Rev. Lon Lorton

September 22, 2019

Judges 16:23-31

Prison Blues

  • Who would have thought the deliverer of Israel would be in the enemy's prison?

The Kiss of Death

  • Delilah understood how to seduce Samson.

Samson's Two Spiritual Flaws

  • He never appreciated his spiritual heritage.
  • He couldn't, or wouldn't, control his emotions.

The Circus Comes to Town

  • The Bible says Samson "performed" for them.


  • Samson prayed, and then he paid the price.
  • "There is no pit so deep that the love of God is not deeper still."  Corrie Ten Boom

The Real Hero of the Story

  • The real hero of this story is God.
  • The lesson of this story is the grace if God.

"When you run from God, you have to pay for the trip.  When you're in God's will, even if you don't like God's will, He will pick up the tab."  Tony Evans