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The Power of 1

1 Samuel 22:1-2


Last night if you have a cell phone in San Antonio Texas received a warning text

About covid-19 virus and how it is spreading rapidly.

For many brought concern

And rightfully

Others distress, worry, fear

Others indifference

Began to look at how this virus spread so rapidly from one person to affect a whole world.

Began to reflect this is the way the Gospel of Jesus Christ should be.

We often times forget or underestimate the power of one.

In a family it can take one person to bring great distress, conflict, turmoil.

But equally true in a family one person in Christ has the power to change the whole dynamics and future of that family for generations.

Joshua 23:10-11

Berean Study Bible

One of you can put a thousand to flight, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as He promised.

Therefore, watch yourselves carefully, that you love the LORD your God.

In 1 Samuel 22:

Story of David and the cave of Adullam.

David was running from King Saul

Chapter before had to act like a crazy man to escape a king

David went to this cave to escape

Just wanted to be alone


We feel insignificant.

We feel unimportant

We can lose our sense of value

Begin to focus on our self.

Begin to feel shut out or isolated.

Nobody understands me and what I’m going through.

The first people that came to him

Was his family

And then everyone else

Distress: people with problems

In debt:


It would have been easy surrounded with these people to



Become negative

Lord why did you send me these people?

I have my own problems

I need money

In the cave David began to turn to God

wrote 3 Psalms

Ps. 142 David is on his Face

Began to weep

Expressing his true feelings

Ps. 57 David is on his Knees

Trust restored

In the shadow of your wings I will make my refuge

Ps. 34 David is on his Feet

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

David became a Father:

to those that were in distress

In debt


1 Corinthians 4:15

New King James Version

For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

In our society or churches today we have a lot of instructors, teachers.

But we don’t have many fathers.

Women don’t think you’re off the hook this morning.

In this scripture the original Greek translation for father is “pater”

one who imparts life and is committed to it

The need to impart Life!

There are many teachers, counselors people to give their advice.

But the question is what are they giving?

Are we imparting Life?



One of the qualities of a father

Not to give up on their children

Spiritual Abortions are taking place in our churches.

Yesterday texting a man who at one point

Worked with me

Didn’t give up

Call me to the altar to pray for offering

Could have said he will never make it and given up

Never underestimate the Power of One

This morning you can be that one

To put a thousand at flight

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