We are all human, every day we try to do things in our own strength. We all have different skills and abilities, and God knows the potential each of us have. But when we try to carry out God's plans on our own we can become tired, we can mess up and not accomplish what God had planned.
Discuss: On Sunday this idea was described to be like as smart phone with out any power. How is trying to serve God without the Holy Spirit like this?
Samson lived his life in this was too. He was a Nazarite, a man dedicated to God, and he was one of the Judges. God knew the incredible potential he had, but he messed up continually.
Discuss: 1. What was a Nazarite and what rules did they need to follow?
2. What was a Judge in the Old testament?
3. You will read chapter 16 of Judges, but what mistakes did Samson make before this point if you already know any?
Read through the following scripture and discuss together how it affected Samson when he lived through his own strength, compared to when he asked for God's power.