A Riddling Marriage

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Judges: Life Without a King

A Riddling Marriage 

  • Samson Disappoints
  • Suffering from Stockholm Syndrome
  • God’s Secret Work Behind the Scenes  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Judges 14:1-20. What is Samson’s weakness? How does his weakness get him into trouble? When do you find it hardest not to act on impulse?
  2. Read Exodus 34:11-16. How does Samson and Israel break this command? What is the danger warned?
  3. Why is assimilation into the surrounding culture so attractive for churches, and for individual believers? How do you feel that pressure in your life?
  4. What is God doing in this chapter? Does it bother you that God works in and through the sinful actions of Samson? Explain.
  5. How have you seen the Lord working through your sin, or someone else’s sin? How does this lead you to praise him? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Genesis 50:20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. (ESV)