The only woman Judge of the Israelites


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times From the time they conquered Canaan under the leadership of Joshua until the formation of the Kingdom of Israel under Saul, the ancient Israelites were without a central government. During those years when there was a crisis, God sent individuals called Judges to lead the Israelites. Of all the Judges sent by God, only one was a woman. Her name was Deborah and this is her story. 1 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead. 2 And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles. 3 And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel. 4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. 5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. 6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? 7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand. 8 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. 9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him. 11 Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh. 12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor. 13 And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon. 14 And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him. 15 And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet. 16 But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left. — Judges 4:1-16 (KJV)


Friday, July 24

6-8:30 p.m.: Kids will meet real Bible people and discover how God works through us at Camp Discovery VBS. This fun-filled week will be at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Road. Puppets, videos, music, good food, and exciting stories will be some of the activities. To register, call 674-5083 or 764-5311.

Saturday, July 25

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds its next infant care giveaway.

Sunday, July 26

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union hosts a concert by Monty Allen.

6 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, hosts a concert by “Band of Brothers. Everyone welcome. Rev. Melvin Shelton, Pastor.

Sunday, July 26-Wednesday, July 29

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church holds its Annual Homecoming Service on Sunday at 2 p.m. and Revival Services Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. Dr. Dennis Rector of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Cowpens will be ministering the message on Sunday and will continue the services each night. Come join us, we give Honor and Glory to our God.

2 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.: Galilee Baptist Church in the Sedalia Community holds Revival Services Sunday through Wednesday. Pastor Malachi Rodgers Sr. will bring the Sunday morning message. At 2 p.m. Rev. James Farr, the pastor of Flint Hill Baptist Church in Newberry will bring the afternoon message.

At 7:15 p.m., Monday night through Wednesday night, Rev. Timothy Hunter, Pastor of Island Creek Baptist Church in Gaffney will be the evangelist.

The public is invited to come share with us in these services.

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: The Red hill Baptist Church holds its annual revival. The speaker for the 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday through Wednesday 7 p.m. services will be the Rev. George Shell, Pastor of the St Luke Baptist Church Buffalo.

Pastor Stephens and the Red Hill Baptist Church Family, the Little Church with the Big Heart, welcome each and every one to come out and share in these services with us.

Sunday, July 26-Thursday, July 30

6-8:30 p.m.: Crestview Baptist Church, 1100 Furman Fendley Highway, holds Vacation Bible School. The first night bring a swimsuit and towel for a 100 foot water slide. Josh Freeman, Pastor.

Friday, July 31

At Dark: First Baptist Church hosts a Drive-In Movie. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, Aug. 1

10 a.m.-Noon: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its 131st Annual Session. The practice sessions for the Youth Convention Choir, Youth Convention Dancers and Youth Bible Quiz will be Saturdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 2015 from 10-12 noon at the Baptist Center. The host church is Red Hill; the host pastor is Rev. Geoffrey Stephens; and the host superintendent is Dea. Robert Foster. Moderator Dr. James L. Mason and President Lena J. Thompson.

Noon: The Union County Prayer Foundation Back to School Bash will be held at Bethany AME Community Life Center in Kelton. There will be gospel artists, motivational speakers, vendors, food, free snow cones, school supplies for the children. There will be fun for the whole family. Most importantly, dignitaries will be praying for the success of the County and the children before the new school year begins. Come out and be blessed. For any questions, feel free to email Elder Ysante McDowell/Visionary @ ysante_mcdowell@yahoo.com.

Sunday, Aug. 2

10:30 a.m.: Putman Baptist Church celebrates Homecoming with special guest singers “The Pathfinders.” The church is located at 3692 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC and we invite everyone to come celebrate with us.

6 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, hosts a concert by “Pathfinders.” Everyone welcome. Rev. Melvin Shelton, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 2-Wednesday, Aug. 5

5:30-8 p.m.: Lockhart Freewill Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme will be “Fishing For Jesus.” Ages 3 and up. A meal will be served each night from 5:30-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a Poor Man’s Supper. The menu will include colored butter beans, stewed potatoes, sauerkraut with side wennies, cornbread, and drink. Desserts are extra. Singing starts at 6:30 p.m. with Shon Morris.

Sunday, Aug.9

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday dinner.

The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak and gravy, creamed potatoes, rice and gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert.

Cost is $8 per person.

Call 427-1622 for takeouts which will be ready at 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 9-Wednesday, Aug. 12

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Jeter Chapel AME Church holds revival. The speaker for the 2 p.m. Sunday service will be the Rev. Dr. Jefferson W. McDowell of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Laurens. The Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. and the speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Derrick Scott of St. Paul AMEC, Columbia. Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

2:15 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds their Annual Revival Service. The Rev. Lee Byars of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Gaffney, will deliver the message at all four services.

Bible Study

Shiloh Outreach Baptist Church, 194 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, holds a Community Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times

From the time they conquered Canaan under the leadership of Joshua until the formation of the Kingdom of Israel under Saul, the ancient Israelites were without a central government. During those years when there was a crisis, God sent individuals called Judges to lead the Israelites. Of all the Judges sent by God, only one was a woman. Her name was Deborah and this is her story.

1 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.

2 And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

3 And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.

4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?

7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.

8 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.

9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.

11 Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.

12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.

13 And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon.

14 And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.

15 And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.

16 But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.

— Judges 4:1-16 (KJV)

http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_IMG_00041.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times

From the time they conquered Canaan under the leadership of Joshua until the formation of the Kingdom of Israel under Saul, the ancient Israelites were without a central government. During those years when there was a crisis, God sent individuals called Judges to lead the Israelites. Of all the Judges sent by God, only one was a woman. Her name was Deborah and this is her story.

1 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.

2 And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

3 And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.

4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?

7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.

8 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.

9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.

11 Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.

12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.

13 And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon.

14 And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.

15 And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.

16 But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.

— Judges 4:1-16 (KJV)

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