By David Watson

Benchley, February 7, 2016

  • Judges 13-16
  • Introduction
    • Judges 13:5 – Samson was a Nazirite, so he did not cut his hair.
    • Some things Samson did were by God’s design. Judges 14:1-4
    • God can use people who are sinners to do His will.
  • “Love” is blind
    • Judges 16:4-21 – Samson loved Delilah, but she did not seem to love him back.
    • Judges 14:17-18 – It was not the first time Samson was overcome by a woman.
    • I may marry someone who hurts me spiritually.
      • Boys, it’s a problem if you become more interested in girls than in God.
      • Girls, it’s a problem if you become more interested in boys than in God.
    • The strength came from God, not his hair.
      • Judges 13:24-25 – The Spirit of the Lord was upon Samson.
      • Judges 14:6
      • Judges 15:14-15
      • Judges 13:3-5 – God told Samson’s mother the conditions upon which God would bless him.
      • Judges 16:28-30
      • I Peter 3:21 – The power of God saves us – the power is not in the water.
      • I Peter 1:18; I John 1:7; Colossians 1:13-14
      • Samson had to have long hair to receive the blessing of strength.
      • We must be baptized to receive the blessing of forgiveness.

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