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Summary: Series on Bible Characters.

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INTRODUCTION:

1. David was not a soldier at this time.

2. He was considered too insignificant.

3. He was only a shepherd.

4. “When others see a shepherd-boy, God may see a king!”

5. Why did David fight Goliath?

I. HE BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS A CAUSE--3-12

A. The enemy of God’s people (3-10)

1) His size. (4)

2) His armor. (5-7)

3) His challenge. (8-10)

B. The discouraged and defeated attitude of God’s people. (10,11,24)

C. God had been defied. (45, 26)

II. HE REALIZED THAT THERE WAS A CALL--13-33

A. David is considered by Saul and others too young and insignificant to be a soldier. (13-15)

B. He is on an errand for his father when he becomes aware of Goliath’s challenge. (17-23)

C. God used the challenge of Goliath and the fearfulness of Israel to arouse David to feel his personal responsibility to meet Goliath. (25-33)

III. HE POSESSED A CONSECRATION--34-37

A. He had been faithful as a shepherd boy. (34-36)

B. He had been secretly anointed king of Israel. (16:12-13)

C. He felt a Divine obligation to his people.

D. He was devoted to God and his cause.

IV. HE KNEW THAT THERE WAS A CURE--38-52

A. The provision of the world was refused. (38,39)

B. David chose his means. (40)

C. He was mocked by his enemy. (41-44)

D. He confessed his faith. (45-47)

E. He experienced God’s power. (49)

F. He was victorious over his enemy. (50,51)

G. He was a source of inspiration and encouragement to God’s people (52)

CONCLUSION:

1. There is a battle to be fought.

2. There are victories to be won.

3. God needs men.

4. Are you available?


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