Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove
Faith Bible Church
Sunday, †July 4, 2010
††††††††††††††† The Word, 2 Tim 3:16-17. †Salvation †relationship, Eph 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Rom 4:5, 11:29. †Fellowship relationship, Gal 5:16; Rom 6:11. ††Mature relationship, Eph 3:20; Rev 3:21.
LIFE OF DAVID Ė Part 34
David and Goliath
1.† There is a need for every believer to go beyond the simple story of David and Goliath and move into the dynamics of a profound doctrinal and spiritual understanding that is so critical to our own spiritual lives.
††††††††††† a.† The crucial lessons on fellowship, 1 Sam. 16:18; Psa. 16:8.
††††††††††† b.† The crucial lessons on doctrinal growth, Psa 19.
††††††††††† c.† The crucial lessons on supergrace, Psa 23; Eph 3:20.
††††††††††† d.† The crucial lessons on nature of divine discipline and reversionism, cf. Saul.
††††††††††† e.† The crucial lessons on the WOG, negative volition, and mental disorders.
††††††††††† f.† †The crucial lessons on the providence of God.
††††††††††† g. †The crucial lessons on typology.
2.† Note the attention to the historical detail, 1 Sam 17:1-7óthis is not legend.††
3.† †Consider how the Goliaths of the world shout their taunts against the God of the Bible, His establishment principles, and His people, 17:8-10; Jn 15:18.
4.††† Consider how the majority of Godís own people are immature and reversionistic and how they react to the taunts and challenges of the world: with fear, intimidation, and dismay, 1 Sam. 17:11.
5.†† Biblical principles on fear.
††††††††††† a)††† Reversionistic man lives an upside-down life in regard to God, Reality, Truth, values, and fear: he ends up fearing what he should not fear and not fearing what he should fear, cf. Saul, Goliath, and the men of Israel, cf. Mat. 10:28; Luke 12:4-6; Heb. 4:1.
††††††††††† (b)†† The only thing Jesus ever really rebuked His disciples for was for moving into fear rather than biblical faithói.e. for being irrational, Mark 4:36-40; Mk 9:32.
††††††††††† (c)†† Biblical faith is always contingent upon the intellect, knowledge, the will, rationality, reason, and logicóand the attacks on the intellect and attempts to set knowledge against faith are all satanic, i.e. leap of faith garbage.
††††††††††† (d)†† Faith 101, the basics. ††Biblical faith is first propositional (intellectual) and then personal (volitional), Heb 11:6.
††††††††††† (e)††† Fear destroys the spiritual life and brings a host of mental and psychological problems, Job 4:14-15; James 1:8.
††††††††††† (f)† God has a plan to deliver all believers from all earthly fearsóand that plan revolves around Him, Josh. 1:5-6; Psa 91; 1 Pt 5:7.
††††††††††† (g)† Failure to trust God in critical times of fear will prevent the believer from advancing into the promised life, Num 13:27-14:9.
††††††††††† (h)† The solution to all fear always comes down to biblical faith, Mat 14:22‑33.†
††††††††††† (i)† God intends for us to parlay all of our fears into biblical trust, Psa 56.†
††††††††††† (j)†† Fear that is not parlayed into trust leads to despondency and depression, 1 Kings 19:1‑18.†
††††††††††† (k)†† Recovery from fear, anxiety, and depression is only possible by returning to the God of the Bible, Heb 13:6; Psa 56:4; Deut 20:3‑4; 31:6; Psalm 27:14; 37:7; 91; 55:22; 56:3; Prov 2:8; 3:5‑6; Isa 26:3; 30:15; 41:10;† 40:29‑31;† 2 Chron 20:15; Jn 16:33; 1 Cor 10:13.
††††††††††† (l)†† Faith in Godís providential care removes fear of danger, Mat 10:31. †
††††††††††† (m)†† Faith in God ís provision of the HS removes fear of inability, 2 Tim 1:7.
††††††††††† (n)†† Faith in Godís PPOG removes fear of the uncertain future, Heb 11:23-27.
††††††††††† (o)†† Faith in Godís unconditional perfect love removes fear of condemnation, 1 John 4:18.
††††††††††† (p)†† Faith in Godís provisions removes fear of suffering, Rev 2:10.
††††††††††† (q)†† Faith during times of unjust suffering removes fear of injustices, 1 Pet 3:13-15.†
††††††††††† (r)†† Faith in Godís providence removes fear from sudden dangers, Prov 3:25-26.
††††††††††† (s)††† Faith in the presence of God removes fear of death, Psalm 23:4; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Heb 2:14-15.
††††††††††† (t)†† Faith in the Word of God removes fear related to advancing into the promised life especially in the face of intense pressures and opposition, Joshua 1:5-9.
††††††††††† (u)† Faith in the promises of God not only removes fear but brings a plethora of spiritual dynamics and blessings, Prov 3:5; 4:7-9; Psa 34:8, 19, 55:11, 22, 22; Dt 31:8;
1 Peter 5:7.
6.††† Davidís victory over Goliath, 1 Sam 17:11-58.