There is so much fear, insecurity, anxiety and chaos all around us and in the hearts of many, and rightly so since those alive today have never experienced anything like this. Your email address will not be published. David knew he served a God who cannot be broken down to a science. This is to trust in God. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? A. David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) Goliath 9.5’ / armor 125LB/ 1. There are things that hinder our fellowship with God and prevent our prayers from being answered. Making you fearful? David’s resume:  a shepherd who gave his life for his sheep fighting lions and bears. Required fields are marked *. Facing your own giants, you cannot pretend to be someone else. David had a huge trust in the LORD (v.32-37). King Saul was the kings who didn’t inquire of the Ark of the Covenant (He never sought it during his reign). I don’t have to remind you that these are trying…, Disappointments in ministry By: Ysrael De la Cruz I think about the list of names at the end of 2 Timothy 4 verses 9-22 and the stories attached to each one of them. (34-37)  David recognized God’s deliverance in his own life; he had fought animals and he acknowledged the Lord gave him victory and the LORD would help him prevail against Goliath as well. Any obstacle we face as God’s children we must face it courageously because our LORD is bigger that any problem, issue or difficulty we face on this earth. Committed to Loving God and Loving People. King Saul had created an incentive so that somebody might be brave enough to go fight Goliath. This is one of those times in the history of Israel that you know the nation lacked the leadership of Moses, Joshua, Caleb, and the determination of Samson. We all face challenges that … Our Giants (challenges, problems, difficulties, etc.) (He never fail and he won’t start now-Oceans) Facing our Giants. Are the giants keeping you down? Don’t Forget to set your clocks ahead one hour March 7, 2020. More than a song or anthem, this needs to be truly lived out as you face your own giants in your life. Our God is greater our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other. When the leader of a nation walks defeated and faithless, so will those he lead, those who were looking to him for encouragement and for leadership. (v.28) “who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? In order to overcome them, you must stand in the name of the LORD with confidence. 1 Samuel 17 We all have to fight battles in this life; perhaps you may be fighting one right now. The Philistines had a champion named Goliath who taunted the nation of Israel for 40 days. Overwhelming your life? This sermon is about developing the courage we need to face the giants in our lives. Goliath’s words “Choose a man and have him come down to fight me”  King Saul ran out of resources. God rejected him as king because he disobeyed the command of the Lord. Giants just appear at times, and sometimes we feed them a little at a time and raise them up all on our own. Everyone will know that God doesn’t need a sword or spear to save. If he is with us who or what can come against us. The strength of your faith is determined in the midst of adversity. David is the only one who had enough faith to come against the giant. “These things are coming to me left and right, but I am confident in you. He didn’t know how to overcome the issue; he was afraid, insecure regarding a war he was fighting against the Philistines. David knew whom he represented and his faith was in the LORD. God will give you the victory when you stand in his strength; when you trust him enough to face the giants courageously like David. He doesn’t realize that we are children of the Living God? SICC family and friends, Amid all the concern regarding the Coronavirus we want to quickly update you on what we have done and will continue to do during this time. Marine: ''Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.'' His brother scolded him for leaving the sheep home to come and see the war. In other words, he wasn’t in the best emotional, psychological shape to lead a nation. During this time, an evil spirit was tormenting him. The giant came with all he had, but David came against the giant in the name of the LORD Almighty the God of the armies of Israel. (v.13-24). Fear paralyzed the nation; they could not move forward due to their fear. Copyright © 2020 Staten Island Christian Church. (v.26), Statistically speaking David didn’t even have a chance, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Goliath truly had faith in his ability as a soldier; he challenged any man from the Jewish army to come and fight him, but no one was brave enough there. King Saul still thought David needed to be dressed appropriately for battle. I come against them in the name of the LORD Almighty.”. Everyone…, Have you ever wondered why God does not answer our prayers? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. These people all crossed path with the apostle Paul; some were his traveling companions in his endeavors to plant churches; some reminded…. 1 Samuel 17:1-11 Choose a man and have him come down to fight me. We lose our own identity and focus on the problem rather than the one who can change and eliminate the problem once and for all. Our church is open and we hold service at 11 Am every Sunday. Your email address will not be published. (v.26), Who does he think he is? Facing the Giants in Your Life Sammy Burgess 1 Samuel 17 Introduction: Joshua J. I. Your battles are his battles; your struggles and difficulties are his, hardships, are his. (v.25)Riches, Marriage the king’s daughter, tax exemption for the whole family. In the Bible we learn that God uses the most unusual situations to deliver his people. We are introduced to David, a young man who came to the camp to check on three of his brothers who were soldiers in Saul’s army. David could not go fight Goliath as a soldier, for he wasn’t a soldier, he went just as he was, a shepherd with the weapons he fought lions and bears. We should keep…, This coronavirus has shaken our world; it has shaken us to the core. David heard Goliath’s words and he took them personal. Casting crowns). The battle belongs to the LORD. 17 INTRO – I love the way that God has given us so many wonderful stories in His Word about the ways that He has worked in His people’s lives. There is not identity crisis with David. At times these challenges get the best of us; stress and anxiety, fear and insecurity. What happen to the great nation of Israel, God’s chosen people? Read text. (Statistically speaking David didn’t even have a chance). Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. This is how the first king of Israel felt for at least 40 days; he faced a huge problem as king and leader of the nation. By: Ysrael De la Cruz The Scriptures give many reasons as to why God would not hear our prayers or answer them in our favor. King Saul agreed to let David go fight the giant. They had forgotten whom they represented; their faith was gone. David’s source of strength (Ps.18:2-3; 20:7-8) Based on story of David & Goliath. The God who fought their battles. 3980 Victory Blvd. Have you thought about the fact that Giants Are Real! After I kill you, everyone will know that there is a God in Israel. What happen to the great nation of Israel, God’s chosen people? ''Giants'' are not some figment of your imagination. You must Trust in God. We are currently having Bible study every Friday night at 8:30. We all face challenges that make us feel helpless, hopeless, to say the least. ''Giants'' are not something that you dream up. The nation had forgotten they were the children of God. A shepherd pouch, a sling and a stone (All I ever do to have the kind of faith it takes to face a giant with just a sling and a stone surrounded by the sound of 1000 warriors shaking in their armor. Staten Island, NY 10314,, IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Service time/events and Coronavirus, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME is COMING!!!! 2. We all have to fight battles in this life; perhaps you may be fighting one right now. The king was afraid and the whole nation was afraid to come against Goliath. God knows the battle you are facing and you won’t see deliverance until you can step up in his strength trusting him and courageously proclaim like David. The king didn’t think David could do this (v.33)  you are just a boy and this man has been a warrior since his youth. Sometimes when we face difficult challenges we tend to forget that we served the Living God. “Go and the LORD be with you.” Facing Giants in your life! He was ready to go and fight the giant. Only God gives us the confidence to be brave when everyone else is panicking; you have to remember that the LORD of heaven and earth fights on your behalf. David relied on God. What was it about David that gave him confidence and bravery when everyone else shook in their boots at the size of Goliath? “GIANT-KILLING COURAGE” 1 Sam.

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