What is Spiritual Warfare (pt. 3)

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
The more we grow spiritually (pray, study & worship daily), the bigger God will be in our lives (mind and body) and the bigger God gets, the smaller our adversary/”Goliaths” become! Read Psalm 34:3 God is ALWAYS working behind the scenes engineering our circumstances and setting us up for success. Read Isaiah 64:4
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Sermon Handout

Scripture(s):
  • 1 Samuel 17:45-52
  • Ephesians 6:12-13
Sermon Series:
Speaker:
Will Robinson
Date:
12/17/2023


Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 17:45-52 (ESV)

How did David get his faith to fight the enemy? The 3 L’s

  1. He lived for God’s service/
  • The Holy Spirit = faith is a fruit of the Spirit
  • “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him” (1 Samuel 16:18). God sees in us what others, and even ourselves don’t see in us!!
  1. He leveraged past victories!
  • 1 Samuel 17:34 – 37 (ESV) 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, 35 I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. 36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you!”
  • “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” (Matthew 25:21).
  1. He learned the power of praise.
  • Praising God confuses the enemy and gives us success!!! “And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him” (v. 23).
  • 2 Chronicles 20:20 – 22 (ESV) …..Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.” 21……he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever.” 22And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.

Monday Morning Moments:
The more we grow spiritually (pray, study & worship daily), the bigger God will be in our lives (mind and body) and the bigger God gets, the smaller our adversary/”Goliaths” become! Read Psalm 34:3

God is ALWAYS working behind the scenes engineering our circumstances and setting us up for success. Read Isaiah 64:4

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