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Summary: A easy alliterated outline that people remember on Monday. Story of winning life’s war

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Losing the Battle to Win the War

1 Samuel 17:28-54

(sorry Illustrations are not fleshed out)

Intro:

David said, “I want to fight God’s War, not his own battle.

We may win momentary battles in life, but lose war (success, kids, marriage)

How did David win the war...

1.) RECONGIZED THE REAL ENEMY- (28-33)

Not David’s brothers, not Saul.

NOT YOUR FAMILY, NOT CIRCUMSTANCES, Real enemy is the Devil

2.) Remembered Past Experiences (34-37)

How many have past experiences that God pulled you through, we all have baskets we need to fill.

Past experiences David said, “I remember”

3.) Ready With His Equipment ( 38-44)

One of our tools or equipment is brokeness

-BROKENESS

( FALLOW heart)-not ready to receive seed

Student asked the Rabbi “ Why does it say to lay commandments on your heart not in your heart?” Rabbi replied, “Because when your heart is broken then the commandments fall in.”

What makes a heart hard?

PRIDE: If you LIVE AS you please, you will not be pleased how you live

God said he will send out the plows to break your heart.

-BITTENRNESS causes hardness: Anger and hurt not dealt with promptly

Refused to be broken “Rich young ruler, Cain, and Judas

People broken: David—Peter at fire, in fire, set on fire….alabaster bottle sent out aroma after broken

-Prayer

4 TYPES OF PRAYER

Stay in prayer “ Aware of His prescence” ( grandma suds) - -Tina

Stop For prayer—Talitha(MY DAUGHTER)“ undivided attention”

Submit through prayer “not my will” “die to my plans”…. Christy

Stillness in prayer---grand Pause…Selah

4.) REALIZED HIS EMPOWERMENT ( 45-50)

“ I Come to you in the name of the Lord

*ILL Write a check---does not agree with register

God gave Moses a check register----signed by the Iam--

5.)REJOICED IN THE END (51-54)

CONCLUSION:


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