Stewardship is “Taking care of someone else’s possessions and making them into what the owner wants them to be.”

  1. Believing the promises

It really comes down to believing the promises that are in the Bible.

  1. First message we mentioned the importance of being able to meditate on the Bible and stand on it and what it says.
  2. This is becoming more important in the days we live in.

1 Samuel 16: 12b, 13 This is the one anoint him. So David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of The Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on.

This is a promise from the Word of God. (Samuel’s mouth) You are to be king of Israel.

2. Goliath shows up.

1 Samuel 17: 1 Philistines camped in Socuoh which belongs to Judah. (Judah means praise) Goliath shows up. Dutch Sheets said in a blog that the name Goliath means exposer, revealer of a person.

A giant will show up and plant itself in the middle of promise of God and challenge what we possess or are believing God for.

  1. Goliath showed up and revealed the character of the army of Israel and Saul. They had no faith in the midst of this battle and where helpless to do anything about it.
  2. Exposer also means indecent exposure or an uncovering of immoral acts.

So basically we have a flood of filth coming at Israel and they are helpless to do anything about it.

3. Stirred

1 Samuel 17: 26 Who is this pagan Philistine anyway that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God.

History is littered with people who bring changes because they are stirred with what they see around them.

  1. David Brainard Indians in a drunken fury fell in snow and prayed
  2. John Knox give me Scotland or I die
  3. John Hyde in India prayed until 10 people a day saved
  4. William Wilberforce seeing shackles that were on slaves a crusade to eliminate slavery in the British empire
  5. Rosa Parks who would not get up from her seat on a bus.

4. How do you know if you are stirred?


Vs 28 Older brother comes against David calling him arrogant.

Last week blessing of God calling your name.

  1. Job – have you noticed Job he is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless–a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.
  2. Paul – demon said Paul I know.
  3. All that live godly lives will suffer persecution.
  4. Going to be opposition

Compromise directly against the word of God.

Genesis 9: 1 God blessed Noah and said be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. (Command)

Chapter 11 Babylonia and settled there.

vs 1 all spoke the same language. Everybody saying the same thing.

Vs 4 make a great city with a tower that reaches to heaven. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.

Beyond the ability of God to flood us again. (God already promised he would not do that again)

Revelation 13: 2 – 4 Worshipped the beast and said who is as great as the beast, Who is able to fight against him. (Same words sang by Miriam after the Red Sea about our God)

5. God will move on your behalf.

God looked down on the beast and threw him into the lake of Fire

God looked down on the Tower of Babel and confused their language.

2 Peter 2: 7 – 10 God knows how to keep the godly and rescue them.

But you don’t know my battle.

Acts 2: 22, 23 People of Israel listen! God publicly endorsed Jesus…God knew what would happen and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him.

God ordained that Jesus would be handed over to the wicked and said that you could do with him what you wanted.

Vs 24 knew death could not hold him.

6. More than stirred,

Israel was stirred and stood against enemy, but did not move past that.

Enemy with its filth still stood in the place of praise.

Battle is not mine it is God’s “this day The Lord will deliver you into my hand and I will strike you down…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel…for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand. Vs 46 – 47

Jesus handed over to death to defeat fear of it and the enemy.

Battle is bigger than you, but it is for those around you too.

Life Group Questions

1. Remind people” Stewardship is the ability to take care of anthers items and make them the way they want them. ” The first lesson we learned that we have to be able to meditate on the Bible rather than just read it. How is everyone doing in this area. What is making it hard or easy for you to accomplish this? (Share and encourage each other int his area)

2. Read 1 Samuel 16: 12b, 13 What was the promise that was given to David? Mention that David was going to have to hold onto this promise for nine years before it came to fruition. Now we are going to look at what happens when he enemy plants himself int he midst of your promise.

3. Read 1 Samuel 17: 1 Notice the Philistines camped in Socuoh which belongs to Judah. (Judah means praise) The name Goliath means two things. Exposer, or revealer This can mean it exposes what is in a heart or it can mean an exposer or uncovering of immoral acts. So when a giant stands in the midst of our promises, who we really are will be exposed.

4. David was stirred to do something (Read 1 Samuel 17: 26) When was a time youw ere stirred to do something and make a change?

5. How do we know if we are really stirred? Opposition will come up. (Read Vs 28) What examples can you think of when people in the Bible were stirred and opposition came up against them?

6. When an enemy stands in front of us it can seem overwhelming. Remember God does give us more than we can handle. Why do you think he allows this? (So we will have a dependence to lean on him. If we panhandle it then we don’t need him.)

7. Read Revelation 13: 2 – 4 Compare this arrogance of the beast to the boasting of Goliath. The devil is always making load boasts int he face of God’s people making us feel hopeless and fearful.

8. Read 2 Peter 2: 7 – 10 What can we learn from this example (Lot was stirred by what he saw around him and God saved him from his enemies )

9. We have to be more than stirred, we have to declare the promises of God in the face of our enemy. (Read Vs 46, 47) What promise was David standing on when he went into battle that made him know he was not going to die? (He knew he was going to be king someday.

10>Pray for the boldness to stand and do what is right in the face of our enemy.

11. Next week we will look at the whirlwind this victory caused in David’s life. It is not just one battle we have to win, it is a lifestyle of trust.