Sunday School Lesson 309 Deborah and Barak

Lesson: 309
Lesson Name: Deborah and Barak
Theme: Grace: God's Undeserved Favor

Reading: Judges 4, 5

Memory Verse: Ps. 9:10
Memory Verse Text: Thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Talking Points:

Point 1: Even though the people now lived in the land, they still had not completely taken control of the territory (Judges 1).  Once again, they did evil in the sight of the Lord by serving Baal, and suffered as a result by having to serve their ungodly oppressors (Judges 3:5-8,12-14).  God graciously then chose judges to deliver and lead them; Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar were the first judges.
Point 2: The third time the children of Israel "did evil in the sight of the Lord," God allowed them to suffer again.  Jabin's oppressive control caused them to cry out to God for deliverance, and in spite of their great and repeated failures, the Lord graciously brought Deborah and Barak to deliver and lead them.
Point 3: Deborah called for Barak to come to tell him what God had revealed and His promise to deliver, but Barak was unwilling to do anything without Deborah.  His attitude furthur revealed how weak the people really were.  God said that He would bring Sisera, the army commander of the Canaanite king, to the people in order that he could be judged.
Point 4: Even though Sisera had great forces and mighty chariots, God made the battle go badly for him, so he ran away and stopped at the home of Jael where he was offered refuge, comfort, and refreshment.  Sisera quickly fell asleep, and as he helplessly slept, Jael pounded a tent nail through his temple and killed him.  His death brought deliverance to the people of Israel once again, so Deborah and Barak led them in a great song of praise to the One who had brought it all about!

Activities

Sunday School Lesson Activity 309 Deborah and Barak Mini BookSunday School Lesson Activity 309 Deborah and Barak Mini Book

 
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A mini story book telling the history of the Battle of Mount Tabor.  Deborah the Judge who ruled from the foot of a palm tree foretold the victory of Barak over General Sisera, but at the hand of a woman Jael and her deadly hammer.