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Saul and Goliath

Have you ever heard the story of Saul and Goliath? I didn’t think so! Yesterday’s message in the David and Saul series was about Saul and Goliath. The message was called Paralyzed by Fear, taken from 1 Samuel 17:1-31. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. You have a fearsome foe (1-11)
   A. You are in a spiritual battle (1-3)
      – Ephesians 6:12
   B. The enemy is stronger than you are (4-7)
      – 1 Peter 5:8
   C. The enemy opposes God and God’s people (8-11)
      – Revelation 12:17, 13:6

II. The problem with fear (12-24)
Giving in to fear:
   A. Will make you lose time and opportunities (12-16)
      – Ephesians 5:15-16
   B. Will leave you going through the motions (17-22)
      – 2 Timothy 3:5
   C. Will make you want to quit the fight (23-24)
      – Ephesians 6:13

III. Getting past your fears (25-31)
   A. Remember the benefits of following God (25)
      – 1 Samuel 2:10; Psalm 103:2-4; Revelation 3:21
   B. Be zealous for God’s honor (26-27)
      – Psalm 4:2-3, 119:53
   C. Don’t let others discourage you from following God (28-31)
      – Numbers 13:30-32; Joshua 1:9

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 6/2/2019

Sunday’s message was the first in the new David and Saul series from 1 Samuel 16-31. The message was called The Lord Looks at the Heart, taken from 1 Samuel 16:1-13. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Samuel’s heart for God (1-5)
   A. Mourning for sin (1)
      – Psalm 119:136
   B. Trusting God in danger (2-3)
      – Psalm 118:6
   C. Obeying God’s commands (4-5)
      – Deuteronomy 6:5-6

II. God’s rejection of David’s brothers (6-10)
   A. God does not look at what man looks at
      – Isaiah 55:8-9; Matthew 5:3-10
   B. Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart
      – 1 Kings 8:39; 2 Chronicles 16:9

III. David, the man of God’s choosing (11-13)
   A. David was the youngest of all his brothers (11)
      – 1 Corinthians 1:27,31
   B. David was ruddy with a fine appearance (12)
      – Proverbs 15:13
   C. David was anointed, then filled with the Spirit (13)
      – Acts 1:8
   D. David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14)
      – Psalm 78:72

   1) Don’t judge others by their appearance (John 7:24)
   2) Don’t dismiss your own gifts for service (1 Peter 4:10)
   3) Don’t overlook Christ (John 1:10-12)

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