Sermon About David and Goliath: He doesn’t have God 1 Samuel 17

 In the Bible, there is an epic text about a young boy named David who defeats the giant Goliath. 

The Biblical story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) has been preached many times over the centuries. This version tells how a shepherd boy named David defeated the mighty warrior Goliath in battle.

Sermon About David and Goliath: He doesn’t have God 1 Samuel 17

1. Goliath doesn’t have God

Goliath was a Philistine soldier who lived during the reign of King Saul. He was one of the largest men ever recorded at 9 feet tall (2.7 meters) and weighed 1,000 pounds (450 kg). His armor consisted of bronze plates and a helmet with spikes.

David is indignant! For him it’s like ‘Does no one understand what’s going on here’? Goliath isn’t just ridiculing the Israelites, he’s insulting and taunting God. But more than that isn’t one of God’s people and therefore doesn’t have God with him. 

He might be a man mountain, 25 stone, 9ft tall and covered with armour, but he doesn’t have God – where as the Israelites do!

David saw the problem and thought ‘Oh yes’. On one side we have the power of a 9ft, 25st man and on the other we have the power of the God


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2. How Did David Defeat Him? David’s courage came from his faith in the Lord

Goes out to meet Goliath with nothing more than a stick in one hand and a sling with five stones ready.

 “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. 46

David’s real weapon against Goliath was help from the Lord.

We all have obstacles, or “Goliaths,” in our lives. They can block our way to peace and happiness, as Goliath tried to block the way for peace and freedom of the Israelites.

David and Goliath: He doesn’t have God 1 Samuel 17

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3. Conclusion about David and Goliath 

We must not be afraid of the opponents of truth and righteousness (1 John 4:4-6; Hebrews 13:5-6; Matthew 10:28-31).

Is There Not a Cause? (1 Sam 17:26-32) There is a battle raging for your soul!  A cause that is worthy of a fight! (Ephesians 6:10-13;  1 Timothy 6:12; Jude 3-4)

David's victory over Goliath won Saul's approval as one of his warriors (1 Sam 17).

Come to God - Resist Satan and he will flee from You – Do not give him a place in your life.  James 4:7,     Eph. 4:27. Faith is the Victory (17:37,47), With faith, we overcome! (1 John 5:4; Romans 8:31-39)

God are bigger than any Giant we can ever face

We don't have to be afraid.  Jesus is always with us to protect us and give us courage. Fear Debilitates (17:11,24)

If you're looking for inspiration, you might find some answers by reading the story biblical. It's a powerful lesson

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