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. ''Giants'' are not something that you dream up. David heard Goliath’s words and he took them personal. who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. (v.25)Riches, Marriage the king’s daughter, tax exemption for the whole family. Facing the Giants in Your Life Sammy Burgess 1 Samuel 17 Introduction: Joshua J. Giants just appear at times, and sometimes we feed them a little at a time and raise them up all on our own. Facing your own giants, you cannot pretend to be someone else. (He never fail and he won’t start now-Oceans) 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. “Go and the LORD be with you.” 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. In other words, he wasn’t in the best emotional, psychological shape to lead a nation. David’s resume:  a shepherd who gave his life for his sheep fighting lions and bears. King Saul had created an incentive so that somebody might be brave enough to go fight Goliath. He was ready to go and fight the giant. Committed to Loving God and Loving People. 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. A. David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) Goliath 9.5’ / armor 125LB/ 1. They had forgotten whom they represented; their faith was gone. Facing Giants in your life! 1 Samuel 17:1-11 Don’t Forget to set your clocks ahead one hour March 7, 2020. 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. What was it about David that gave him confidence and bravery when everyone else shook in their boots at the size of 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. This sermon is about developing the courage we need to face the giants in our lives. These people all crossed path with the apostle Paul; some were his traveling companions in his endeavors to plant churches; some reminded…. If he is with us who or what can come against us. Choose a man and have him come down to fight me. Read text. He didn’t know how to overcome the issue; he was afraid, insecure regarding a war he was fighting against the Philistines. “GIANT-KILLING COURAGE” 1 Sam. This is to trust in God. Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. In the Bible we learn that God uses the most unusual situations to deliver his people. We all have to fight battles in this life; perhaps you may be fighting one right now. (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. 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. God rejected him as king because he disobeyed the command of the Lord. His brother scolded him for leaving the sheep home to come and see the war. “who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? After I kill you, everyone will know that there is a God in Israel. Our God is greater our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other. In order to overcome them, you must stand in the name of the LORD with confidence. Facing our Giants. (v.13-24). King Saul agreed to let David go fight the giant. The God who fought their battles. David is the only one who had enough faith to come against the giant. Casting crowns). Marine: ''Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.'' David had a huge trust in the LORD (v.32-37). Are the giants keeping you down? I come against them in the name of the LORD Almighty.”. 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. 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. 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. Our church is open and we hold service at 11 Am every Sunday. Staten Island, NY 10314, http://sichristianchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Facing-Giants-in-Your-Life.mp3, IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Service time/events and Coronavirus, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME is COMING!!!! Goliath’s words “Choose a man and have him come down to fight me”  King Saul ran out of resources. Your email address will not be published. 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. Required fields are marked *. Based on story of David & Goliath. 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. During this time, an evil spirit was tormenting him. King Saul was the kings who didn’t inquire of the Ark of the Covenant (He never sought it during his reign). You must Trust in God. Your email address will not be published. Have you thought about the fact that Giants Are Real! More than a song or anthem, this needs to be truly lived out as you face your own giants in your life. 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. 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. Overwhelming your life? 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. 1 Samuel 17 We all have to fight battles in this life; perhaps you may be fighting one right now. The nation had forgotten they were the children of God. 2. We should keep…, This coronavirus has shaken our world; it has shaken us to the core. God will give you the victory when you stand in his strength; when you trust him enough to face the giants courageously like David. David’s source of strength (Ps.18:2-3; 20:7-8) (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). Everyone…, Have you ever wondered why God does not answer our prayers? 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. The king was afraid and the whole nation was afraid to come against Goliath. At times these challenges get the best of us; stress and anxiety, fear and insecurity. (Statistically speaking David didn’t even have a chance). “These things are coming to me left and right, but I am confident in you. There are things that hinder our fellowship with God and prevent our prayers from being answered. 3980 Victory Blvd. (v.26), Who does he think he is? We all face challenges that … David knew he served a God who cannot be broken down to a science. He doesn’t realize that we are children of the Living God? There is not identity crisis with David. Your battles are his battles; your struggles and difficulties are his, hardships, are his. What happen to the great nation of Israel, God’s chosen people? ''Giants'' are not some figment of your imagination. David knew whom he represented and his faith was in the LORD. Copyright © 2020 Staten Island Christian Church. Sometimes when we face difficult challenges we tend to forget that we served the Living God. (v.28) We all face challenges that make us feel helpless, hopeless, to say the least. 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. Making you fearful? Everyone will know that God doesn’t need a sword or spear to save. 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. We are currently having Bible study every Friday night at 8:30. I. David relied on God. The strength of your faith is determined in the midst of adversity. The Philistines had a champion named Goliath who taunted the nation of Israel for 40 days. The battle belongs to the LORD. King Saul still thought David needed to be dressed appropriately for battle. Fear paralyzed the nation; they could not move forward due to their fear. What happen to the great nation of Israel, God’s chosen people? Our Giants (challenges, problems, difficulties, etc.) Post was not sent - check your email addresses!