September 15, 2013

Dealing with Giants

Passage: 1 Samuel 17
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Bible Text: 1 Samuel 17 | Preacher: Pastor Ken | Series: David: Committed Living
David: Committed Living
Feeling dedication and loyalty to a cause, activity, wholeheartedly dedicated [to doing it right, to right living] bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude; [holiness, righteousness, ]
(commit) give: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; “She committed herself to living life by God’s standards; he consecrated himself to holiness
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.
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
John 10:10 The thief (enemy) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…
1 Samuel 17:10-11 And the Philistine said, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.”  When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
James 1:14-15 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
You must face your Giants
2 Samuel 11 & 12 – David and Bathsheba
Deal with the Giants quickly
1 Samuel 17:16 And the Philistine drew near and presented himself forty days, morning and evening.
You don’t have to face them alone.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up… Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ohana Family Ministries
Women’s Ministries: Behind the Mask, Pure Desire for Women
Celebrate Recovery: Women’s and Men’s Studies
Men’s Ministries: Pure Desire, Men’s Advance, Weekday Men’s groups, SEAL Training
Community Builders
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 and easier to slay/deal with
You don’t have to face them alone, we are all in this together.

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