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  • 1. Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 www.rossvillechurch.com Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. November 3, 2013 1
  • 2. David’s Mighty Men 2
  • 3. 2 Samuel 23 8 These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. 9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: Review 3
  • 4. 10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. Review When the battle was over, they came back and helped gather the spoils from the Philistines. 4
  • 5. 2 Samuel 23:11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. 12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory. Fight or flight Will you stand or will you run? If we will stand true, the Lord will give us victory. 5
  • 6. Some folks say they would stand bravely if the cause was great enough; They want to do something big. But Shammah stood to defend a field of beans. The individual battle may seem insignificant, but the cause is great: It is the cause of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, Who takes away the sins of the world. We fight for lost souls to be saved. 6
  • 7. We only have a small church, and just a few folks, and some say we will never do anything big. But if we will stand firm, God will give us victory. We will see our children saved and living as sons and daughters of the Most High God. We can see our neighborhood living for Jesus. 7
  • 8. As Paul taught last Sunday night, God may be reducing us until only He can get the glory. In the Power of God, we can do exploits. Don’t stoop at standing time. Never give up! Never back up! We have God with us. Stand and pray. 8
  • 9. When George Washington and the Continental Army was at Valley Forge, most would have quit. But they stayed and won a great victory. 9
  • 10. 13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. 14 And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 10
  • 11. 15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! 16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: 11
  • 12. They loved their king. David had, perhaps in a moment of weakness, expressed longing for a drink of that water. These men who loved him risked their lives to go through the Philistine lines and bring him a drink. Love is an action word. 12
  • 13. 16b nevertheless David would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD. 17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men. David was ashamed of his weakness and denied himself the water. He poured it out as an offering unto the Lord. 13
  • 14. Someone might say that David wasted that water so bravely earned for him. No offering unto God is wasted. It’s the best use of all that we have. Romans 12 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. All that we have; all that we are. 14
  • 15. 18 And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew them, and had the name among three. 19 Was he not most honorable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three. The exploits of this second group of three were not as great as those of the first three, But were nevertheless very notable. Their leader was Abishai, David’s nephew, brother of Joab, son of David’s sister Zeruiah. 15
  • 16. 20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion-like men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow: 21 And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear. 16
  • 17. 22 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among three mighty men. 23 He was more honorable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard. He fought with a stick against a sword – And won! 17
  • 18. Verses 24-38 lists the next 30 of David’s mighty men. Although they don’t get special mention of individual exploits, they were mighty men of God. We have seen today that although we each have different abilities and gifts, We can all serve loyally and bravely in God’s army. 18
  • 19. Let us stand and fight the battle in our little field of beans. Don’t wait on some big thing to do; Do what is before you today. 19