David —Confessions of a King — Facing Your Giants — 1 Samuel 16.14-17.58…Handout

At some point, we all face a giant. It may be a problem in a relationship a financial issue, a career clog, health scare, or a family member’s prolonged illness. Facing Your Giants: Replace, __________, and Reflect.

1) Replace Fear with ________ (16:14-23; 17:1-11) To replace means to remove and substitute. Psalm 68:1~ God shall arise and his enemies shall be ________(ESV) 1 Samuel 16:14~Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the Lord tormented him. (ESV) Being outside of God’s will makes us like King Saul: depressed and paranoid, but when we are in God’s will and His blessings flow through His anointing we are like David. 1 Samuel 16:23~And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David…played…So Saul was ________ and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him. (ESV) To be refreshed God must flow on, in, and through our lives. Fast forward to the Macho Man moment of taunting and peacocking. Goliath’s about _____ feet tall. 30 inches taller than famed NBA Centers Wilt and Shaq. Goliath stood over 100 inches tall. 1 Samuel 17:5~He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, the weight of the coat was ______ shekels of bronze. (ESV) A ______ penny weighs 2.5 grams, so  Goliath’s armor would need ____1982 pennies. Mark 5:36~Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, Don’t be afraid; just _________. (NIV) Don’t let fear own you or your life.

2) Refuse to Get _________ (17:12-30) Our adversary wants nothing more than to ____________ us. Like Job and so many others, David hears from people he knows but he responds in faith. Calling the Lord in 1 Samuel 17 v26~…the living (חַי chay) God (אֱלֹהִים ‘elohiym)? (ESV) Use this mentality, WAR: God is ________, God is Able, ____ is Reliable. David’s attack comes from his brother in 1 Samuel 17:28~Eliab his eldest brother’s…anger was kindled…Why have you come…with whom have you left those few sheep…I know your presumption and the evil of your heart…(ESV) Satan’s most effective weapons are fear and ___________. When fear doesn’t work, the devil then tries to topple our faith by discouraging us. Deuteronomy 31:8~The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be _____________. (NIV) Who is Azariah? _______________________________

3) Reflect on Past ____________ (17:31-58) When fear knocked, faith answered, and nobody was there. Listen as David responds to Saul in 1 Samuel 17:37~The Lord who delivered me…(ESV) Lions, and Giants, and Bears oh my indeed. God has given us our past ________, as a firm foundation for our faith to defeat giant problems in our present. 1 Samuel 17:39-40~…So David…took his staff…chose five smooth stones…and he approached the Philistine. (ESV) Sometimes we need to let go of __________ we are holding so we can grasp what God is giving to us. Believing requires a vehicle and God’s vehicle is called ______. Stop circling, start _________.  1 Samuel 17:47~…know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s…(ESV) Take-A-Step: ________________________________________________

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