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Have you ever given a sermon? Chances are, most of you have never preached a message, other than to your spouse or children! While we may unwisely preach at others from time to time, there is a certain kind of sermon you need to be ready to give, forcefully and confidently.
The shepherd boy David gives us some preaching lessons when he faced Goliath. There is no doubting that Goliath was the poster boy for a big-mouthed bully. Before he prepared to fight David with his sword and spear, Goliath had already eviscerated the army of Israel with his words. These otherwise mighty military men had been shredded by Goliath’s arrogant tongue.
When David headed into battle against this giant, Goliath tried the same old tactics on him. Look at what he said to David, 1 Samuel 17:42, 43 (NIV) “He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, ‘Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?’” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.” Big-mouthed Goliath was at it again.
David would have none of it. He had a sermon prepared for the giant. Here it is. Read it. It will inspire you! 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NIV) “David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.’”
Preach it, David!
What does this have to do with you? You need to prepare a good, strong faith-filled, conquering, Holy Spirit-fired sermon to preach to your giants. They’re always talking trash to you. It’s time to turn the tables on them! Get a good message based on the great character and power of God, and His promises to you, His child, and PREACH IT!