Richmond Community Church

Richmond Community Church

2021-05-23: The Life of David — David and Goliath (Part 2)

May 23, 2021

Sermon Audio: David and Goliath (Part 2)
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 17:31-40
Duration: 25:26
Size: 17.4 MB

The Life of David
David and Goliath (Part 2)
I Samuel 17:31-40

But, instead of the two armies slugging it out, the Philistines put forward a champion named Goliath of Gath, who was nine feet nine inches tall.

I hope that's how you feel about your relationship with God, that you want to give him your best.

I. David's Readiness for the Battle (I Samuel 17:31-33)
He was astonished that an uncircumcised Philistine should defy the armies of the living God.

David was like his greater Son, Jesus, whom the Lord later sent to be the savior of sinners.

II. David's Reasons for the Battle (I Samuel 17:34-37)
The ultimate aim and object of our salvation is that we may glorify God... The essence of salvation is to bring us into the state in which we do glorify God.

III. David's Resources for the Battle (I Samuel 17:37-40)
So, I am a bit baffled why he thought that his armor would even fit anyone, let alone young David.

David went into battle against Goliath with the following resources, "He went to the conflict with a blazing concern for the honor of God, with confidence in the certainty of his promises and with the power of the Spirit of God."

However, David points us to his greater Son, Jesus. Jesus willingly went to battle against Satan on behalf of his people.