A Baby Named Sunny (4 of 17) by Ken Trivette

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A Baby Named Sunny (4 of 17)
Series: Samson - A Life Of Strength And Weakness
Ken Trivette
Judges 13:1-7



a) The Assurance Declared by the Fulfilled Promise
b) The Ability Demonstrated by the Fulfilled Promise


a) There Was Physical Growth
b) There Was Spiritual Growth


a) The Presence of God was with Him
b) The Power of God was on Him

1. According to babynames.com, the top five baby names for girls in 2007 were Ava, Abigail, Cailyn, Madeline, and Isabella. The top names for baby boys were Aidan, Braden, Kaden, Ethan, and Caleb. Thinking about baby names, I think about a mother who was sitting on the couch reading a book when one of her children walked up to her and said, ''Mommy, why is my name Petal?'' The mother said, ''Because when you were born, a petal fell on your head.'' Another one of her children overheard their conversation and she asked, ''Mommy, why am I called Rose?'' The mother replied, ''Because when you were born a rose fell on your head.'' All the time another one of her children was standing there going, ''duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh.'' The mother said, ''Please be quiet, Refrigerator.''

2. In Judges 13:1-23 we have seen the circumstances surrounding the announcement of the birth of a baby boy. In verse 24 we see the birth of that son. We read that Manoah and his wife ''called his name Samson.'' The name Samson means ''sunlight, sunny.'' He was their sunny-boy. Although names were given for various reasons in the Old Testament, it is not known why they called their son Samson. Whatever the reason, the name they gave him has become one of the most familiar names of the Bible.

3. In our past studies we have looked at the times of Samson, as well as his parents. Beginning with this study we turn our attention to Samson himself. Today, I want us to see three things about Samson as stated in Judges 13:24 and from them ...

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