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Life of David 22 1 Sam 17 22 29 091309

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Life of David 22 1 Sam 17 22 29 091309

  1. 1. Is There Not a Cause?<br />1 Samuel 17:22-29<br />
  2. 2. An Experiential Exegesis of Not Knowing Your Value<br />1. Happens when during the course of your life you have been dismissed, devalued, and disregarded by someone close to you who should have been encouragingyou<br />
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of Not Knowing Your Value<br />1. Happens when during the course of your life you have been dismissed, devalued, and disregarded by someone close to you who should have been encouraging you<br />2. If someone does not know you in Christ, then they go not know you well enough<br />
  4. 4. Thesis:<br />When you come to Christ you get God as your guide, and God has greatness on your agenda, 1 John 3:2<br />
  5. 5. Point 1.<br />God doesn’t have to do anything to you, all he has to do is remove his protection and presence from you, and you will tear-up your own life.<br />
  6. 6. Point 2.<br />When you look at the dread that is making you despair from a human point of view, it only takes one giant to stop you.<br />
  7. 7. Point 3.<br />The problem is never how big the giant is, but how small the giant makes us feel.<br />
  8. 8. Seeing What David Saw<br />1. His conviction was different than Saul’s—since our speech communicates our consciousness, what we confess becomes what we believe<br />
  9. 9. Seeing What David Saw<br />1. His conviction was different than Saul’s<br />2. His perspective was different than Saul’s—when the Devil comes against the child of God he is really defying the Spirit of God<br />
  10. 10. Seeing What David Saw<br />1. His conviction was different than Saul’s<br />2. His perspective was different than Saul’s<br />3. His devotion was different than Saul’s—you can measure the impact of you involvement in God’s cause by the presence and clamor your critics make<br />
  11. 11. Point 4.<br /><ul><li> If you have experience then you are trusting God by sight; if you don’t have experience but trust him, you are operating by faith!</li></li></ul><li>Seeing What David Saw<br />4. David’s faith was different than Saul’s—Goliath was not too big to hit, but he was a target too big to miss<br />
  12. 12. Definition:<br />Faith is belief plus doubt, acting on the belief part.<br />
  13. 13. Definition:<br />Acting in faith means knowing what God said<br />so you can trust what God tells you.<br />
  14. 14. Point 5.<br />If you are living in the will of God, then every giant in your way is also in the way of God.<br />
  15. 15. Why Giants Show Up<br />A. Nothing will grow you up like a giant showing up<br />
  16. 16. Why Giants Show Up<br />A. Nothing will grow you up like a giant showing up<br />B. Giants give you the opportunity to glorify God with your life<br />

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