Samson Seminar: Saturday, February 1 from 8:30 -12:30
Samson is one of the most famous characters in the Bible. In addition to being the strongest man ever to live, he displayed skillful riddle-making wit. Such a combination of supernatural brawn and outstanding intelligence made him a wordsmith-warrior without equal. That being said, it is his romantic involvement with the notorious Delilah that has become so legendary. Consequently, their story has been the focus of countless sermons over the last three millenniums from both Jewish and Christian perspectives.
As a result, the most prominent artists of yesteryear have painted Samson and Delilah with all the passion their active imaginations can muster. Moreover, their story continues to captivate. It has been turned into top rated pop songs, Broadway plays, artistic musicals, dramatic readings, renowned operas, noteworthy poems, astute oratorios and numerous movies.
Among all of this creativity, however, little has been said about Samson’s suicide. Many commentators don’t mention suicide by name and most churches side-step it to focus on “the victory achieved”. Herein lies a waste of tremendous potential: What can be gleaned from Samson’s Story that might aid the prevention of such a tragic ending? Why is Samson included in the Christian Hall of Fame (Hebrews 11:32)? Can Samson be equated to modern-day suicide bombers? Come find out.
Date: Saturday, February 1
Time: 8:30 - 12:30
Cost: Free Will Offering for ARCSP
Dr. Jim Wisland Presenting