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Samson's Philistine Bride

November 5, 2017 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Judges

Scripture: Judges 14:1–14:20

Samson's Philistine Bride

Judges 14:1-20

November 5, 2017



I.    The Bible prepares us for a positive outlook concerning Samson. Judges 2:18-19; Hebrews 11:32, 38.


II.   Charges against Samson.




III. The case for innocence in the taking of a foreign bride.





IV. Why would God be leading Samson to take his Philistine bride? Judges 14:4, 18-19, 10:6


Questions for reflections:

  • What are reasons for a positive outlook as we study Samson?
  • How does this passage reveal God's heart toward His people and the concern He has for their love, devotion, and loyalty to Him?
  • How is Samson dramatizing and prefiguring Christ in this passage?
  • How do you think the bride should have responded to the threats of the Philistines?


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