Strong In The Lord; Making Your Emotions Your Friend (1 of 4) by Randal Ross

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RANDAL L. ROSS
TRINITY CHURCH
FEBRUARY 12, 1995
AM SERVICE
NAME: SAMSON


SAMSON II: STRONG IN THE LORD; MAKING YOUR EMOTIONS YOUR FRIEND

(Judges 14:1-4 NKJ)
(1) Now Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the
Philistines. (2) So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, "I have seen a woman in Timnah
of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife." (3) Then his father and
mother said to him, "{Is there} no woman among the daughters of your brethren, or among all my
people, that you must go and get a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" And Samson said to his
father, "Get her for me, for she pleases me well." (4) But his father and mother did not know that it
was of the Lord - that He was seeking an occasion to move against the Philistines. For at that time the
Philistines had dominion over Israel.

(Judges 14:5-6 NKJ)
(5) So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of
Timnah. Now {to his} surprise, a young lion {came} roaring against him. (6) And the Spirit of the Lord
came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though
{he had} nothing in his hand.

(Judges 15:4-6 NKJ)
(4) Then Samson went and caught three hundred foxes; and he took torches, turned {the foxes} tail to
tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails. (5) When he had set the torches on fire, he let {the
foxes} go into the standing grain of the Philistines, and burned up both the shocks and the standing
grain, as well as the vineyards {and} olive groves. (6) Then the Philistines said, "Who has done this?"
And they answered, "Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he has taken his wife and given
her to his companion." So the Philistines came up and bur ...


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