Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to TEACH the hearers HOW TO slay Giant spiritual battles that continues to come in their lives.
U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris
South Post Chapel
BIG IDEA: No one goes through this life with ONLY ONE
GIANT to SLAY.
REFERENCES: 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 faint); I Samuel 13:14 (“a man after God’s own heart); 1 Samuel 17:43-49 (Story of David and Goliath);1 Cor. 10:12 (Let he who think he stand take heed, lest he falls …); Ephesian 6:12 (We wrestle not …); Job 14:1 Luke 4:1-13 (Temptation of Jesus); Ps.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 shalt condemn …); Job 14:1 (Man Born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble); Ps 37:39 (But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble); Isa 38:5 (Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen * * years.); Leviticus 26:8 (And five of you shall chase an hundred and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword); II Chronicles 20:1-37 (Jehoshaphast & The People of Judah);
I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: 2 SAMUEL 21:15-22
II. READ THE PERICOPE: 2 SAMUEL 21:15-22
III. READ THE TEXT: 2 SAMUEL 21:19a & 22 (And there was again a battle …These four were born to the giant in ath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants).
IV. PURPOSE: To TEACH the hearers HOW to slay Giant SPIRITUAL BATTLES that continues to come in their life.
V. SERMONIC THEME: “How To Slay Giants That Keep On
Who can ever forget the story of David and Goliath? THE UNDERDOG BRINGING DOWN THE GIANT STRUGGLES OF LIFE ...
Now, (my brothers and sisters) traditionally, without giving much thought to the subject matter .... MOST OF US HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE STORY OF DAVID’S BATTLE WITH GOLIATH ... IS THE SUM TOTAL OF DAVID’S EXPERIENCE AND DEALINGS WITH GIANTS ...
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MOVE 1: BUT, ACCORDING TO OUR TEXT ... in 2 Samuel 21 .... MANY YEARS LATER …
a. AFTER DAIVD ... the Giant Slayer ... HAD GROWN-UP … AND HAD BECOME A "MATURE BELIEVER", … GIANTS, KEPT ON COMING
b. … EVEN....YEARS AFTER HE HAD BECOME THE KING OF ISRAEL ...STILL, … GIANTS, KEPT ON COMING.
c. TIME AND CIRCUMSTANCES … CHANGED, … YEARS ADVANCED, AND DAVID HAD BECOME A SEASONED WARRIOR; ...
d. (AND an expert in PURPOSE-DRIVEN Ministry ... on
The Battlefield OF LIFE ...)
e. BUT HE STILL HAD STRUGGLES With GIANT spiritual
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MOVE 2: FOR YOU SEE IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHO YOU ARE … OR HOW GREAT OR POWERFUL YOUR OWN PERSONAL GOLIATH
MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST …
a. No ones goes through THIS life time WITH ONLY ONE
b. Likewise, I believe, AND I HOPE YOU SEE AND
UNDERSTAND, that in the EYES ON KING DAVID – GIANTS
JUST KEPT ON COMING.
c. THE BIBLE SAYS IN JOB 14:1 (Man that is born of a
woman is of few days, and full of trouble)…
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MOVE 3: NOW, Although we don’t like to hear it … the
fact of the matter is …
a. AS SURE AS WE ARE BORN; WE ARE GOING TO DIE;
b. AND AS SURE AS WE’RE IN HERE TODAY,
c. IF WE HAVEN’T already EXPERIENCE HARD TIMES,
STRUGGLES, AND TROUBLES …
d. WE’RE GOING TO …EXPERIENCE SOME HARD TIMES,
STRUGGLES, AND TROUBLES ….
e. … OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN …
d. BUT, when WE DO (and I didn’t say IF we do, but
when we do) … DON’T BE DISMAYED … BECAUSE THE
e (IN PSALMS 37:39) … THAT THE SALVATION OF THE
righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in
the time of trouble.
f. I’ve heard someone say … that …”THE LORD IS MY
STRENGTH AND MY SALVATION … WHOM SHALL I FEAR …
g. TURN TO YOUR NEIGHBOR AND SAY … I’M GOING THROUGH …
BUT THAT’S ALRIGHT. BECAUSE … THE LORD IS MY
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MOVE 4: Now, my brothers and my sisters, If there’s
ever been anyone that knew HOW TO SLAY GIANT
SPIRITUAL BATTLES …
a. … IF THERE’S EVER been anyone (outside of JESUS