David & Goliath 6
We need help in our Battles …. Read the story found in 1 Samuel 17.
(Have you gone thru the David & Goliath series 1-5? If not, review them first).
David had selected 5 smooth stones as he went to face Goliath and his 4 brothers. BIG PROBLEMS
1 Sam 17:46 is the Key verse in the story of David and Goliath. “…that all the earth may knowth there is a GOD in Israel.” Always give God the glory
David (with God’s help) defeated Goliath.
2 Samuel 21:15-22 is a summation of the Philistine wars. David won’t have to face all the Big Problems, he gets help from others.
We also need help in our Spiritual Battles – can’t always face them alone-
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
God’s word is our strength for victory
1 Timothy 4:11-16 11 These things command and teach. 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Near the end of David’s life he wrote the song (Psalm) in 2 Samuel 22 and also Psalm 18. He gives all the glory to God!
The Key to a successful (VICTORUS) Christian life – Know God’s word.
2 Timothy 2:15-16 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2 Timothy 4:1-4 1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Here’s a list of Question to ask yourself (with scriptural answers):
How do I get to Heaven? John 14:6, Romans 10:9-13
I Believe there’s a God, am I a sinner? Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23
Won’t doing my best (obeying the law) get me saved? Ephesians 2:8-9
How do I receive Jesus as my Savior? John 1:12, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:13
How much do I owe God? Romans 5:8, Romans 12:2
How do I know God will forgive my sin? Romans 5:8, 1 John 1:9
What does God want me to do? Psalm 100, 1 Thes 5:18
How do I know I will live for God? Psalm 23, John 14:1-3
How can I avoid temptation? Proverbs 3:6, 1 Cor 10:13
Is it wrong to worry? Philippians 4:6
How do I know my life will be different? 2 Corinthians 5:17
How do I know God wrote the Bible? 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 1:21
Why did God write the Bible? 2 Timothy 3:16
Is it important to read the Bible? 2 Timothy 2:15