Richmond Community Church

Richmond Community Church

2021-05-30: The Life of David — David and Goliath (Part 3)

May 30, 2021

Sermon Audio: David and Goliath (Part 3)
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 17:41-58
Duration: 21:52
Size: 15.0 MB

The Life of David
David and Goliath (Part 3)
I Samuel 17:41-58

So, with the Philistine armies on one hill and the Israelite armies on the other hill, David went with staff in hand to the brook and chose five smooth stones.

Everyone who looked at the upcoming battle between Goliath and David would have said that it was a terrible mismatch.

I. The Boasting of Goliath (17:41-44)
This really was the true confrontation: the gods of the Philistines versus the God of Israel, the false gods versus the true and living God, Jehovah.

II. The Response of David (17:45-47)
But David rebuked Goliath for blaspheming the true and living God.

III. The Victory of David (17:48-54)
Sometimes worldly weapons seem stronger and more powerful than God’s weapons, but that is not the case.

IV. The Inquiry of Saul (17:55-58)
But actually, Saul was not wanting to know who David was; he wanted to know who David's family was.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
In other words, "Blessed is God's savior who comes in the name of the Lord to defeat our enemy."