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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

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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

 

Enter Delilah

 

     The Plans of Power 4-6

 

     Playing Games, 7-22

 

     Game 1—Bowstrings

 

     Game 2—Ropes

 

     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

COMMUNITY MEDITATION

KNOW

  • 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?

FEEL

  • 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?

LIVE

  • 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?

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