Christ the King Community Church
When One Person Says Yes, Part 3: David Said Yes
March 3, 2024
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Samuel 17

When One Person Says Yes, Part 3: David Said Yes

March 3, 2024   /   Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor   /   1 Samuel 17   /   Christ the King Community Church

Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight,
it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

MARK TWAIN

The

1 SAMUEL 17: 4-7 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.

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The

1 SAMUEL 17:8-9 “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.”

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The

1 SAMUEL 17:26 “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

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David Says

1 SAMUEL 17:32 “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”

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Saul Says

1 SAMUEL 17:33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”

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Speech

1 SAMUEL 17:42-44 He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!”

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Speech

1 SAMUEL 17:45-46 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel…”

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The

1 SAMUEL 17:48-51 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.
          So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
          David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.
          When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.

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Small Group Questions

  1. Tell us about a time in your life when you had to say yes to something that seemed daunting. What did you learn from that experience?
  2. Fear plays a significant role in the story of David and Goliath. How can we overcome fear in our lives, especially when facing challenges?
  3. How did David’s reliance on God set the stage for victory? How can we cultivate a similar trust in challenging times?
  4. How can we encourage and support others in our community who may be facing their own Goliaths?
  5. What is one thing God is inviting you to say yes to this week?
  6. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?

 

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