The Besetting Sin (15 of 17) by Ken Trivette

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The Besetting Sin (15 of 17)
Series: Samson: A Life of Strength & Weakness
Ken Trivette
Judges 16:1-3

Outline
1. THE PROBLEM SAMSON EPITOMIZED
a) A Distinct Sin in Life
b) A Defeating Sin in Life
2. THE PERIL SAMSON ENCOUNTERED
a) The Method of the Enemy
b) The Motive of the Enemy
3. THE PROMISE SAMSON EXPERIENCED
a) A Consciousness of the Danger
b) A Conquering of the Danger

1. The last couple of scenes we have considered in Samson's life have been encouraging, especially after there had been so much disappointment. But, our hope is short-lived for as we enter Judges Chapter sixteen, we find him falling back into the same sins that had so disappointed us in earlier studies. You could say that it is the same song, second stanza, and still off key.

2. As we have often been reminded in our study on Samson, his life is an example of what could have been. Having been chosen of God and appointed to be a deliverer of the children of Israel, equipped and empowered with an unusual power to fulfill his calling, Samson was a skeleton of what he could have been and could have done.

3. I believe that God equips every believer to serve Him according to His will for our life. Yet, sadly and tragically, many, if not most, believers will live the whole of the Christian life without realizing what God could have done with them and through them. Our Churches are full of Christians who have no idea what God's will is for their life. They never fulfill their God-given purpose.

4. Phillip Adams said, "It seems that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever."

5. I am aware that serving God is more than having confidence or taking risks. It is following God's will. However, the will of God gives every believer vast potential to do things they otherwise never could have done and to be a person ...


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