Samson's Desires | Judges 14:1-20
Aaron Gray | June 11, 2017
- Why can it be so hard to hold in tension the ideas of God’s sovereignty and human agency? How can we firmly affirm these two important, biblical ideas without eliminating the tension?
- How does it encourage you to see God’s goodness and sovereignty, even as he works through very broken people and situations? How might we guard against letting this lead us to think it’s OK to act sinfully?
- What situations make it most difficult for you to control your impulses and desires? How is God wanting to change and grow you so that your desires line up with his?
- Jesus said “no” to every possible temptation and sinful desire because his greatest desire was to fulfill the will of the Father in saving us from our sin. How does this gospel truth lead you to worship and gratitude?
- Pray that God would help us as followers of Jesus to have our desires fully aligned with God’s desires.
- Pray that God would give us opportunities to share the gospel with people, and help them to see that all their desires are meant to find their true fulfillment in Jesus.
For Further Reading and Study
- How Does God's Sovereignty Work Together With Free Will? article from GotQuestions.org
- "Does God Control Everything?" free ebook by R.C. Sproul
- "Does God Control Everything?" sermon from Tim Keller