God: The Giant Killer

Sun, Apr 26, 2020
And David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine." And Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth." - 1 Samuel 17:32-33 (ESV) There are a few stories in the Bible that most people have heard and if you grew up in church probably saw play out on flannel graphs and coloring sheets. The story of David and Goliath is one of those stories. Underdog stories encourage us to overcome impossible obstacles. So, we love this story. When the 'little guy' wins (spoiler alert!) we feel empowered and inspired to kill our own 'giants'...but is that the point of the story? Is the story there to inspire us to have courage in the face of obstacles? Is David the hero of the story? This week we look at 1 Samuel 17. I want to encourage you to shed the mental pictures you may have accumulated and read the text for yourself before you listen to the sermon. It might be different than you remember.
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