When we look at Samson we observe

so much
COLOSSAL POWER
and yet so little
CHRISTIAN PRACTISE

What Samson was, God has called us to be…
Only BETTER

SAMSON’S CREATIVITY (AND OURS)
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WORDS
12 "Let me tell you a riddle," Samson said to them. "If you can give me the
answer within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments
and thirty sets of clothes. 13 If you can't tell me the answer, you must give me
thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes." 

      
"Tell us your riddle," they said. "Let's hear it."14 He replied,  "Out of the eater,
something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet." 

For three days they could not give the answer.

WORDS
Genesis 1
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the
deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

WORDS
There are two types of words that we speak:

CREATIVE
Creative words focus on the solution
Creative words renew faith and vision
Creative words cause action, prayer, and
enthusiasm
Creative words instil strength, genius and resolve

or

CORROSIVE
Corrosive words focus on the problem
Corrosive words renew fear and reluctance
Corrosive words cause immobility, worry and
lethargy
Corrosive words instil weakness, foolishness and
reluctance.

WARFARE
  3 Samson said to them, "This time I have a right
to get even with the Philistines; I will really harm
them." 4 So he out and caught three hundred
foxes and tied them tail to tail in pairs. He then
fastened a torch to every pair of tails, 5 lit the
torches and let the foxes loose in the standing
grain of the Philistines. He burned up the shocks
and standing grain, together with the vineyards
and olive groves.
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WARFARE
Luke 10
After this the Lord appointed… others and sent them two by two ahead of him to
every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is
plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send
out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among
wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the
road. 5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone
who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to
you. 7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker
deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. 8 “When you
enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. 9 Heal the sick who
are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.

WARFARE
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When the Philistines asked, "Who did this?" they were told, "Samson, the
Timnite's son-in-law, because his wife was given to his friend."   So the Philistines
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went up and burned her and her father to death. Samson said to them, "Since
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you've acted like this, I won't stop until I get my revenge on you." He attacked
them viciously and slaughtered many of them. Then he went down and stayed in a
cave in the rock of Etam.

WARFARE
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that you could pair up
with and begin to work
with to set the harvest
on fire?

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WORKS
Judges 16
  1 One day Samson went to Gaza . . . 2 The people of Gaza were told, "Samson is
here!" So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city
gate. They made no move during the night, saying, "At dawn we'll kill him."
  3 But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and
took hold of the doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore
them loose, bar and all. He lifted them to his shoulders and carried them to the
top of the hill that faces Hebron.

WORKS
Collossians 2
15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle
of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
1 Corinthians 1
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but
to us who are being saved it is the power of God… 23  but we preach Christ
crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those
whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the
wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and
the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.