In this message, Louie Giglio, Senior Pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, shares a faith-stirring sermon titled “Fear Must Fall.” Join us as we reflect on 1 Samuel 17 and hear powerful truth about Jesus’ desire to slay the giants in our lives. Our prayer is that this message would be an encouragement and challenge for your life as you begin to shift your focus from fear to faith.
Fear Must Fall
1 Samuel 17:8-11, 23-24 NIV
Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it. Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear.
1. We can be in Christ and still be paralyzed by a giant.
2. You are not David! Jesus is the Giant-slayer
1 Samuel 17:32 NIV
David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”
1 Samuel 17:34-37 NIV
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; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”
3. Your giant is dead . . . but still deadly
Psalm 16:1, 8-11 NIV
Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful[a] one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.