Kingdom Advance - a Jonathan (Lego) story.

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A talk given on the importance of movement taken from the story of Jonathan vs. the Philistines in the Old Testament book of Samuel, chapter 14.

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Kingdom Advance - a Jonathan (Lego) story.

  1. 1. “ Jonathan vs. the Philistines” Pastor Jesse Giglio
  2. 3. Creation. 4000 Moses “ Nation gets land” 1050 Saul. “ Nation gets king” Abraham. “ Nation gets formed” 1930 1500 Jesus. 0 J o n a t h a n v s . t h e P h i I i s t i n e s Daniel. 550
  3. 4. 1 Samuel 14:1 One day Jonathan son of Saul said to the young man bearing his armor, “ Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” J o n a t h a n v s . t h e P h i I i s t i n e s
  4. 5. 1 Samuel 14:1 One day Jonathan son of Saul said to the young man bearing his armor, “ Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” J o n a t h a n v s . t h e P h i I i s t i n e s
  5. 6. Slaughter of the Philistines
  6. 7. Philistines Israel
  7. 8. Philistine Invasion Philistia Bethlehem Judah
  8. 10. 1 Samuel 13:5 The Philistines gathered to fight Israel with 3,000 chariots and 6,000 charioteers.
  9. 11. Raiding parties of Philistines were destroying the nation of Israel.
  10. 12. 1 Samuel 13:20 So the Israelites would go down to the Philistines to get their plowshares, mattocks, axes, and sickles sharpened.
  11. 13. 1 Samuel 13:22 So no one in the army had a sword or a spear. Only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.
  12. 14. 1 Samuel 13:6 When the Israelites saw how desperate their situation was, the people were distressed and hid themselves in caves, thickets, rocks, wells, and cisterns.
  13. 15. Samuel 14:2-3 – Saul camps. watches. waits. sits.
  14. 16. The largest enemy of change and leadership isn't a "no". It's a not yet.
  15. 17. If we don’t advance against invaders… they’ll invade.
  16. 19. 1 Samuel 14:4, 6 There was a rocky cliff on either side of the pass by which Jonathan sought to reach the Philistine garrison, and Jonathan said, 'Let's go across to the garrison of these uncircumcised men and perhaps God will act on our behalf.’
  17. 20. Creation. 4000 Moses. “ Nation gets land” 1100 Saul. “ Nation gets king” Abraham. “ Nation gets formed” 1930 1500 Jesus. 0 J o n a t h a n v s . t h e P h i I i s t i n e s Daniel. 550
  18. 21. Earthly battles were never just about earthly battles.
  19. 22. initiate kingdom advance .
  20. 23. 1 Samuel 14:11-12 So the two of them revealed themselves to the Philistine garrison, and the Philistines said, 'Look, the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they were hiding,' and 'Come up to us and we will show you something.'
  21. 24. Not safe. Not smart. But it is God.
  22. 25. Confidence in God.
  23. 26. Are you vulnerable?
  24. 27. 1 Samuel 14:22 When the Israelites hiding in the highlands of Ephraim heard that the Philistines were on the run, they chased after to fight them.
  25. 28. Initiating Advance Catalyzes Kingdom Expansion.
  26. 29. Pick a camp.
  27. 30. 14:23 The Lord rescued.
  28. 31. God uses people to advance His Kingdom.
  29. 32. How can He use you?

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