by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 7 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: Samson: Man of Faith
Series: His Story - His People
Stuart Briscoe
Judges 13:1-16:31

I. Introduction to the Book of Judges.

A. Israel, adjusting to the Promised Land, was surrounded by enemies. 2:20f

B. Called to be God's special people, but prone to corruption. 2:10f; 13:1

C. Theocracy included Judges-charismatic, military, judicial, governors. 2:16

D. Samson, the last of the Judges, is listed as a hero of the faith. Hebrews 11:32

II. The Formation of Samson-The Man of Faith.

A. He was created by God. 13:2-3

B. He was committed to God. 13:4 7
1. The earnest concern of his parents. 13:4, 8

2. The Nazirite vow. Numbers 6:1f


Part 2: David: King of Israel
Series: His Story - His People
Stuart Briscoe
1 Samuel

I. Introduction to the Kings

A. Under theocratic rule, Israel had acknowledged Jahve as King.¬

B. But they wanted a king like the neighboring cities and states.

C. God warned them about the downside of monarchies. 1 Samuel 8

D. He reluctantly gave them a king, but imposed strict limitations. Deuteronomy 17:14f

E. The king was responsible for the welfare of God's people.

F. Saul, the first king, was deposed; David, a man after God's own heart, took over.

II. The Call of David. 1 Samuel 16:1 13

A. God dismissed Saul for his arrogance and disobedience. 1 Samuel 15

B. In contrast, David was a humble shepherd who knew the Shepherd. Psalm 23

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