Summary: Sermon exhorts us to give the battle of sin to Christ.
Needing a Hero
1 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim.
2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
5 And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.
6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.
7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam; and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.
8 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and you servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
11 When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
6 fingers on each hand and 6 tows on each foot,
Spear like weavers beam
Sword and shield
Big and unpiercable
Send me a Man( Your Champion) Winner will be Master of the other
No champion among themselves
David came in the Name of the Lord and defeated the undefeatable
We Need a Champion
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Sin has Defeated many of men:
Fathers, Mothers, Kings, queens, countries
Doesn’t matter who you are !!
Who will fight for you? Man or a Champion???
Battles fought everyday:
Addictions to alcohol and drugs
Sexual immorality ( fornication, addul, homo)
Lying and stealing ( money problems)
Sin and Carnality cries out, “ send me out a man”
We send out: (Man)
Good works of righteousness and our excuses
Our Will Power(Our man made programs)
Our Inner Chi?? ( Mind over Matter)
Send out a real champion: In the Name of the Lord!!!
Crocodile Hunter ILLUS. ( one thing to fight with something another to kill it)
In the news the other day it was reported that the world famous Australian Crocodile Hunter had been killed by a sting ray, really by accident.
I loved to watch the Croc Hunter on the animal planet and other stations, it was amazing to watch him work with the snakes, crocs, and other deadly animals. He knew just how far he could get to the venomous snakes without being bit, well that is often anyway. He knew just how to handle danger, and because of this he was known as a hero and a celebrity. Amazing isn’t it that some one so skilled and knowledgeable could be killed by a accident. They said that it was very rare for a sting ray to behave the way it did, you see for once the animal did the unexpected and a hero died.