Summary: This sermons shows us how that God will use his supernatural power to confound the natural.
Beating the odds through the Supernatrual
When it seems that all is against you and there is no way possibly of escape
that is when God likes to do his thing
1 Sam 17:1-12
1Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered
together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and
Azekah, in Ephes-dammim.
2And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley
of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
3And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a
mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
4And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath,
of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
5And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of
mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.
6And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his
7And the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam; and his spear’s head weighed
six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.
8And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye
come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul?
choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
9If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if
I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
10And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that
we may fight together.
11When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were
dismayed, and greatly afraid.
God loves to use the supernatual to confound the natual
16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O
Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery
furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor
worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
19Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed
against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded
that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be
20And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery
21Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their
other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace
exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-nego.
23And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into
the midst of the burning fiery furnace.