Pastor Tim Nguyen
We’re continuing our series on Strange Stories in the Bible. And I love this series because these extreme stories help us to understand things about God that we wouldn’t see otherwise. This week is about a guy named Jephthah from the first half of the Bible, back in the time of the judges. He is put in charge of the army of Israel to fight against the oppressive Ammonites… but he makes a mistake. He thinks that in order to ensure his victory against them, he has to make this strange contract with God.
This leads us to our question for the week; How can we protect ourselves from life’s biggest mistakes? The answer we get from our bible story this week is that we need to know God’s characters and his laws.