Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Steve Rivera - Addicted To Love - 090823


Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Steve Rivera - Addicted To Love - 090823

  1. 2. <ul><li>Addicted to love? Judges 13-16 </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Addict<definition </li></ul><ul><li>To habituate or abandon (oneself) to something compulsively or obsessively </li></ul><ul><li>Addictive behavior is not the problem in itself but rather a symptom </li></ul><ul><li>of the underlying problem. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Life of Samson <ul><li>Had a specific calling of God from birth> Judges 13:5 (NIV) </li></ul><ul><li>5 because you will conceive and give birth to a son. No razor may be used on his head, because the boy is to be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel from the hands of the Philistines. </li></ul><ul><li>The term “nazirite” comes from the Hebrew word nazir meaning “consecrated” or “separated” </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Judges 14: 1-4 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman. 2 When he returned, he said to his father and mother, “I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.” </li></ul><ul><li>3 His father and mother replied, “Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.” 4 (His parents did not know that this was from the LORD , Who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines: for at that time they were ruling over Israel.) </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>May have been unwilling to fulfill his calling </li></ul><ul><li>Jealousy </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Fierce temper </li></ul><ul><li>Vengeful </li></ul><ul><li>Attracted to the wrong women </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to endure a women’s nagging </li></ul><ul><li>15 Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.” 16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was tired to death. 17 So he told her everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Broke covenant relationship with God </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Was Samson addicted to love? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Psalm 16 <ul><li>1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge. </li></ul><ul><li>2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. </li></ul><ul><li>6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. </li></ul>