with determination and faith, we too can confront the challenges in our lives, knowing that God equips us with the strength to overcome. May Deborah's life inspire us to embrace the courage, faith, and boldness required to fulfill God's purpose and make a lasting impact in our world.

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