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Summary: We all have giants that we must face. We can learn how David faced his giant and apply some great Biblical principles to our own lives.

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DAVID AND GOLIATH

I Samuel 17:1-9, 17-53

I. Background – vs. 1-7

a. War – (Israel vs. Philistines)

i. Philistines attempted to enter Israel through the Elah Valley

ii. Assembled for battle between Shochoh and Azekah

b. Goliath

i. Height – 9’ 9”

ii. His armor

1. Brass helmet – vs. 5

2. Coat of Brass - 5,000 shekels – 55 kilograms

3. Greaves of brass on legs – vs. 6

4. Target of Brass between shoulders

5. Spear head – 600 shekels – 6.6 kilograms

II. The challenge – vs. 8-9, 11

a. In it’s 40th day

b. Loser of the battle must be slave to winner

c. Israel was afraid of Goliath

III. David – vs. 17-40

a. His task – vs. 17-18

i. Take food to his brothers

ii. Check on their welfare

b. His arrival at the camp – vs. 20-22

c. His humanity – vs. 23-31

i. David’s question – vs. 26

ii. His brothers rejection – vs. 28

1. Brothers were jealous – vs. 28

2. Not the first time – vs. 29

d. His courage – vs. 32-40

i. He was willing even through opposition – vs. 33-37

ii. Put his trust in the Lord – vs. 38

1. Didn’t take armor – vs. 38-39

2. Used what he had – vs. 40

IV. The Battle – vs. 43-51

a. Goliath cursed David – vs. 43

b. Goliath’s threat – vs. 44

c. David’s declaration that this was God’s battle – vs. 45-47

d. David kills the giant – vs. 48-51

V. The Victory – vs. 51-53

a. The Philistines fled – vs. 51

b. Those who opposed David, joined in the battle and the triumph – vs. 52-53


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