Text: 1 Samuel 17 – David and Goliath.
The Philistines had greater numbers, as well as more advanced weaponry.
How does David point to Christ?
- He faithfully cared for the sheep.
- He was sent by his father – and obeyed.
- He provided bread for his brothers.
- He was the representative who fought on behalf of the nation.
- He did what no one else could do.
- He was an unlikely victor.
- He prevailed in an unlikely way.
When the going gets tough…
- Identity the right motivation.
- Root your identity in God.
- Don’t allow personal hurt to derail you.
- Commit to doing what is right – regardless of opposition.
- Adjust your priorities to correspond to your identity.
- Consider the true nature of the conflict.
- Resist the temptation to depend on human effort and ingenuity.
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