Samson: Strength and Weakness

Samson: Strength and Weakness

The book of Judges is a rather depressing read. As well as the people of Israel going from bad to worse, this is even true of the deliverers that God sends to rescue his people. The last of these twelve judges is Samson, famous for the extraordinary strength which God gave him. However the story of Samson is as tragic as the rest of the book of Judges with its central character displaying a great deal of disastrous weakness alongside his strength. During this series, we will look at the life of this tragic figure and try to understand what it is seeking to teach us about God and the things that we need to understand as we seek to follow him more faithfully.

5 November The Birth of Samson Judges 13 Nathan Larkin
12 November Samson’s Marriage Judges 14 Ruth Henson
19 November Samson’s vengeance on the Philistines Judges 15 Tim Davis
26 November Samson and Delilah Judges 16 Pete Everett