by Kerry Shook

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Ridiculous Faith (7 of 7)
Series: The Firsthand Experience: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own
Pastor Kerry Shook

"'Don't worry about this Philistine,' David told Saul. 'I'll go fight him!' 'Don't be ridiculous!' Saul replied. 'There's no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You're only a boy, and he's been a man of war since his youth.' But David persisted. 'I have been taking care of my father's sheep and goats,' he said. 'When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. I have done this to both lions and bears, and I'll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!' Saul finally consented. 'All right, go ahead,' he said. 'And may the Lord be with you!'" 1 Samuel 17:32-37 (NLT)

• Ridiculous faith runs toward the giant

"As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him." 1 Samuel 17:48 (NLT)

• Ridiculous faith has a killer instinct

"Then David ran over and pulled Goliath's sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. Israel Routs the Philistines When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran." 1 Samuel 17:51 (NLT)

• Ridiculous faith expects more giants in the future

"Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine." 1 Samuel 17:40 (NIV)

• Ridiculous faith depends on God's power, not the perfect weapon

"And Israel will learn that the Lord does not depend on weapons to fulfill his plans--he works without regard to human means! He will give you to u ...

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