First Baptist Church, Elgin TX
Goliath Must Fall – Wk. 6
March 6, 2022

Goliath Must Fall – Wk. 6

March 6, 2022

Goliath Must Fall – Wk. 6

  • 1 Samuel 17:31-40
  • 1 Samuel 18:10-11
  • 1 Samuel 19:9-10
  • 1 Samuel 20:32-33

Observations:

1. Most addiction is an attempt to some sort of pain or that we’re not willing to let see.

2. Our fear of being is what makes addiction such a cycle.

The Pattern of Addiction

Vulnerability makes us feel weak, and weakness makes us try to cover up and cope; and when we try to cover up and cope, we run to an addiction.

  • 1 Samuel 21:10

3. Our key to is with God.

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Application:

1. Turn to and be .

2. Tell a trusted .

3. Clearly your three .

“When your marriage or your ministry or your career or your friends cease to be fun, you will seek pleasure somewhere else. If you do not actively observe what your positive releases are and prioritize them, you’ll be more vulnerable to the Enemy’s suggestions. Your self-discipline may keep you from certain sins for a time, but when you are tired, frustrated, or feel a sense of entitlement, the Enemy will solicit your mind with illicit alternatives, and you will be primed for a fall.”

– Ben Stuart, Rest & War

Group/Community Discussion Points:

*Open by reading 1 Samuel 17:31-40

  1. When you think of addiction, do you think of behavior or do you think of hurts that you are trying to hide? Explain.
  2. Have you ever struggled with addiction in your life? Please share if comfortable. Break into smaller groups if need be.
  3. What are some reasons that we fear vulnerability?
  4. Why is the pattern of addiction so hard to break?
  5. Can you relate to David running to the enemy? Why do we do that?
  6. Why do we intentionally run to things we know will harm us?
  7. God knows that we are going to run to something. His desire is that we run to Him. What is preventing you from running to Him? What can help you run to Him?
  8. How does being vulnerable make us strong?
  9. Who is one trusted person you can talk to about what you are struggling with currently?
  10. What goes in your third ring?

* Close by being honest with God about what you are struggling with. Please know the Lord loves you and so do we, and we have resources to help if needed.

 

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