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WIST NOT: GOD'S POWER (3 OF 4)
1. SAMSON EMBODIED A LIFE APPOINTED BY GOD
A) A Life That Was Given By God
B) A Life That Was Given To God
2. SAMSON ENJOYED A LIFE ANOINTED BY GOD
A) The Source Of His Strength
B) The Secret To His Strength
3. SAMSON EXPERIENCED A LIFE ABANDONED BY GOD
A) The Cause Of His Loss
B) The Consequences Of His Loss
D.L. Moody was probably one of the greatest American
evangelists that ever lived. Although he lacked in
education, his ministry from the second half of the
19th century is still felt in our own day and time.
There were a couple of experiences that changed the
life of Moody.
One occurred after speaking in a small Sunday school
in New York. Moody said that the experience probably
influenced him more than any other in his life. As he
was getting into his carriage to hurry from one Sunday
school to another, he was touched on the shoulder by
an old man whose white hair was blowing in the wind.
With his finger pointed at Moody, he said, “Young man,
when you speak again, honor the Holy Ghost.” Moody
said he got in his carriage and rode away, but the old
man’s voice kept ringing in his ears. It would be
months before he would completely understand what the
old man had meant, but Moody would later say, “From
that day till this, I seldom stand before a great
audience where I don’t see that old man, with his
outstretched finger, and hear his voice, 'Honor the
The second experience that changed Moody’s life and
ministry occurred in Chicago. There were two women
that were coming to his meetings. At the close of a
service they walked up to him and said, “We have been
praying for you.” Moody replied, “Why don’t you pray
for the people?” The two women answered, “You need
power.” The two ladies kept praying for Moody and kept
telling him he needed power. Finally Moody sat down
and talked with them about what they meant. ...
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