Samson: God Works Through Sin

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  • Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
  • Speaker: Aaron Anderson
  • Series: Judges
  • Topic: Expository
  • Passage: Judges 14:1–15:20

Part I: Samson marries a Philistine woman.

“There is no such thing as harmonious co-existence between the church and the world, for where there is no conflict it is because the world has taken over.” — Michael Wilcock (The Message of Judges)

Part II: God works through Samson’s sin.

“They may bear the name of God’s people, but they would rather live at peace with the world and worship their idols than be freed to worship God—and they would rather cut down their own rescuer than risk confrontation with the world.” — Tim Keller

“The amazing truth is that God works through sinners, and through sinful situations. He keeps his promises to bless his people in the dark and disastrous periods of our lives, as well as through the times when things are going ‘right. Not even our own sin will stop him from saving us or using us. Mysteriously, often unseen, and usually far beyond our comprehension, God works through the free (and very often flawed) choices people make: ‘In all things, God works for the good of those who love him’ (Romans 8:28).” — Tim Keller