Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: There are giants out there that will intimidate you and do you much damage. There is a way to eradicate them as well. That must be our goal.


Numbers 13:33

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

1 Chr. 20:4

And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.

1 Samuel 17 = David and Goliath

What is a giant?

It is really a relavent term. To little Matthew, Bro. Gary must seem like a giant. When I am in proximity to Bro. Gary, I see another man who is more or less my equal.

Some things or situations in my life may seem gigantic to me, but to someone else, they are common matters.

A mechanical problem can easily be a giant to me, but to Bro. French, it is no big deal.

Different Approaches to the Giants of Life

A. One can decide to live with the giant and accept being dominated by him, suffering all the while. There is never victory nor freedom.

B. One can find some temporary help and get some temporary relief from the giants (1 Chr. 20:4). Too many times we are willing to settle for less than the will of God for our life. He wants us to have complete victory.

1 Chr. 20:4-8 tell of three battles and three giants that were slain.

C. One can confront the giant and not back up until that giant has been destroyed.

Our Giants are NOT always large human beings. They may be:

--Debt --Depression --Unemployment --Abuse --Rejection

--Habits --Temptations --Phobias --Anger --Uncertain Future

--Feeling Unimportant

Our Giants seem to shout in our face.

"you can't" "you never will" "you are too cowardly"

"you're to weak"

Due to our personal limitations, we can never get the job done in our own power.

We must connect to a Live Source of Power.

Acts 1:8

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

8 mas recibiréis poder cuando haya venido sobre vosotros el Espíritu Santo; y me seréis testigos, a la vez, en Jerusalén, en toda Judea, en Samaria, y hasta lo último de la tierra. (RVG04)

1 Co. 2:4,5

4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: {enticing: or, persuasible}

4 y mi palabra y mi predicación no fue con palabras persuasivas de humana sabiduría, sino con demostración del Espíritu y de poder; (RVG04)

5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. {stand: Gr. be} (KJV)

5 para que vuestra fe no esté fundada en la sabiduría de los hombres, sino en el poder de Dios. (RVG04)

Acquire the Adequate Artillery

David gives a good example. He choose five smooth stones. We know that he did not all of them to conquer Goliath, but he made sure preparation, nonetheless.

Let us put a name on those five stones.

1. The Stone of the Past

1 S. 17:37

37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee. (KJV)

37 Y añadió David: Jehová que me ha librado de las garras del león y de las garras del oso, Él también me librará de la mano de este filisteo. Y dijo Saúl a David: Ve, y Jehová sea contigo. (RVG04)

David remembered what God had done before, and was assured that He could do it again.

2. The Stone of Prayer

David believed in prayer. The psalms prove that fact.

Ps. 57:1

1 ¶ Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. (KJV)

1 Ten misericordia de mí, oh Dios, ten misericordia de mí; porque en ti ha confiado mi alma, y en la sombra de tus alas me ampararé, hasta que pasen los quebrantos. (RVG04)

Ps. 59:16

16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. (KJV)

16 Pero yo cantaré de tu poder, y alabaré de mañana tu misericordia: Porque has sido mi amparo y refugio en el día de mi angustia. (RVG04)

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