Sermon Recap: Face Your Giants

Face Your Giants Week 2

Text: 1 Samuel 16:7-13; 17:12-23, 41-48

The Bible makes it clear that you are called into freedom (Galatians 5:13). You are called into giftedness for service (1 Peter 4:10). You are called into victory (Romans 8:37). No matter the circumstance or situation, you were not destined to lose. Even death cannot hold a Christian back. In short, we are to take dominion as Christ did—we can dominate the carnal nature, the power of sin, and even the power of death through Jesus Christ!

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How culture can kill your Christianity.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees;for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” -1 Samuel 16:7

The context here is David and Saul, but the point I want to make is that God sees things differently than we do. While we obsess over external elements, God is concerned about our heart. Hebrews 8:10 reinforces this point when talking about the New Covenant, stating: “I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

I don’t want anyone to miss the mark when it comes to pleasing God! I know that many sincerely desire to be the best Christians they can. So let’s consider the following:

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