Samson Loses His Strength (Judges 16:4-31)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: The true source of our strength is God.

In our bible story we learned:
    1.   Samson's pride and the Philistines' plot
    2.  God humbles Samson
    3.  God restores Samson and judges the Philistines

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

Read Hebrews 11:32.

Samson was one of the heroes of the faith that the writer of Hebrews listed as an example for us. Hebrews 12:2 tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus when we think of men of faith from of old. In the end, Samson gave up his own life to save Israel by destroying their enemies. That is what Jesus did for us—he gave up his life to destroy our enemies.

Although Samson was one of several judges appointed to deliver Israel, Samson’s life demonstrates the frailty of earthly deliverers. Samson became foolishly distracted with the pleasures and desires of the world. Jesus was different. Jesus came as a deliverer but did not fall into sin (Hebrews 4:5).


Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 49 which starts on page 325 in the Long Story Short devotional. Here are some questions you'll encounter as you go through this week's devotionals:

  • What is pride? (day 1)
  • How did pride blind Samson and how does it blind us today? (day 1)
  • What are we tempted to love more than God? (day 2)
  • How is Samson like Jesus (day 3)
  • Why is Samson's name listed among the faithful? (day 4)
  • How is Jesus a shepherd (day 5)

Pray about it! Confess where you have pride in your life and ask God to help you grow in humility. Praise God for giving us so many wonderful examples of faith, especially Jesus.


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Scripture memory in June

Check out the highlighted portion below to see what verses we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, July 1st.

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Mercy - A Gospel Principle for Parents

In moments when your children need your help, remember your need of mercy and rush towards them with the power and beauty of God’s mercy.
— Paul Tripp

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Aaron Cotton