Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator
Even if you didn’t read Chapter 11 from The Story this past week, chances are you probably already know the world-famous story of David and Goliath.
In this chapter we saw David get anointed as the next king of Israel in front of his older brothers. Soon after, David volunteered to fight a giant named Goliath while the entire Israelite army cowered in fear – including King Saul, who was coincidentally the tallest of all the Israelites. After David defeated the giant, his name grew so much in popularity that it dwarfed the name of King Saul, leading Saul to try to take David’s life out of extreme jealousy.
The important thing here, however, is David’s courage. He looked at Goliath and saw that he was big, but David knew that God was much bigger. You see, God is the inverse size of your fears! If you have a lot of fear, you probably aren’t seeing a big God. But if you don’t let your fear get the best of you, you probably view God more accurately – as limitlessly powerful! This begs the question… How big is your view of God?
Verses and quotes from the message:
2 Chronicles 16:9; 1 Samuel 9:2; 1 Samuel 26:21; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Samuel 16:6; 1 Samuel 16:8-11; Samuel 16:7; 1 Samuel 16:13; 1 Samuel 17:8-10; 1 Samuel 17:11; 1 Samuel 17:24; 1 Samuel 17:20-24; 1 Samuel 17:28; 1 Samuel 17:34-37; 1 Samuel 17:43-44; 1 Samuel 17:50; 1 Samuel 24:6-7; 1 Samuel 26:9-11; Psalms 105:4
“So many Christians never achieve the maximum potential in their lives because they never conquer the thing that they fear the most.” Jonathan Falwell
“When human beings shrink God, they offer prayer without faith, work without passion, service without joy, suffering without hope. It results in fear, retreat, loss of vision, and failure to persevere.” John Ortberg
Big Idea: Time tends to diminish your perception of the world; time offers the opportunity to intensify your understanding of God.
This is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) – Bethel Music
Lord I Need You – Kristian Stanfill