Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sermon Notes...Faith Formation: I Didn't Come to Play, I Came to Slay

First Samuel 17:1-51 (verses 48-51) "As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. 49 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 fell face down on the ground. 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. 51 Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head."

Introduction: There's a distinct difference between mortal strength and divine power. Strength is merely a resource that boasts of what it can do, but it's finite (severely limited) and fragile (easily broken). However, power is the source of strength that's infinite (without restraint) and ingenious (incredibly innovative).

Transition: Beyoncé has entertained us with the single Formation. She has intrigued us with her reveal of the album Lemonade on HBO. But now let's search the scriptures, not to be entertained or intrigued but to be empowered...

Exposition: If you don't want to PLAY anymore, here's three principles to help you SLAY...

1...Slay with your SERVICE (verses 12-31)
-Anointing doesn't make you any less of a servant, but more of a servant.
-Excellence is key to slaying, even in what feels like menial tasks (shepherd of dad's sheep/brother's errand boy).

2...Slay with your CONFIDENCE (verses 32-40)
-Don't shortchange your ability in God/Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ..."
-Don't go to battle with wearing weights; especially not someone else's weight.

3...Slay with your PURPOSE (verses 41-51)
-Live out your life's intent without fear...verse 41
-While your haters are talking, just keep walking out your destiny...verses 42-43
-To slay is to be smart...verses48-49
-Always finish what you start...verses 50-51

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