Everyone has personal or professional giants to slay. Here’s how David did it.

Key Points:

  • See things from God’s perspective even if no one else does. 1 Samuel 16:7
  • Step out boldly with the confidence that comes from God. 1 Samuel 17:45-47
  • Remember that God is your giant-killer.

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1 Samuel 17:47 “And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!”

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David’s Heart of a Warrior

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Small Group Questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What is the biggest obstacle that you have ever overcome?
  3. Identify a giant in your life that gets in the way of your pursuit of God. How can Jesus help you overcome that giant?
  4. Read 1 Samuel 17:8-11. Describe Goliath’s challenge to Israel. How did Israel’s response show their lack of confidence in God?
  5. Read 1 Samuel 17:34-37. How did God’s protection in the past help David trust God with the challenge of Goliath?

  6. How does God’s work in your life in the past help you face a giant today?

  7. Read 1 Samuel 17:28. Have you ever had someone try to talk you out of pursuing God? How did their words affect you?

  8. Read 1 Samuel 17:47. Why did David think that this battle really belonged to God? How did this give him courage? How 

    does knowing that God is on your side give you courage?

  9. In what ways does the story of David and Goliath remind you of Jesus’s victory over sin and death at the cross?

  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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