• Pastor Craig

BELIEVERS THAT WALKED WITH GOD (The Less Than Perfect Believer, Samson) Judges 13:1 - 16:31


(The less than perfect believer)

Text: Judges 13:1 - 16:31

Biographical Information:

He was of the Tribe of _____ (13:2)

He was a _______________ (13:4-5)

His parents were spoke to by an __________ regarding his birth (13:3-23)

He had a miraculous birth (13:2-3) (Born to a __________ woman)

He was married to a ________________ woman (14:2)

His _____ was given to another (14:20)

His __________ and father in law were killed by his enemies (15:6)

Ministry Highlights:

The __________ of the Lord moved upon him at various times (13:25)

He married the Philistine woman to have ________ against his enemies


He slew ___ men of Ashkelon and took their spoils to pay a debt to his

ememies (14:18-19)

He used __________ with firebrands to punish his enemies (15:1-6)

He slew _________ men with the jawbone of a donkey (15:14-17)

God provided __________ from the jawbone of the donkey (15:19)

He took the __________ of the gate of the city of Gaza (16:3)

He slew more of the enemy at his __________, than during his life (16:30)


He did not keep the Nazarite vow made by his parents regarding his life

He lusted after worldly women (16:4-20)

He lost the “filling of the Spirit” in his life

The Lord ________________ from him (quit using him) (16:20)

Success Principles:

He loved God’s people

He hated God’s enemies

He returned to the Lord at the end of his life (16:28-30)

He is in God’s Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11:32) Considered a hero of the faith

Lesson for us to learn:

Sin will take you farther than you want to go (16:4-21)

Sin will keep you longer than you want to stay

Sin will cost you more than you want to pay

Sin will bind us from doing more for the Lord

Sin will grind upon us as we remember what we could be doing

for the Lord

Sin will blind us from the truth

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