Summary: This sermon helps Christians realize the importance of remembering their testimonies.
Remember Your Testimony
1 Samuel 17: 32 - 37
The entire Israeli army was afraid to fight this giant. Goliath was great warrior and no one would accept his challenge. Goliath boasted and mocked God and His army.
David was a young man, to small to fight. His father sent him to the battle to take food to his brothers. When David arrived he was shocked to find the army of the almighty God afraid.
Even though he was not numbered among the soldiers, he knew that something had to be done. David came boldly to kind Saul and requesting permission to fight the giant.
David had three things that the others did not!
1. He was willing 2. He had faith in God 3. He had a testimony
1. He was willing
· In verse 26, David questioned the army, Who is this Giant to defy God? He was willing to question those in charge regarding their lack of faith and progress.
· He was willing to go before King Saul and accept the challenge.
· He was willing to walk onto the battle field.
Sometimes its easy to serve God in church, around other Christians. The ultimate challenge is walking onto the battle field, in our everyday lives and standing for God.
2.He Had Faith in God
· David not only believed that God could deliver him, He believed That God would!
· He always looked to God’s Greatness, He never even considered the enemy.
Rom 4:19-21, “ 19And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: 20He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”
Gen 22:7-8, “ 7And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. “
David did not consider the circumstances, He refused to be disouraged by the enemy or his brothers.
· His brothers questioned him! Why are you here?
· Saul Qurstioned his ability?
· He was ridiculed by goliath
In all these things, David remained faithful and focused.
3. He remembered his testimony!
David gave his testimony, he said,
One day a lion and bear came into my Dad’s flock and took a lamb.
I went after the lamb and killed both the lion and the bear. And this gaint that
defies the army of God, shall be as one of them!
We need to remember the things that God has done for us in the past to overcome the battles that we face in the present.
We need to confess our victories to the world and to other Christians and realize that God will give us victory again.
Rev 12:11, “ 11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. “