Underdog: Gideon Hopelessly Outnumbered, But Not Outmanned

Underdog: Gideon Hopelessly Outnumbered, But Not Outmanned

SERMON DATE:  06/14/15

TEXT: Judges 6:1-6, Judges 6:11-14, Judges 6:33-35; Judges 7:1-22 



  1. What is the greatest example of courage and persistence in the face of great odds that you have ever heard of or encountered?
  2. Describe the significance of the statement: “When the odds are against you, God goes before you.”
  3. Thinking of Gideon and his position in life as a humble, ordinary guy, why do you think God chose someone like him to save Israel from the enemy?
  4. Read Judges 7:2-8. Why would God make the odds of defeat even greater by reducing the size of the army to 300?
  5. What are some obstacles and challenges that God has allowed you to overcome in your life?
    • How did you get to the point of trusting God to go before you?
    • Do you think it is a good idea to ask God for a sign of trust?
    • What recommended actions do you have for others? Read and discuss Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 55:8, and Psalm 46:10.
  6. What is it that keeps you from trusting God when you feel hopelessly outnumbered in your life?

Daily Bible Readings for the week of 6/14/2015:

Day 1: Psalm 41:1-3

Day 2: Acts 1:1-11

Day 3: Philippians 4:10-13

Day 4: Isaiah 40:28-31

Day 5: Psalm 119:25-32

Day 6: Romans 12:1-8

Day 7: 2 Timothy 1:3-12