Former Ohio State star basketball player Dallas Lauderdale III is currently involved with Momentum Ohio with Aaron Craft.
“I don’t take this for granted.” That quote and Judges 13:1-5 provided the theme for this memorable Sunday sermon. I love organization in communication and the following outline on the life of Samson did even more:
- Supernatural Birth (Judges 13:2-3)
- Rules of Privilege to follow – Samson set aside for God’s purpose (Nazarite) 13:5
- No alcohol
- No death (food)
- Don’t cut your hair
- Power of Holy Spirit (25, 14:5-6, 15:14)
- Beginning of unending promise & potential (15:5)
In Samson’s end, we wonder how did he end up here? What a shame that Samson squandered God’s gifts because he couldn’t follow God’s rules (1 Cor 10:6, Heb 11:32)
Then at Samson’s end, he finished strong as one moment changed everything (Judges 16:29-30). We are all unique to God like Samson. We have strengths God gives us so we can serve His purposes. God doesn’t need us (Jesus + zero = everything), but He wants our attention and delights as we follow His ways.
The more examples we have of others, then the more God’s lessons reinforce in us throughout our daily life. If we seek to serve, love, and honor God, then we can except a multitude of opportunities to deepen our faith in God.