July 26, 2015

Samson 2 - Flawed Humanity, Victory of God

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Judges: Partial Victories & the Faithfulness of God Topic: Exposition Passage: 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



  • 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?

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