There is an important quality lacking in our culture: COURAGE in the Christian life! Did you know that the longest narrative in 1 & 2 Samuel is about David’s battle with Goliath and the Philistines in 1 Samuel 17? The narrative is not so much about David defeating Goliath as it is the courage of David and the fear of Saul. Courage is not about being bold or brazen or brash, but taking the mantle of Christ and going out of your way to help other people.
Key Verse: 1 Samuel 17:32
“Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”
Theme: Made to be Courageous
1 Samuel 17; Joshua 1:6-9; Matthew 16:25; 28:16-20; 1 Samuel 13:22; 1 Peter 5:8; Genesis 3; John 3:20; 1 Samuel 16; Galatians 5:13; 1 John 2:20; John 16:33; Romans 10:9, 17; 2 Corinthians 5:7; John 16:33; Revelation 1:18; Hebrews 12:1.
Points to note:
Courage: A Lost Art
Our Enemy’s Strategy |Goliath as a picture of Satan
Recognize the following:
Questions to Consider: