LISTEN TO THE SERMON:
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NEED TO KNOW:
Volunteer Interest Meeting, March 5
If you’ve been coming to OneLife but haven’t started volunteering, then it’s time to get on the team! Come to our next Volunteer Interest Meeting that we call “Test Drive” on Sunday, March 5 at 9:45am in the Meeting Room of your campus. To sign up go to onelifeknox.com/volunteer!
February 27th isn’t going to be just another Monday night. For the guys of OneLife, it’s going to be MANday night. Come to the North campus at 7pm for some man food, man hang out time, and a man challenge from Pastor Rodney. Let us know you’re coming by writing “Manday Night” on your connection card. Dads, bring your middle school and high school sons with you!
Student Ministry Rally
If you’re a middle or high school student, then don’t miss our next Student Rally where students from both locations come together for some fun & games, live worship with our student band, and a challenging message. It all happens Sunday night, March 5 at 6pm at our East campus. And if you’re coming from the North campus, we’ll even have a carpool leaving from there at 5:30pm to help get you there! If you’d like more information about OneLife’s Student Ministry go to onelifeknox.com/students.
Take a Next Step
Whether this is your first time attending OneLife, you’ve been coming for years, or anywhere in between, we believe there is a next step for you to take. From baptism, to joining OneLife as a partner, to volunteering, joining a home group, and more – there are plenty to choose from. Visit onelifeknox.com/nextsteps to sign up for your next step today.
THINK IT OVER
Think back through Sunday’s message. What stuck out?
1 Samuel 17:3-4, 8, 22-49
To defeat my giant I must understand the enemy and know the victor.
- Giants lie.
- Giants are convincing.
- Mini victories from the past prepare for giant battles to come.
- Defeating the giant takes guts (aka faith) and hard work.
- Defeating the giant makes the Victor the hero.
- Defeating the giant takes bold confidence.
TALK IT OVER
Start Talking – Get the conversation started!
- Have you ever wanted to do something that seemed impossible or people told you would be impossible?
- Have you ever seen someone defy the odds or do something that seemed impossible?
- Read 1 Samuel 17:8. What is the lie that Goliath shouts over the Israelites? Why was it a lie?
- Read 1 Samuel 17:24-33. What do you see in the responses of the Israelite army (v. 24), David’s brother Eliab (v. 28), and King Saul (v. 33)? How do each of these examples illustrate that giants are convincing when they lie?
- Read 1 Samuel 17:34-37. What is different about David’s response to the giant’s lies? What gives him such confidence?
- David’s mini-victories from the past were giving him confidence in the face of this giant. What mini-victories in your past has God given you that you can take confidence in as you face giants in the future?
- Read 1 Samuel 17:37-40. Even though Saul didn’t think David could do it, Saul wanted David to do it his way. What role did faith play into David rejecting Saul’s suggestion? How do people do that when you face your giants? They don’t think it can be done, but if you’re going to do it they try to influence you do it their way?
- In 1 Samuel 17:37-40, how does David’s faith lead him to hard work? What does this teach you about what you might have to do in addition to faith to defeat your giants? As you think about specific giants you’ve faced or are facing, how have you been tempted to avoid hard work? How does super-spiritualizing sometimes lead to this?
- Read 1 Samuel 17:40. Why did David choose five stones if there was only one Goliath? What does this teach you that you should do to prepare for the future?
- Read 1 Samuel 17:48. What did David do that showed his bold confidence? What was his confidence in? What do you need to do to show the same confidence?
- Read 1 Samuel 17:46-47. What did David say was the purpose of him defeating Goliath? How can you use the giants in your life that have been defeated, or that you believe will be defeated, to do the same thing?
- As you pray, thank God for fighting giants for you!
- Confess to God how you often run from your giants or believe the convincing lies that come your way.
- Ask God to help you have the bold confidence to defeat your giants so He can get the credit and people in your life will see Him at work in you.
- 1 Samuel 17