Growing up in church and having Sunday School be apart of your molecular composition, as it were, there are certain stories that stand out from among the others, especially if you’re a young boy. As a budding male specimen, certain themes and details appeal to you more than others as the teacher trudges his way through Old Testament accounts, most notably, the “action scenes.” Whenever a war account came up in class, I always like to imagine how it would look as a movie — it helped me visualize the story and it was fun to envision the battles. Naturally, certain Bible stories would linger with me longer than others. For example, Joshua’s destruction of Jericho (Josh. 5:13–6:27), Gideon and his 300 (Judg. 6:1–7:25), David and Goliath (1 Sam. 17), David and his mighty men (2 Sam. 23:8, which I always likened to Robin Hood and his “merry men”), and, in particular, the account we’re going to unfold today: the story of Samson.