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  • Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
  • Speaker: Aaron Anderson
  • Series: Judges
  • Topic: Expository
  • Passage: Judges 16:1–17:13

 

Part I: Micah and his mother did what was right in their own eyes.

"In modern terms, it is a refusal to let God “be himself” in our lives. We filter out (consciously or unconsciously) things about God that our hearts can’t accept." — Tim Keller

Part II: A Levite and Micah did what was right in their own eyes.

"The goal of true faith is to give God access to your heart so that he can get you to do what he wants. Religion’s true purpose is to get God to serve you; gospel faith’s purpose is to get your heart to serve him." — Tim Keller

Part III: The people of Dan and the Levite do what is right in their own eyes.

"When we find Jesus, we find blessing—but we only experience his blessing when we say to him: 'Jesus, without you, what else do I have? You are my everything.' We have to realize that there is nowhere else to go in life, and that there is no need to go elsewhere in life. If we know Jesus is ultimately all we have, we discover that he is eternally all we need." — Tim Keller