by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 15 and 16 of a 18 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 15: Samson-The Man Whom God Disqualified
Series: God's Gallery
Stuart Briscoe
Judges 14:1-9

Samson, the world's weakest strong man, allowed his weakness to overpower his strength. He became unusable so God withdrew him from his place of service.

I. He Was Called to Holiness.

N.B. Nazirite (13:5) Lit. Holy, Separated One. Numbers 6:2-8

A. Born in a special way. 13:3-5

B. Blessed in a singular manner. 13:24-25; See Numbers 6:24-26

C. Burdened with a spectacular responsibility.
1. Deliverer. 13:5

2. Lifelong Nazirite. 13:7; cf. Numbers 6:8

II. He Was Prone to Carelessness.

A. His faith was undeniable. 15:18


Part 16: Jephthah-The Man Who Made a Comeback
Series: God's Gallery
Stuart Briscoe
Judges 11:1-40

Banished by his brothers for a sin he did not commit, Jephthah was later recalled to be Commander in Chief of the Army. Like Christ, he was the rejected stone who subsequently became the corner stone. They both came back.

I. The Victimization of an Innocent Man. vv. 1-2

His brothers showed:

A. An over-zealous application of the law.
B. An over-anxious preservation of their rights.
C. An over-eager banishment of a potential threat.

II. The Vindication of an Injured Man. vv. 3-10

A. In adversity he conducted himself with dignity.
So he was:
1. Recognized by God.

2. Respected by men.

3. Required by his people.

B. In ascendancy he conducted himself with integrity.

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