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.
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.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
- God’s plan is perfect.
- God made Samson strong to help God’s people.
- Samson made wrong choices, but God’s plan is perfect.
- God sent Jesus to be our Judge.
- Whom does God use in His plan? God uses people in His plan.
- God made Samson strong.
- How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.
- God gave Samson power.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Isaiah 33:22
● “Ruth and Boaz” (Ruth 1–4)
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