The Head-Crushing Champion (Video)
Updated: Mar 14
1 Samuel 17
Viewing the story of David and Goliath as the prototypical underdog story is missing the point. David versus Goliath is not an underdog story, but a story about the power of God’s salvation. The moral of the story is not “underdogs can win”, but “salvation comes, not through human strength, but through God’s chosen champion.”
The story shows you God’s grace and mercy to deliver His people when they cannot deliver themselves. This classic story, told and retold for three-thousand years, has far more depth and contains far greater hope than most people realize. As we walk through it together, I want to show you what it really means and how it can instill courage and inspire confidence in us as followers of Jesus.
This sermon was preached at Calvary Baptist Church in Normal, IL on June 17, 2018.