Richmond Community Church
2021-05-16: The Life of David — David and Goliath (Part 1)
Sermon Audio: David and Goliath (Part 1)
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 17:1-30
Size: 16.3 MB
The Life of David
David and Goliath (Part 1)
I Samuel 17:1-30
Then, perhaps sensing that Saul was not the man he once was, the Philistines once again gathered for battle against Israel. This is the context for the battle between David and Goliath.
The triumph of good over evil is the quintessential theme of great stories. Whether it is found in children's stories or in real life events, we love to listen to stories of the good guy beating the bad guy.
Everything in the Old Testament somehow points us to the coming Jesus, whereas everything in the New Testament somehow points us to the life and ministry of Jesus.
I. The Setting for the Battle (I Samuel 17:1-3)
This battle would serve as a watershed for Saul's reign, being the first battle, he would face after being rejected by the Lord and abandoned by the Holy Spirit.
II. The Superman in the Battle (I Samuel 17:4-11)
Because of the geographical location with the two armies on each side of a mountain with the valley between them, everyone had a clear view of Goliath.
The entrance of Goliath onto the battlefield was designed in part to show us that Saul was no longer the Lord's chosen leader.
III. The Savior in the Battle (I Samuel 17:12-30)
Behind Goliath was the same devil who wages spiritual warfare today. The issue is always the same: "Do you really trust in a loving God of power and grace?"
The Lord sent David to show the fearful people of God that the Lord is indeed the living God, and that he provides a savior for his people.