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Sunday, March 17, 2019

COURAGE

Duration:36 mins 51 secs

COURAGE

 

DEUT: 31:6; 2 TIM 1:7

 

“SUCCESS ISN’T FINAL, FAILURE IS NOT FATAL: IT IS THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE THAT COUNTS.”

CHURCHILL

 

“COURAGE IS DOING WHAT YOU ARE AFRAID TO DO. WHERE THERE IS NO FEAR THERE IS NO COURAGE.”

CAPTAIN A RIDDENBACKER

 

“I WANTED YOU TO SEE WHAT REAL COURAGE IS, INSTEAD OF GETTING THE IDEA THAT COURAGE IS A MAN WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND. IT IS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE LICKED BEFORE YOU BEGIN, BUT YOU BEGIN ANYWAY AND SEE IT THROUGH NO MATTER WHAT.”

ATTICUS FINCH – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

 

TRANSITION: HOW DO YOU KILL A GIANT?

 

THE BACKSTORY …

SAUL,

DAVID,

 

DAVID’S BROTHERS, I SAMUEL 16:6-10

JESSE’S OTHER SON, I SAMUEL 16:11-13

 

GOLIATH,

 

PHILISTINES, I SAMUEL 17:1-9, 16, 10-11

 

DAVID AND GOLIATH,

(“REPRESENTATIVE WARFARE”)

I SAMUEL 17:20, 23, 33, 34, 37, 42-47 … 48-52

 

THE BIGGER STORY …

 

DAVID AND JESUS

 

GOD IN CHRIST HAS DEFEATED THE GREATEST GOLIATH, ALIENATION FROM GOD AND THE PENALTY OWED FOR OUR SIN,

 

THE BIBLE IS NOT A COLLECTION OF HERO’S WHOSE EXAMPLES WE ARE TO EMULATE BUT A SAVIOR WE ARE TO WORSHIP!

 

 

 

OUR STORY …

 

DAVID AND US

 

WHAT IS THE GIANT IN YOUR LIFE? ANYTHING THAT PROHIBITS THE ADVANCE OF GOD’S WILL IN YOUR LIFE …

 

HOW DO WE OVERCOME THE GIANTS?

 

PS.27:13 “I WOULD HAVE DESPAIRED UNLESS I HAD BELIEVED THAT I WOULD SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.”

 

PS 27:14, “WAIT FOR THE LORD; BE STRONG, AND LET YOUR HEART TAKE COURAGE; YES, WAIT FOR THE LORD.”

DON’T LOOK FOR THE SIZE OF THE GIANT: LOOK AT THE GRACIOUSNESS OF GOD.

 

APPLICATION:

 

WHERE DO WE LEARN THAT KIND OF COURAGE, TO LISTEN TO GOD’S VOICE AND ACT IN FAITH?

 

I SAMUEL 16:13, 14, 19

 

SWINDOLL, THREE WORDS THAT CHARACTERIZE DAVID’S TIME IN THE PASTURE:

 

OBSCURITY,

MONOTONY,

REALITY,

 

FINISH YOUR GIANT


 

 
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Boxed rice Can and dry milk
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Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

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