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Summary: You can do it in the Name of Jesus...

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1 SAMUEL 17

HERE’S A STORY OF A GUY THAT WAS YOUNG AND GOOD LOOKING, LIKE ME, THAT WOULD TAKE CARE OF SHEEP. HIS NAME WAS DAVID. HE LIVED IN A LAND THAT WAS CLOSE TO GIANTS. AMONG THESE TALL PEOPLE, LIKE ME EXCEPT

ONLY LIKE FIVE FEET TALLER, WAS A GIANT INPARTICULAR THAT WOULD LOVE TO HARASS THE PLACE WHERE DAVID USED TO LIVE. HE KIND OF MADE IT HIS HOBBY, KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? WELL, THE KING WAS GETTING TIRED OF THIS CERTAIN GIANT THAT KEPT ON MESSING WITH THE TOWNSPEOPLE AND YOU KNOW HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE WHEN THEY ARE TOO WIMPY TO DO SOMETHING BY THEMSELVES, THEY ALWAYS GO TO THE “MAIN MAN” TO DO WHAT WIMPY PEOPLE

DO BEST: COMPLAIN, AND THE PEOPLE STARTED COMPLAINING TO THE KING. YOU KNOW, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE WHEN SOMEONE PLAYS THE DRUMS TOO LOUD AND SOMEONE GOES TO THE PASTOR AND TELLS HIM OR HER, “WELL, I DON’T MEAN TO

COMPLAIN, OKAY, “BUT!” THAT LITTLE GUY, OKAY, WELL, HIS DRUMS BURST MY EAR DRUM, OKAY.” AND THEN THEY THREATEN, “DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT OR I WON’T GIVE YOU MY 5% TITHE ANYMORE!” THEN, EVEN IF THE DRUMMER DOES

STOP, THEY STILL WON’T GIVE THEIR TITHES ANYWAY! SO, WHEN THE PASTOR GOES AND ASKS THE DRUMMER TO NOT PLAY AS LOUD, THE DRUMMER GETS MAD, AND BANGS ON THEM SKINS EVEN HARDER! INSTEAD OF THERE BEING A UNITY IN

VISION TO KEEP PEACE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL, THERE IS DIVISION. ANYHOW, THE KING WOULD ORDER THIS GIANT TO STOP HARASSING THE CITY, BUT THE GIANT, LIKE THE DRUMMER, WAS STUBBORN AND WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

THE FACT THAT HE WAS TEN FEET TALL AND FIVE FEET WIDE, AND WOULD KEEP ON HARASSING THE TOWNSPEOPLE EVEN MORE. ONE TIME, THE KING ANNOUNCED TO ALL THE MEN THAT WHOEVER WOULD KILL THE GIANT, AS A REWARD, WOULD BE WEALTHY FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, WOULD MARRY HIS

DAUGHTER, AND THAT HIS PARENTS WOULDN’T PAY TAXES ANYMORE IN ISRAEL. WELL, MAYBE NOT THE TAX PART, BUT THERE WERE GREAT BENEFITS! AS DAVID WAS PASSING BY A GROUP OF “BATTLE DUDES” WITH HIS SHEEP, HE OVERHEARD

THE CONVERSATION AND STARTED THINKING, “AHH, I WANT TO BE RICH. HEY, EVEN BETTER, I WANT MY PARENTS TO BE TAX EXEMPT.” THEN, AS HE KEPT ON WALKING, HE PAUSED FOR A WHILE AND A BIG SMILE CAME TO HIS FACE. HE GOT

REALLY EXCITED AND SAID TO HIMSELF, “AHHH, I WANT THE GIRL!” ALL HE COULD HEAR IN THE BACKGROUND WERE THE SHEEP SINGING, “BAAAAAAAAH, COME ON AND GET THE GIRL...” SO, THEN, TO MAKE SURE HE WOULD GET THE GIRL, I MEAN, TO MAKE SURE OF WHAT THE REWARDS WERE, HE ASKED ONE OF THE OTHER GUYS, “HEY, MAN, WHAT ARE THE REWARDS FOR THE ONE WHO KILLS THE GIANT?” THEN, ONE OF THE GUYS WAS LIKE, “YOU WANT THE GIRL, RIGHT?” DAVID WAS LIKE, “I’M SO OFFENDED! I JUST WANT TO BE A GOOD VETERAN FOR MY COUNTRY AND SERVE MY PEOPLE AND, YEAH, I GUESS, I WANT THE GIRL.” WELL, IT JUST SO

HAPPENED THAT DAVID’S BROTHER SAW AND HEARD THIS AND LIKE MANY PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY FIND OUT SOMEONE OTHER THAN THEMSELVES IS STARTING TO STIR UP SOMETHING IN THE CHURCH THAT WILL MOTIVATE AND BRING REVIVAL, HE GOT MAD. NOW LISTEN, THEY DON’T GET MAD AT THE PERSON. THEY GET MAD AT THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY NEVER DID WHAT IT IS THAT THE OTHER PERSON IS GOING TO STIR UP. THEN, THEY TAKE IT OUT ON THAT OTHER PERSON HOPING


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