Pastor Dave Martin ~ Cross Creek Community Church ~ Jan 12, 2020
20/20 Vision: “New Year Victories”
1Sam 17 and Selected – Part 2
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law. nkjv
Background of David’s Victory over Goliath…
The Ability to See.
1 Samuel 17:26 26 David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
The Faith to Believe.
1 Samuel 17:32,37 32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”… 37 The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you.”
The Courage to Do.
1 Samuel 17:45-50 45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
Action Steps to Victory:
Shift my Thinking… Invest my Time… Trust God to Work!