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February 12, 2017 - David’s Affirmation - I Samuel 17:45

posted Feb 12, 2017, 12:01 PM by Grant Garber   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 12:01 PM ]
Observations from our text ---
  1. Goodness always seems weaker than evil.
    • Through 20 centuries the Church has been David against the Goliath of the world.
    • One of life’s greatest mysteries is the persistence of goodness and the inability of evil finally to overcome it.
  2. Humankind is not self-sufficient.
    • The strength of Goliath was only in himself, and his pride betrayed him. David proclaimed that he came in the power of his faith in a mighty God.
    • We seem to need a goal beyond ourselves in order to live with any satisfaction.
    • Goliath represents those who glory in their own strength and their own success but discover finally that it doesn’t save them.
  3. Our meaning is beyond ourselves.
    • Humans listen to voices which seem to speak from….
      • Within
      • Without
      • Above
    • Until a person says “yes” to these voices he/she does not find life.
    • For every person there comes a time when they must ask themselves in whose name they are living.
  4. Power is found through faith.
    • No one does very much until they believe, and nothing becomes strong until it is under-girded by faith.
Pastor Jim Spon | I Samuel 17:45