We’re All In This Together


Have you ever been afraid?

Lots of people are afraid of something. Spiders, heights, and mushrooms. KBC!

Introduction: God helped David many times throughout his life. David was the youngest son of Jesse. As a young man, David watched over his father’s sheep, which could be a very dangerous job.

“But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear.” 1 Samuel 17:34-36

When David heard Goliath defy the armies of the living God, he knew that God would help him defeat the giant, just as God had helped him protect the sheep.

“This uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” 1 Samuel 17:36-37

The battle was on and what did David use to beat the giant? Cannon, tank, missile. Scary women.

“David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him”. 1 Samuel 17:45-50

David relied on God’s power, not his own weapons to defeat the giant Philistine. He didn’t use any fancy weapons just a simple stone in a slingshot. And with one simple throw, he hit Goliath in the head and killed him dead. Whenever God’s people saw the giant they were afraid and thought to themselves, “How can I hit him?”

David saw the size of Goliath and because he trusted God thought to himself, “How can I miss?”

Just as God helped David accomplish big things, He will help us when we are obedient to Him. What about the giants in your lives?

Maybe someone keeps picking on you because you go to church. Maybe people have a go at you because you’re different or clever? Maybe people will only be your friend as long as you never talk about Jesus. Maybe you have friends who try to put pressure on you to do the things that they are doing.

If we trust in God, will He help us like He helped David?

(Yes) Will he help with a task that looks impossible to do? Don’t give up Will he help us when we get lots of homework from school? You can do it if you trust God to help you.

David’s obedience pleased God.

“He made David their king. He testified concerning him: `I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ Acts 13:22

Do not rely on your own strength, good looks, money or brains to accomplish big things in this life. Sooner or later all of these things will fail you, trust in God and rely on Him – for He will never fail you.

In the film High School Musical, Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Year’s Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there.

They quickly become close, really good friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a call-back, drama queen, Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother, Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy’s best friend and basketball team-mate, and Taylor, Gabriella’s new friend on the decathlon team must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. After seeing that Troy and Gabriella are sad about not talking, they soon support their choices and let them “break free.”

They didn’t give up on what they believed in and you shouldn’t either. If you love God then don’t let anyone stop you from loving God. People and some friends are giants who are there to be beaten, you’re not alone, God is with you.

You guys shouldn’t be called the KBC but frog.

Fully Relying On God

Never forget that we’re all in this together.