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A Sermon Outline By Pastor Elza Lamb

 

THE STRONG WEAK JUDGE


Judge 16:4-5 And it came to pass afterward, that HE LOVED A WOMAN in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Samson Judged Israel for 20 years and was the LAST JUDGE.
1. He was UNPREDICTABLE and UNDEPENDABLE. Because He was a DOUBLE MINDED MAN. James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
2. Samson Was BOLD BEFORE MEN and WEAK BEFORE WOMEN.
3. It Is said that Samson FOUGHT the LORDS BATTLES by DAY and DISOBEYED the COMMANDMENTS by NIGHT.
3. Someone has said about Him, He was a GREAT SINNER but when you check the record you find that he ALSO WAS A GREAT SAINT.

Heb 11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of GEDEON, and of BARAK, and of SAMSON, and of JEPHTHAE; ..Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

Judges 14:5 .... Kills a LION Bare-Handed.
Judges 14:5-6 .... Kills 30 Philistines.
Judges 14:19 .... Catches 300 Foxes .... sit fire to tails.
Judges 16:9-14 .... Kills 1,000 Philistines with Jawbone of Donkey.
Judges 15:15 ... Carrying off the Gates Of The City.


I. HIS SECRET DEMANDED.
Judges 6:4 And it came to pass afterward, that he LOVED A WOMAN in the valley of Sorek, whose NAME WAS DELILAH.

(a). Delilah A Woman Of The Philistines.
Judges 16:5 And THE LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us ELEVEN HUNDRED PIECES OF SILVER.

BILL COSBY = Son ... "The one man who know who killed his son .. was offered a reward and when offered money turned the killer in"... The Law Offered A Reward” for his killer.

(b). Delilah A Woman Of Persuasion.
Judges 16:6-15 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.

Delilah Said: How can I Tie you UP and Beat You Up.

Samson SLOW in UNDERSTANDING. ....!!!


II. HIS STRENGTH ERODED.
Judges16:15 And she said unto him, How canst THOU say, I LOVE THEE, when THINE HEART IS NOT WITH ME? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

(a). Delilah's Tears.
Vr15 ... “How canst THOU say, I LOVE THEE, ...”

She Was Persistent and applied Pressure. “You mocked me”

She Toyed With Him with Her Words.

Delilah Was A Woman COMMITTED TO DESTROY HIM.

(a). Samson’s Trust.
Judges16:16-17 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death; That HE TOLD HER ALL HIS HEART

Judges16:17 ...... IF I BE SHAVEN, then MY STRENGTH WILL GO FROM ME, and I SHALL BECOME WEAK, and be like any other man.

He Told Delilah the TRUTH as HE UNDERSTOOD IT.

Delilah's TEARS were STRONGER than SAMSON TRUST in GOD,
Read Vr#18-19 ....And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart,


III. THE SPIRIT DEPARTED.
Judg 16:20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he WIST NOT THAT THE LORD WAS DEPARTED FROM HIM.

(a). The Strong Man Did Not Know.
Vr#20 ... “The LORD was DEPARTED FROM HIM”..

{When you FALL ASLEEP in the LAP of YOUR LUST you ALWAYS WAKE UP in the HANDS OF THE PHILISTINES}

SAMSON’S EXPERIENCE TURNED AS BITTER AS WOODWORM.
Prov 5:3-5 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: .. But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

SAMSON THE JUDGE BECAME SAMSON THE ANIMAL ..... as the PROSTITUTE ... DELIAH ....LED HIM TO THE SLAUGHTER.
Prov 7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

(b). The Spirit Departed From The Judge.
David Prayed .... “Take Not Thy Holy Spirit From Me”..

Vr#21 “The BLINDING, BINDING, GRINDING .... of SIN”
 


 

 
 

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