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Where No Foe Is Too Great (2 of 10)
Series: A Life Worth Living
1 Samuel 17
INTRO: Alright, take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place at the Old Testament book of 1st Samuel if you will. Last Sunday morning we began a new series of studies on what it really means to live a life that's worth living by looking at and learning from the characteristics of conspicuous Christians.
ILLUS: When I was growing up, one of the big questions that my youth minister, Don Edwards, would ask us just about every week was this: "If you were taken to court on the charge of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"
That's a good question. You see, there ought to be something about the life of a Christian that stands out. There ought to be something about the life of a Christian that is undeniable. There ought to be something, even in how a Christian goes about his or her daily life, that's different from how the rest of the world lives. And that's what we learning in this new series of studies.
Now, if you were here last week you'll remember that we looked at one of the defining moments in the life of a man by the name of Joshua. It was the battle of Jericho. And we learned that the number one characteristic of Joshua's life was that he overcame through obedience. That's why he knew the vital importance of spending time alone with God. That's what enabled him to utilize the weapons of heaven. That's what caused the entire nation, from the general himself to the lowliest grunt to walk around those walls just like they were told. And that's what allowed him to live with the shout of God on his life. And from all of that and through all of that, they learned that when you do what God tells you to do, when He tells you to do it that there is no wall that is too tall.
Now, this morning we come to our 2nd conspicuous Christian. He's the boy who became a man. He's the shepherd who became a king. He's the kid who became th ...
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