Sermon: David and the Defiant Giant


One of the most popular stories in the Bible is the account of David and Goliath. Traditionally, this passage is taught as a lesson on how to face our own personal giants of problems, worries, trials, etc.—and that’s how I planned to teach it. But as I studied the passage and then slept on it, I had a complete change of perspective. This is actually an account of one young man boldly fighting for God’s honor. As Goliath taunted the people of God, and God himself, David took it upon himself to do something radical….

I compared and contrasted David’s challenge with our own challenge today as Americans as we face the encroaching Philistines of secular culture. I used recent examples of Americans being persecuted by the likes of professors, lawyers, city offficials and Richard Dawkins.

If you’d like a fresh take on this passage, then click here to listen online or on your iPod then scroll down to September 4, 2009.

The video used in the teaching is Ray Comfort’s “Banana Man.” Watch it below.

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