September 22, 2013

Dealing with Giants II

Passage: 1 Samuel 17
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Bible Text: 1 Samuel 17 | Preacher: Pastor Ken | Series: David: Committed Living
Common Giants
Addiction: (self-medicating)
alcohol & drugs
Sex crazed culture
Past abuse
Raising a family
Family problems
Emotional brokenness
Worthlessness/self hatred
Pride & arrogance
Health issues
Wrongful thinking about God
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
John 10:10 The thief (enemy) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…
Last week we learned:
We are not alone we all have Giants we have to deal with
We need to face our giants and not run or hide
We need to face them quickly while they are smaller and easier to deal with
We don’t have to face them alone, we are all in this together.
1 Sam 17:34-37  …I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
Luke 16:10-11  He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Romans 10:17  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
James 1:2-5 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Rom 8:26-28 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. …
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
1 Sam 17:45-47  Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. …Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
Acts 12:5-10 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands …
Acts 28:3-6 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.… But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
Acts 20:22-24 And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
John 14:23-27 …25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Acts 1:8  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
1 Corinthians 2:10-14
The Holy Spirit helps us understand God
Galatians 5:22-25
Fruit of the Spirit developing in our lives
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Spiritual Gifts given to profit/build up the church
1 Corinthians 14:12 Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.
Romans 12:3-20 …For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them…
You are not alone we all have giants we have to deal with
You need to face your giants and not run or hide
You need to face them quickly while they are smaller, easier to deal with
You don’t have to face them alone, we are all in this together
You have been prepared, and continuing to be prepared
You need to know victory comes in acting in concert with the Holy Spirit
You need to be a part of the community, giving and receiving, serving and partaking the service of others

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