Samson 2 - Flawed Humanity, Victory of God
July 26, 2015 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Judges: Partial Victories & the Faithfulness of God
Topic: Exposition Scripture: Judges 16
The end of the story of Samson
Introduction, Samson 1 review
God is doing something, Samson doing something else
Flawed humanity, The victory of god
Weakness and Strength, 16:1-3
Two things to see
The Plans of Power 4-6
Playing Games, 7-22
Game 3—The Weave
Upping Her Game
The Victory of God
Worship and Gloating, 23-25
Calling on the Lord, 26-28
Deliverance through the Judge, 29-31
Jesus and the judges
Transition in Judges
Follow King Jesus, by the Spirit
- Discuss the tragic phrase in Judges 16:20. “But he did not know that the LORD had left him.” What questions does this provoke in you? What emotions?
- The final act of the Samson narrative is God’s victory over his enemies. In the final scene do we see Samson finally repent? Yes? No? Why or Why not?
- Have you ever felt that you’ve messed up so bad that God doesn’t want me and could never use me?”
- Read of 1 John 1:5-2:6. What should be in our focus in light of our own sin?
- The Holy Spirit lives within every believer and is the strength and power for life, godliness and mission. Read Galatian 5:16-26. Discuss together ways we might yield to the Spirit’s leadership. How does he convict us of sin? Give us power to confess and forsake sin as well as to love and witness to others?