Samson (Judges 13-16)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents,

This week we come to Samson in our study of the Old Testament judges. God gave Samson great strength, but Samson was very weak when it came to being faithful to God. Samson’s sin led to his death, but God used his death to defeat the Philistines and deliver the Israelites from their enemy.

READ: Judges 13-16 with your kids.

Main Point: God used Samson’s death to save his people.

Samson’s story reminds us of Jesus. Jesus never sinned, but God sent Him to die on the cross and rise again to rescue believers from sin and give them eternal life.

Help your children see that Samson offers us a contrasting picture of Jesus. Like Samson, Jesus’ death was used to deliver God’s people, only Jesus did not die because of a sin He committed. Jesus died because of our sin.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

61. What does the Holy Spirit use to change Christians? God’s word, prayer and trials.

For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us. Isaiah 33:22

Next Week: Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 1–4)

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