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Summary: I think at some point after we become followers of Christ we become Christianized in a way that insulates us and makes us forget just how “crazy” the claims of Christianity are. This month I want us to revisit some of the stories the in Scripture that be

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“That’s Just Crazy!”

The Craziest Kid Ever!

• Who Get’s Your Vote?

• My Vote Goes to David – The Shepherd-King

1 Samuel 17:1-17:58

LOOK AT THIS CRAZY CONTRAST

• Goliath is 9’ 9” tall – A Giant

• David was too small to adequately manage Saul’s Armor

• Compare it to me Holding my Grand-daughter

LOOK AT HIS CRAZY COURAGE (12-24)

• Don’t we all know some “Crazy,” “Fearless” kid that we all kind of sit back and wait for him to “get some experience.”

• How many of us—GUYS—were ever “Double Dog Dared?”

The Stage is Set for God to Do an Amazing Thing

• The Entire Israeli Army Had Assembled – No One Responded

• This Whole Action Took Place over 40 DAYS (17.16)

Everything Was in Place, but No One Dared to Trust God

• Not the Army

• Not the Commander and Chief

• No One would Respond to the insults, Blasphemy, Challenge

Enter the Shepherd Boy

DAVID HAD ABSOLUTELY NO FEAR OF GOLIATH WHEN

EVERYONE ELSE WAS TOTALLY TERRIFIED OF HIM.

• David Had been going back and forth from the Field to the Flock

• Jesse sends him with some food and to get a report from his brothers

CONSIDER HIS CRAZY CONFIDENCE

• It appears to me that the defeat of Goliath was a foregone conclusion based on David’s Confidence (which some might consider arrogance.) But, with a God like David’s—like ours—such arrogance in God is appropriate.

When We Boast We Should be Boasting in the “Right Stuff”

Psalm 20:7 (NASB77)

7 Some boast in chariots, and some in horses; But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.

Psalm 34:1-3 (NASB77)

1 I Will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear it and rejoice.

3 O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

Galatians 6:14 (NASB77)

14 But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

THINK ABOUT HIS CRAZY RESPONSE TO NEGATIVE COMMENTS

• First He’s Blasted by His Brother (28)

• Second He’s Snubbed by Saul (33)

• Finally He is Insulted by the Enemy (41-44)

• When we were leaving West Virginia for Florida we were “surrounded” with negativity.

• People will often criticize what doesn’t make sense to them reasonably

What if David had listened to the Voice of Reason instead of the Voice of Truth?

• Golly, you’re right…what was I thinking? I’m going back to the sheep where I belong.

What if we had…if you had…

LISTEN TO HIS CRAZY CONFESSION (34-37)

• Courage and Confidence Come from Remembering the Past – God Delivered

• Courage and Confidence Come from Trusting in the Present – God is Here Now


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