David and Goliath

God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Remember who you are and what you stand for!

Sermon preached on October 4, 2020.

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Digging Deeper

Want to get a little deeper into the study? Below are some questions and thoughts to consider based on the sermon message. Feel free to work through them on your own, as a family or in your small group. (Discussion questions for elementary-age kids can be found below.) If you have questions, please contact us.

Discussion Questions:

  • Describe Goliath. Why were the Israelites so afraid of him? What were the proposed stakes of the battle?
  • What about David’s history prepared him for the battle against Goliath? When have you felt like God was using your past to prepare you for something in the future?
  • Why didn’t David wear Saul’s armor? Why do we sometimes try to be someone we are not instead of embracing our true selves?
  • How did David approach Goliath? How should we use David’s approach to difficult situations in our life?
  • Jay used a quote in his sermon that said, “Remember who you are and what you stand for!” This week, reflect on these questions: “Who am I?” and “What do I stand for?”

Discussion Questions for Kids

  • Do you get along with your siblings or your friends most of the time? Can you name two ways to get along with them better?
  • Have you ever had to face a bully or a big problem? What did you do? Did you ask anyone for help?
  • What was the response of David’s brothers and other Israelite soldiers to Goliath’s challenge? (I Samuel 17:24) What was David’s response? (1 Samuel 17:32)
  • Saul and the Israelite army didn’t have confidence in God to defeat Goliath. But David was not afraid of him. David trusted God and he knew that God could help him. Read 1 Samuel 17:45-48 to see how David spoke to Goliath. Where do you go when you are afraid?  What do you do when you need help?

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