The Gospel in the Life of David

The Gospel in the Life of David 2. David and Goliath

February 4, 2018

1 Samuel 17

And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. [5] He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. [6] And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. [7] The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. [8] He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. [9] If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” [10] And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.” [11] When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid...[full text]...

Additional Resources

This list contains some of the resources that were used to prepare this sermon. Check them out if you want to dig a little deeper.

Dale Ralph Davis, 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart
Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Matt Chandler, "David, Goliath and the Gospel"
Tim Keller, "The Lord’s Anointed: 1 Samuel 16:1-13"