Summary: Message Intro: A Lion roars for several reason, the three we are going to look at today are: 1. To say to its’ enemies this is my territory get out. 2. To strike fear and confusion in its prey. 3. To be a homing beacon for other lions in its pride to return home.
When You Hear the Roar - You Will Roar!
Message Intro: A Lion roars for several reason, the three we are going to look at today are: 1. To say to its’ enemies this is my territory get out. 2. To strike fear and confusion in its prey. 3. To be a homing beacon for other lions in its pride to return home.
PPT 1 Series title
Series intro comments. Our series graphic says that we all have a lion inside of us, but we don’t know where the release button is to let him out. Today I hope to give you an answer for how to do that.
PPT 2 Message Title (When you hear the roar, you will roar)
What I mean by the title is simply this, there is a part of us that can be stirred to the heroic when we get around someone who is doing the heroic. That is easily illustrated; when Rachel shared her testimony from the mission field last week, the Lion roared, and in many of you the lion inside you roared with her. You were stirred to join in the greatest mission of them all to take the gospel into all the world.
I also am using it to say that when you get around someone who is full of the Holy Spirit it will stir something in you. When you see or hear someone alive in God there is a part of you that will want to echo back to them the lion’s roar they are living out. You will see that demonstrated in our message today through the life of Jonathan son of Saul, the first king of Israel. We will see five groups of people stirred by his heroic action in the story laid out for us in 1st Samuel 14.
I believe the coal of Holy Spirit fire that was expressed in the life of Jonathan will touch you today in this message.
Turn to your neighbor and say, “When you hear the roar, you will roar!”
PPT 3-8 text
1Sa 14:1 Now the day came that Jonathan, the son of Saul, said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the Philistines’ garrison that is on yonder side." But he did not tell his father.
1Sa 14:2 And Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah under the pomegranate tree which is in Migron. And the people who were with him were about six hundred men,
1Sa 14:3 and Ahijah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod’ brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the priest of the LORD at Shiloh, was wearing an ephod. And the people did not know that Jonathan had gone.
1Sa 14:4 And between the passes by which Jonathan sought to cross over to the Philistines’ garrison, there was a sharp crag on the one side, and a sharp crag on the other side, and the name of the one was Booze, and the name of the other Seen.
1Sa 14:5 The one crag rose on the north opposite Mishmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba.
1Sa 14:6 Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few."
1Sa 14:7 And his armor bearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart; turn yourself, and here I am with you according to your desire."
1Sa 14:8 Then Jonathan said, "Behold, we will cross over to the men and reveal ourselves to them.
1Sa 14:9 "If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you’ then we will stand in our place and not go up to them.
1Sa 14:10 "But if they say, ‘Come up to us,’ then we will go up, for the LORD has given them into our hands; and this shall be the sign to us."
1Sa 14:11 And when both of them revealed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines, the Philistines said, "Behold, Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden themselves."
1Sa 14:12 So the men of the garrison hailed Jonathan and his armor bearer and said, "Come up to us and we will tell you something." And Jonathan said to his armor bearer, "Come up after me, for the LORD has given them into the hands of Israel."
1Sa 14:13 Then Jonathan climbed up on his hands and feet, with his armor bearer behind him; and they fell before Jonathan, and his armor bearer put some to death after him.
1Sa 14:14 And that first slaughter which Jonathan and his armor bearer made was about twenty men within about half a furrow in an acre of land.