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Legendary- Samson

Legendary
Part 6
Samson


Judges 16:21 “Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain in the prison.’

Samson would say.., “FAILURE IS NEVER FINAL”

Proverbs 24:16 “though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.”

3 realizations that have the power to redefine our failure and change your future.

1. I’m not strong enough to overcome the power of the enemy.

John 10:10 “the thief comes to steal kill and destroy.”

I Peter 5:8 “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

I Corinthians 10:12 “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!”

2 Corinthians 2:11 “We are not ignorant of the devils schemes.”

2. The enemy is not strong enough to overcome the power of God

Judges 16: 23-25 “The Philistine rulers held a great festival, offering sacrifices and praising their god Dagon. They said, “Our god has given us victory over our enemy Samson!” 24 When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying, “Our god has delivered our enemy to us! The one who killed so many of us is now in our power!” 25 Half drunk by now, the people demanded, “Bring out Samson so he can amuse us!” So he was brought from the prison to amuse them, and they had him stand between the pillars supporting the roof.”

Romans 8:11 “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”

3. God is strong enough to overcome the power of my failure

Judges 16: 25-30 “So he was brought from the prison to amuse them, and they had him stand between the pillars supporting the roof. 26 Samson said to the young servant who was leading him by the hand, “Place my hands against the pillars that hold up the temple. I want to rest against them.” 27 Now the temple was completely filled with people. All the Philistine rulers were there, and there were about 3,000 men and women on the roof who were watching as Samson amused them. 28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple. Pushing against them with both hands, 30 he prayed, “Let me die with the Philistines.” And the temple crashed down on the Philistine rulers and all the people. So he killed more people when he died than he had during his entire lifetime.

Judges 13:7 ‘You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You must not drink wine or any other alcoholic drink nor eat any forbidden food. For your son will be dedicated to God as a Nazirite from the moment of his birth until the day of his death.’”

Judges 16:28 “Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time.”

1. Pray

2. Push ahead

Philippians 3:13 “Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead I press on.”

Judges 16:29 “Then Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple. Pushing against them with both hands.”

Colossians 1:23 “To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.”

Legendary- Rahab


Judges 16:21 “Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain in the prison.’

Samson would say.., “FAILURE IS NEVER FINAL”

Proverbs 24:16 “though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.”

3 realizations that have the power to redefine our failure and change your future.

1. I’m not strong enough to overcome the power of the enemy.

John 10:10 “the thief comes to steal kill and destroy.”

I Peter 5:8 “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

I Corinthians 10:12 “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!”

2 Corinthians 2:11 “We are not ignorant of the devils schemes.”

2. The enemy is not strong enough to overcome the power of God

Judges 16: 23-25 “The Philistine rulers held a great festival, offering sacrifices and praising their god Dagon. They said, “Our god has given us victory over our enemy Samson!” 24 When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying, “Our god has delivered our enemy to us! The one who killed so many of us is now in our power!” 25 Half drunk by now, the people demanded, “Bring out Samson so he can amuse us!” So he was brought from the prison to amuse them, and they had him stand between the pillars supporting the roof.”

Romans 8:11 “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”

3. God is strong enough to overcome the power of my failure

Judges 16: 25-30 “So he was brought from the prison to amuse them, and they had him stand between the pillars supporting the roof. 26 Samson said to the young servant who was leading him by the hand, “Place my hands against the pillars that hold up the temple. I want to rest against them.” 27 Now the temple was completely filled with people. All the Philistine rulers were there, and there were about 3,000 men and women on the roof who were watching as Samson amused them. 28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple. Pushing against them with both hands, 30 he prayed, “Let me die with the Philistines.” And the temple crashed down on the Philistine rulers and all the people. So he killed more people when he died than he had during his entire lifetime.

Judges 13:7 ‘You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You must not drink wine or any other alcoholic drink nor eat any forbidden food. For your son will be dedicated to God as a Nazirite from the moment of his birth until the day of his death.’”

Judges 16:28 “Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time.”

1. Pray

2. Push ahead

Philippians 3:13 “Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead I press on.”

Judges 16:29 “Then Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple. Pushing against them with both hands.”

Colossians 1:29 “To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.”

Legendary- Moses

Hebrews 11:23-29  “ By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.”

Bottom Line:
Let your faith be greater than your fears

1. Fear of loss

Verse 25-26 “He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

2. Fear of failure

3. Fear of rejection

4. Fear of the unknown

  1. Recognize that God is already at work in you.

Hebrews11:23
“By faith Moses parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.”

2. Refuse to be defined by anything but God.

Hebrews 11:24-27
“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.”

3. Remember that God has called you


4. Rely on God’s presence

Exodus 3:5 ““Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground
Verse 11  “But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” 12 And God said, “I will be with you.


I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear”

Legendary- Samson

Hebrews 11:23-29  “ By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.”

Bottom Line:
Let your faith be greater than your fears

1. Fear of loss

Verse 25-26 “He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

2. Fear of failure

3. Fear of rejection

4. Fear of the unknown

  1. Recognize that God is already at work in you.

Hebrews11:23
“By faith Moses parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.”

2. Refuse to be defined by anything but God.

Hebrews 11:24-27
“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.”

3. Remember that God has called you


4. Rely on God’s presence

Exodus 3:5 ““Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground
Verse 11  “But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” 12 And God said, “I will be with you.


I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear”

Legendary- Abraham

Legendary
Part 3
Abraham

Hebrews 11:8 “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

Bottom Line: To step into your destiny you will have to step away from your security

Genesis 12:1-4 “The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.  I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.  I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed…”

3 things about faith.

1. Faith requires us to listen up

verse 1 “the Lord had said to Abram…”

Jesus said
John 10:27 “My sheep know my voice..”

2. Faith requires us to leave behind

verse 1b “leave your country, your people, your father’s household.”

Genesis 12:1 “The Lord told Abram leave your home and your country and your people.”

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

You can have faith or you can have control, but you can’t have both.

Hebrews 11:8 “It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going”

3. Faith requires us to look ahead 

verse 2 “I will make you a great nation

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:8 “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”

Mark 6:6 “He was amazed at their lack of faith.”

Luke 7:9 “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”




Legendary- Noah- Vision Sunday

The GOAT:
Part 2
Noah
Vision Sunday

Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.

Bottom Line: One person can make a difference.

1. You can make a difference for your family

verse 7 “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family…”

2. You can make a difference for the future

Genesis 9:7 “As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”

5 things… If you are going to make a difference…

  1. You can’t be afraid to stand out

In order to make a difference you have to be different

2. You can’t be afraid to work hard

Making a difference is HARD WORK!

3. You can’t be afraid of being uncomfortable

Theodore Roosevelt “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”

4. You can’t be afraid to take a risk

Hebrews 11:6 “Without faith it is impossible to please God.”

5. You can’t be afraid to stay the course.

Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Legendary- The Goat

Legendary
Part 1
The GOAT

Philippians 2:9-11 (NCV) “God made his name greater than any other name…”

  1. No one ever spoke like Jesus.

John 7:46 NCV “The words he says are greater than the words of any other person who has ever spoken!”

a. He claimed to be God

John 10:30 “I and the Father are one.”

b. He claimed to be the only way to God.

John 14:6 ”I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"

c. He claimed to be able to give eternal life

John 10:27 ”My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand"

d. He claimed to have power over death

John 11:25 ”I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”

The Resurrection means that
Jesus didn’t just say this stuff, he did it.

2. No one ever served like Jesus

Philippians 2:6-7 NCV “Christ himself was like God in everything. But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit. 7  But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born as a man and became like a servant.”

3. No one ever loved like Jesus

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

The greatness of Jesus means 3 things:

1. I can have healing from my past.

Isaiah 53:3-5 (CEV) He was hated and rejected; his life was filled with sorrow and terrible suffering.  No one wanted to look at him. We despised him and said, "He is a nobody!"
4He suffered and endured great pain for us,  but we thought his suffering  was punishment from God. 5He was wounded and crushed because of our sins; by taking our punishment, he made us completely well."

Colossians 1:19 (MSG) " but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.

2. I can have help for my present.

Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT) " I … pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms"

3. I can have hope for my future.

Matthew 12:21 “In Him (Jesus) the nations will put their hope.”

Colossians 1:27 “Christ in you the Hope of Glory”