What Are You Working With?

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 17: 4-7, 40-45, 48-50 | Preacher: Min. Chantaye Knotts |  

Title: “What Are You Working With?”
Date: Sunday, August 2, 202
Text: 1 Samuel 17: 4-7, 40-45, 48-50;
I. Introduction
a. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds” (2 Co. 10:4 NIV).
i. David went to the battle with no armor and no military weapons, just five stones and a slingshot.
ii. It takes spiritual weapons to conquer a giant. It’s not what’s in your hand, it’s what’s in your heart.

II. David Was Working with a Vision of Victory
a. “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine, your servant will go and fight him” (1 Sa. 17:32).
i. Twice, before the fight, David discussed the reward
ii. See yourself successful before you step into the struggle.

III. David Was Working with a Faith Flashback
a. “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from hand of this Philistine” (1 Sa. 17:37).
i. David’s own testimony gave him confidence in God. He faced Goliath without fear, because he remembered what God did for him in the past.
ii. In hard times, remind yourself of God’s faithfulness.

IV. David Was Working with a Glimpse of God’s Greatness
a. “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…’” (1 Sa. 17:45).
i. David didn’t face Goliath alone. He trusted the power of God.
ii. Don’t be self-confident, boast in the Lord (1 Co. 1:31, Ze. 4:6).