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Retold: David and Goliath

Tyler BriggsJul 12, 2020

In This Series (8)
Retold: Jonah and the Whale
David LeventhalAug 2, 2020
Retold: Daniel and the Lions' Den
Todd WagnerJul 26, 2020
Retold: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
David PenuelJul 19, 2020
Retold: David and Goliath
Tyler BriggsJul 12, 2020
Retold: The Ten Commandments
Tyler BriggsJul 5, 2020
Retold: Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
Blake HolmesJun 28, 2020
Retold: Ruth and Naomi
David MarvinJun 21, 2020Dallas
Retold: The Good Samaritan
Todd WagnerJun 14, 2020

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • Have you responded to Jesus as your deliverer? If not, or if you have questions about how to have a relationship with Jesus, email info@watermark.org.
  • If someone were to observe your life for the last month, would they describe you as a fully devoted follower of Christ?

Summary

Do you ever read or watch stories and imagine yourself as the hero? When we read about David and Goliath, it can be tempting to think of ourselves as David and apply it to our lives today; however, we are not David and the story of David and Goliath is a descriptive historical account, not prescriptive for our lives today. What does it mean for us? As we continue our series, Retold, Tyler Briggs walks through the story of David and Goliath, teaching us about our need for a deliverer and how God provided one for us.

Key Takeaways

  • Although we would like to read ourselves into the story of David and Goliath as David, the reality is, we are much more like Israel than we are David.
  • We need a deliverer because we fail the test of faith.
  • There are all sorts of examples in our lives of how we fail the test of faith: getting anxious about worldly circumstances, being fearful, and avoiding talking to others about Jesus to name a few.
  • When faced with hardship, do you focus on the size of the hardship or on the size of God?
  • David would’ve been the least likely person to be chosen to fight and defeat Goliath.
  • In the same way God raised up a deliverer for Israel in David, He raised up a deliverer for us.
  • We have a better deliverer…and his name is Jesus.
  • If you’ve been trying to be your own savior and deliverer, please surrender! See Jesus for who He really is and trust in Him.
  • Jesus didn't promise to deliver us from worldly problems but to deliver us from eternal separation with Him.
  • We respond to our deliverance by becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.
  • A right response to God and what He has done for us is nothing short of full devotion.

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