Being on the “Eternal Champions,” TeamFebruary 7, 2021
Two Definitions of Champion:
- A person who has defeated or surpassed all in a competition, especially in sports.
- A person who fights or argues for a or on behalf of someone (Oxford Languages)
1 Samuel 17:4 (NLT); Then Goliath, a Philistine from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall!
1 Samuel 17:8 (NLT); Goliath stood and shouted a across to the Israelites. “Why are you all coming out to fight?” he called. “I am the Philistine champion, but you are only the servants of Saul. Choose one man to come down here and fight me!
1 Samuel 17:16 (NLT); For forty days, every morning and evening, the Philistine champion in front of the Israelite army.
1 Samuel 17:23 (NLT); As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came out from the Philistine ranks. Then David heard him shout his usual taunt to the army of Israel.
1 Samuel 17:41-44 (NLT); Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. 43 “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a ?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled.
1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NLT); David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the of the of Heaven’s Armies-the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
Today the will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will that the Lord His people, but with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s and He will give you to us!”
The battle was the Lord’s in David’s life and is the Lord’s in your life!
1 Samuel 17:48-49 (NLT); As Goliath moved closer to attack, David ran out to him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and face down on the ground.
1 Samuel 17:50-51(NLT); So, David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had sword. Then David ran over and pulled sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and .
What’s your game plan? What is your game plan for your life, and for ? This life is not a game, it has consequences.
Jesus is the Champion – period! Jesus is the Champion – He has no
Hebrews 12:2 (NLT); We do this by keeping our on Jesus, the who and our faith. Because of the joy awaiting Him, He the Cross, disregarding its . Now He is seated in the place of honour beside God’s throne.
Jesus is our cause and a Crown beats a Ring – Don’t store up treasure. Live for Jesus now and you’ll receive the Crown of Life!
James 1:12 (NLT); God blesses those who endure and . Afterward they will receive the of that God has promised to those who Him.
1 John 5:4 (NLT); For every child of God this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
There can only be one in your life.
1 Peter 1:13,14 (NLT); So, think and exercise . Look forward to the gracious that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So, you must live as God’s children. Don’t slip into your old ways of living to satisfy your own . You didn’t know any better then.
Learn and hard – in Christ – Become more like Jesus!
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT); So, my dear brothers and sisters, be and Always work for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is useless.
In football linemen are as important as quarterbacks or linebackers! Each player has a and to play in order for the team to win.
1 Corinthians 15:57 (NLT); But thank God! He gives us over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
What team will you spend eternity on?