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Summary: This sermon takes us in a deep look at the story of David and the gaint, and a veiw of his heart.

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DAVID, GODS MAN

1 Samuel 17

LETS VEIW THIS CHAPTER TOGETHER. THE STORY OF DAVID AND Goliath

CONSIDER SOME THOUGHTS.

#1· Think of a giant as anything that bullies or controls a person, family, or church.

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#2 What are some of the giants that Christian men face?

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#3 What are some giants that families face?

#4· What are some giants that churches face?

#5· How do giants intimidate us?

#6· Why do giants intimidate us?

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INTRODUCTION – Vs. 1-11

· Vs. 1-3 – Picture a valley or canyon about a mile wide with a riverbed running through it. Also picture one army camped on one side of the valley and the other army on the other side.

· VS. 4-7 – Goliath came out of the Philistine camp. He was over 9 feet tall. His armor was not only extensive, but heavy. His coat of mail weighed in between 175-200 pounds. The head of his spear weighed between 25-30 pounds.

· VS. 8-10 - Imagine Goliath going into the ravine and issuing a challenge for a “sudden death” match.

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS STORY?

#1 BE COOPERATIVE – VS. 12-22 let’s read

12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.

13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.

14 And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul.

15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.

16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

17 And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;

18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.

22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

#2 SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY

· David had been anointed by Samuel as the next king of Israel . Since then he had split time soothing Saul’s nerves with his harp, working as his armor bearer, and tending his father’s sheep. He did not flaunt his future position, nor did he seek any recognition. He simply did what he was told.

· David did not look for giants to conquer. He was too busy being obedient. He tended his father’s sheep and only went to the battlefield when his father sent him with supplies and to get a report on the battle.

QUESTION

· How is a submissive attitude to authority good training for fighting giants?


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