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Series Title: David: Pleasing the Heart of God
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Message Title: Defeating giants: fighting the enemies of God, in the power of God, for the glory of God
by: Pastor Gary Yochum
Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 17
old testament, 1 samuel
Central thought: Every battle is spiritual; we fight in the power of God for the honor of God. ...
Central thought: Every battle is spiritual; we fight in the power of God for the honor of God.
I. Unchanging truths . . .
A. Satan’s warriors are intimidating – we resist intimidation in the power of the Holy Spirit
B. Obedience/faithfulness will put you on front lines of spiritual warfare – don’t miss the hand of Providence
C. Attacks against God’s people are attacks against God let that motivate your courage to stand for His glory
D. Some will see your faithfulness as self-serving – go forward in following Christ
E. Faithfulness & courage will put you in a position to prove the power of God – determine to stand firm
F. When defending your faith choose weapons that fit
– but do not refuse to engage, be who you are
G. God’s enemies will not defeat God’s people – though Christians die, death has lost its sting
II. The gospel in 1 Samuel 17
- Armies on facing mountains – valley between
- David as shepherd relied on God to “deliver him”
- David invokes the name of God as protector & victor
- David’s victory over Goliath took away “reproach”
Be willing to defend the honor of God’s name – Even at great personal risk
- Sermon Audio
Jul 1 2014
Issachar was one of the more obscure offspring of Jacob’s Dozen. Very little is known about him, but there is an interesting note in 1 Chron 12.32. There, we read that the descendants of Issachar were “men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do”. The church needs men and women of Issachar in our day. Christians should strive to be “understanders of their times”. The world is a confusing place, and conflict abounds in almost every corner of the earth. That reality notwithstanding, believers have a responsibility to try to understand the struggles of their times so they can engage them with the good news of the gospel. Though the world is a very troubled place, the gospel offers hope that overcomes the troubles of this world (John 16.33). Because the Lamb who was slain is risen, our hope does not rest in these times. ...