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Samson: Getting Even - the New Mission

We are in Judges 15 and the passage is easily outlined.
Samson is wronged (v.1-2)
Samson gets revenge (v.3-5)
Samson is wronged (v.6)
Samson gets revenge (vs.7-8)
Samson is wronged (vs. 9-13)
Samson gets revenge (vs. 14-17)
In this entire story, we are not going to find any of God's favorite themes. Mercy, grace, forgiveness, kindness, gentleness, love they are all strikingly absent… But there are themes in this story… Revenge, murder, revenge, betrayal, revenge, destruction… did I say revenge?
 

Samson: Getting Even - the New Mission

Samson: Bumbling the Mission

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We are in Judges 14.  This chapter is one of the most theologically profound chapters in all the Bible in it we will see the shocking interplay between the sovereignty of God and the sinfulness of man. We will see that God completely runs this universe but we will also see that you and I make real choices that affect the people around us for good or for evil...

Samson: Mission

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Who is your favorite super hero?  Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Ironman, Captain America… I remember being fascinated by guys like these.

Could you imagine having a super power? What if you could fly?  Or what if you could make yourself invisible, read minds or what if you had super strength?  Could you imagine?

As it turns out the Bible has three chapters dedicated to a man who was very much like a super hero. Samson has fascinated the minds of young boys for thousands of years…