Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God promises victory everywhere we go; but no one will go through this life with only one giant to face.
13 July 2010
U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris
Philippians Community Church
BIG IDEA: God promises victory everywhere we go; but no one will go through this life with only one giant to face.
REFERENCES: (Sheryl lost her only child – Keith); 2 Chronicles 20:20 (Jehoshaphat’s prays when he learns that Moabites . . . Ammonites, and Meun-ites are planning an attack against him and Israel); 1 Chronicles 18:13 (NIV) The LORD gave David victory everywhere he went; 2 Samuel 21:18-22;1 Samuel 17 (The familiar story of David killing Goliath); 1 Chronicles 20:5 (NIV) In another battle with the Philistines, Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod; 1 Chronicles 20:6 (NIV) In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha; Exodus 27:20 - "Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning”; Job 37:5 (NIV) God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. Job 40:9 (NIV) Do you have an arm like God’s, and can your voice thunder like his? Mark 4:35-41 ESV (Jesus calms a Storm); Romans 10:17 KJV So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God; Isaiah 40:31 (But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint); 1 Samuel 13:14 (“a man after God’s own heart); 1 Cor. 10:12 (Let he who think he stand take heed, lest he falls…); Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV ( full armor of God); Ephesians 6:12 (For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.); Job 14:1 (Man born of a woman …); Luke 4:1-13 (Temptation of Jesus); Psalm 18:2-3 (The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; In whom I will trust…); Isaiah 54:17 (No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shall condemn…); Ephesians 5:32 - This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: 1 Chronicles 18:13b (ESV) The LORD gave David victory
everywhere he went.
2 SAMUEL 21:15-22 (ESV)
III. READ THE TEXT: 2 SAMUEL 21:19a (And there was again a battle…)
1 Chronicles 18:13b (NIV) The LORD gave David victory
everywhere he went
IV. PURPOSE: To motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God promises victory everywhere we go; but no one will go through this life with only one giant to face.
V. SERMONIC THEME: “Giants, Keep on coming”
The Good Book reminds us all in Job 37:5 that God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.