In this series we are exploring the cyclical nature of God’s people. A journey of freedom, failure, and faithfulness. This message follows the story of God’s people in the land of Canaan found in the Old Testament book of Judges, when a new generation grows up and turns from the faith of their fathers. Because of their sin, God allows his people to suffer oppression in the land. But when they repent, he raises up military leaders to restore the land to peace. Even still, each new generation that comes after turns away from the Lord, and the cycle continues again and again. Sadly, this cycle is similar to the downward trend of faith that is occurring today from one generation to the next. Where did we go wrong? Thankfully, the stories in Judges point us to the real problem.