DOWN, BUT NOT OUT | SAMSON, EPISODE 4July 10, 2021
Pastor Kevin Fischer ~ July 10th & 11th, 2021
- FAILURE IS AN , NOT AN .
Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate, saying, “Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands.” When the people saw [Samson], they praised their god, saying, “Our god has delivered our enemy into our hands, the one who laid waste our land and multiplied our slain.” While they were in high spirits, they shouted, “Bring out Samson to entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them. Judges 16:23-25 (NIV)
TWO RESPONSES TO FAILURE
- THE NATURAL RESPONSE IS .
- THE BETTER RESPONSE IS .
Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them…” Judges 16:26 (NIV)
Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “O Sovereign Lord, remember me. O God, please strengthen me just once more…” Judges 16:28 (NIV)
- EVEN IN OUR FAILURES, GOD CAN STILL ACCOMPLISH HIS .
Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived. Judges 16:29-30 (NIV)
For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again. Proverbs 24:16 (NIV)
Daily Bible Readings:
Mon–Hebrews 4:14-16//Tue–1 John 1:5-9
Wed–Ephesians 1:3-8//Thu–Galatians 2:20
Fri–Ephesians 5:8-17//Sat/Sun–Acts 9:1-22
Memory Verse: For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again! Proverbs 24:16 (NIV)
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