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SLAYING THE GIANTS IN OUR LIVES

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Sermon shared by Bud Martenn

September 2001
Summary: Giants do not go away, they have to be faced and defeated
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Num.13:26-14:11; I Sam.17:3-4; II Sam.21:15-22


1. A Giant is anything that STANDS between you and God’s plan for you

2. A Giant is anything that SEEMS bigger than you and your desire to serve the Lord

3. A Giant is that which is STRONGER than us and cannot be faced alone


I. THE TRUTH ABOUT GIANTS IN OUR LIVES

1. All of Us Have Them (David faced giants in his youth, mid-age, and prime)

2. Ambassadors of the Devil

3. Allowed by the Lord


II. THE TROUBLE WITH GIANTS IN OUR LIVES

1. Giants steal the peace of God’s people (Num.14:1)(I Sam17:11)

2. Giants stop the progress of God’s people

3. Giants seize the possessions of God’s people

a. First you have, “Giants in the land” (Gen.6:4)

b. The next thing you know you have a, “valley of Giants” (Josh.15:8)

c. That valley will soon become a, “land of Giants” (Deu.3:13)


III. DIFFERENT TYPES OF GIANTS IN OUR LIVES

1. The Giant of Difficulty (Gen.18:14)

2. The Giant of Doubt (Num.14:11)(Heb.3:12, 19, 4:6, 11)

3. The Giant of Division (The real Giants were their Friends, Family, Fellowship)

4. The Giant of Delay (40 yrs.)
* After 40 yrs. the Giants were still there, but now the people had a different attitude
* After 40 days the Giant persisted in threatening the armies of Israel (17:16)

5. The Giant of Delusion (Num13:33)


IV. HOW TO TRIUMPH OVER GIANTS IN OUR LIVES

1. Account that the Promises of God are True (Num.13:27)(14:8)

2. Approach Possible Giants in the Name of the Lord (I Sam.17:45)

3. Assist Other People with the Giants in their Lives (II Sam.21:17)

Giants don’t go away, they have to be faced and defeated
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