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TITLE: Waiting for the Dead
TEXT: Judges 5:25-28 25 He asked for water, she gave milk; She brought out cream in a lordly bowl. 26 She stretched her hand to the tent peg, Her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; She pounded Sisera, she pierced his head, She split and struck through his temple. 27 At her feet he sank, he fell, he lay still; At her feet he sank, he fell; Where he sank, there he fell dead. 28 “The mother of Sisera looked through the window, And cried out through the lattice, ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarries the clatter of his chariots?’
PROPOSITION: We are often waiting for the dead, spiritually.
KEY WORD: Tactics


  1. Background of this event.

    1. Barak – general, Deborah – leader of Israel

    2. God will deliver Israel into the hands of a woman

    3. Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite – fed Sisera, he slept

    4. Jael put a tent stake thorough his temples

  2. Sisera’s mother was back home – WAITING for his return

  3. There are many ways that people today are “waiting for the dead.”


If you are trying to ________, then you are waiting for the dead.


  1. Be saved apart from the church – Acts 2:47


  1. Do the works of the flesh and produce the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:19-26


  1. Be saved by praying through – John 9:31


  1. Be saved without obedience – Philippians 2:12


  1. Be saved without assembling with the saints – Hebrews 10:25


  1. Obtain forgiveness without forgiving others – Matthew 6:14


  1. Worship as you please and obey God – John 4:23-24


  1. Be saved on the basis of morality – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9


  1. Be saved apart from baptism – 1 Peter 3:21



If you are waiting for God to change His mind and allow what He has forbidden – You are waiting for the dead.

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