Sunday School Lesson 312 The Word to Samsom

Lesson: 312

Lesson Name: The Word to Samson
Theme: Sin's Deception

Reading: Judges 14:1-20; 15:4-16

Memory Verse: Prov. 1:10
Memory Verse Text: My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Talking Points

Point 1: Samson became the thirteenth judge.  Moved by his own selfishness and lust, he told his parents to get him a wife from his own people's enemy.  He told them, "I have seen...get her for me; for she pleaseth me well" (Judges 14:2,3).  God planned to use this to bring about His own purposes.  Application: It is sad that God has to use us in spite of ourselves at times!
Point 2: As Samson and his parents went down to Timnath, a lion attacked and he easily tore the lion apart with his bare hand.  Coming back to Timnath the second time, Samson saw that bees had made honey in the unclean lion carcase.  He gave the honey to his parents to eat and didn't tell them where it had come from.  Samson's actions showed how little regard he had for God's requirement for the Nazarite, for his people, and for himself that they would be rendered ceremonially unclean by touching the dead.
Point 3: Samson told the Philistines a riddle and offered them a large reward if they could solve it.  He did this to create an offense and to provoke an attack on the Philistines.  When they could not solve it, they used Samson's wife to make him reveal the answer.   She triumphed over Samson by getting the answer out of him, and then told his enemies. Application: Our families or loved ones can become points of attack that the Adversary may use to bring us down.
Point 4: Samson went to Ashkelon and killed thirty of the men's own people, Philistines, to pay the reward he had promised.  In addition, due to his further actions, there was more death and defilement, including the death of his wife.

Notes: Make sure you know something about the Nazarite; the Nazarite is described in Numbers 6.

Activities

Sunday School Lesson Activity 312 Puzzle for SamsonSunday School Lesson Activity 312 Puzzle for Samson

 
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Review puzzle for the life of Samson.  12 pieces of a jigsaw puzzle contain clues written on their edges that must be matched to complete a rectangle.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 313 Long Hair of Samson and Delilah the Philistine Mini Coloring BookSunday School Lesson Activity 313 Long Hair of Samson and Delilah the Philistine Mini Coloring Book

 
Date added: 09/20/2011
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8 page mini coloring book to tell the story of the life of Samson the judge and the secret of his strength in his long hair.  Students can color the small book or the larger one-page pictures.  Put the story on your classroom wall.