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Sermon Notes

Unlikely Heroes: Gideon-Unlikely Potential

Judges 6:1-10

  • Worshiping the idols of culture leaves me exposed to the cruelty of the culture.
  1. Unlikely heroes have that God sees and calls forth. Judges 6:11-12; Psalm 139:13-16; Judges 6:13-18;
  2. Unlikely heroes are not the strongest or the best-equipped; they are and willing. Judges 6:19-24
  3. Unlikely heroes worship God by what we have. Judges 6:25-32
    • Potential can only be fully developed when it is fully given.
  4. Unlikely Heroes their idols and become fiercely loyal to God and His mission.

3Main idols we struggle with:

  • Control – remove by trusting that God is great and in control
  • Significance – removed by trusting Christ for my significance
  • Comfort – removed by trusting that God is good and enough for me

Next Week’s Reading Guide:


1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 1
1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 24
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 9
2 Samuel 12
Psalm 84

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is unique about you that you could offer God? What strength, or potential do you have that He could infuse with His presence and use in His mission?
  2. Have you made yourself available to God for His mission of loving people back to Himself? Share.
  3. Have you experienced God “consuming” what you offer, and then asking for more? Share how this has maximized your potential.
  4. What idols have you removed, or are you removing, in you life? How has this made way for your potential to be maximized?