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The Giant of Shame (1 of 5)
Series: Facing the Giants
Pastor Jeff Schreve
1 Samuel 17
A Pastor was out in a neighborhood one day. He was walking down the street. He saw a little boy across the street. He was just a little guy and he was trying in vain to ring the doorbell at the house. The doorbell was up high and he was little. He was reaching and reaching and jumping and he couldn't get it. The Pastor thought, "I'm going to do a good deed for this little boy." He came up behind him. He put his hand on his shoulder. He smiled at him. He punched the doorbell. The doorbell rang. He got down and he said, "What are we going to do now little man?" He said, "Now, we run." We are starting a new series today called, "Facing the Giants." All of us have giants in life. We have giants that we face. The same giants you have, I have. You know what we want to do so much of the time with giants? We want to do what that little boy did. We want to run. We don't want to face the giants in life. God has called us to face the giants and to defeat the giants in the power of the Holy Spirit. I would imagine that we have so many people here today, so many people watching on television and listening on the radio and the thing that comes into your mind is, "Defeating giants. I don't think I'm very good at that. I don't think I made you and saved you he saved you to slay giants. You have as a believer in Jesus what you need to face and defeat the giant of fear, the giant of discouragement, the giant of guilt, the giant of sinful desires that oppose you and me and that stand in our way to keep us from all the God wants us to have and to experience. Are you facing a giant right now, today in your life? God says, "I want to teach you how to defeat the giants in this series. The first giant we are going to look at is the giant called shame. Anyone in here ever faced the giant of shame? You know what shame is? Shame is that terrible, horrible feeling of dishonor, disgrace, guilt, and ho ...
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