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1 Samuel 17 Serving God The Greatest Oppertunity of a lifetime

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The Israelites and the Philistines face off for battle on opposites sides of the valley of Elah. Among the Philistines is a fierce fighter named Goliath, who is over 3 meters! Goliath defies Israel, demanding that they send out a soldier to fight him Goliath makes this challenge twice every day for 40 days. The Christian life is about one word ACTION!

I.                   Opportunities to serve God – Vs. 12-15; 17-19

·         David’s father instructs him to carry food to three of his brothers in Saul’s army.

·       God prepared David for this battle

·       god gave David victories in his life- David killed a bear and lion with his bare hands.

·       David obeyed his father (young people do you obey your parents)

·       obedience brings blessings.

·       god will give you opportunities to serve him

·       Saul was losing strength

·       David was growing in power

·       David was a man of faith – god honors faith

·       spiritual power comes from god

·       faith makes Christians great

Q: is it your desire to glorify god?

II.                 Obstacles will come while serving God

A.    The Critism of david

·         Whenever you step out by faith, other people will put obstacles in your life.

·         David arrives at the battle.

·         And something happens . . . .

·         David’s is rebuked by his oldest brother  . . . . WHY . . .

·         For asking “why Goliath was allowed to insult Israel’s army

·        Saul said, YOU ARE NOT ABLE-VS. 33

·        Except god build the church we lbor in vain.

·        THEN SAUL SAID, DO IT MY WAY.

·        dAVID KEPT HIS FAITH IN THE lORD.

·        wE MUST DO gODS WORK THE WAY GOD WANTS US TO DO IT.

III.              The object of our faith, The Lord Jesus Christ

·        dAVID IS A PICTURE OF CHRSIT.

·        hE WAS BORN IN BETHLEHAM

·        DAVID WAS MISUNDERSTOOD BY HIS FAMILY

·        DAVID MEANS- BELOVED

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