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1 AGAINST ALL ODDS! The Backstory of David & Goliath 1 Samuel 17 The Backstory of David & Goliath 1 Samuel 17

2 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Life can often put us in circumstances where we are against all odds!

3 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Is there a way to respond when it seems you are against all odds? Yes!

4 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Political Scientist Ivan Arrequin-Toft looked at every war fought in the past two hundred years in which one side was at least ten times stronger than the other

5 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 He found that the weaker side won almost 30% of the time! Incredible!

6 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 How did they win? They fought a different war than their opponents!

7 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 A perfect example of this truth was the defeat of the Philistine warrior, Goliath,by the shepherd boy David!

8 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 How Can We Find Success Against All Odds? Look at David’s Example!

9 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 17: “Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom…

10 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 …you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth…

11 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 …may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.” 48 So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet…

12 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 …David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. 49 Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face…

13 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 …to the earth. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.” 1 Samuel 17:45-50

14 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Discover a Cause! A reason, a purpose that can unleash your Passion and Dedication!

15 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Discover a Cause! “Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach…

16 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Discover a Cause! “…from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 1 Samuel 17:26

17 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Discover a Cause! Mark McCumber “I learned to love golf before I learned how hard it was!”

18 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Develop Courage! Courage is cultivated from Challenge and Situation!

19 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Develop Courage! “Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them…

20 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Develop Courage! “…seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” 1 Samuel 17:36

21 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Demonstrate Creativity! Leverage your Strengths, not your Enemies!

22 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Demonstrate Creativity! “Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag…

23 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Demonstrate Creativity! “…in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:40

24 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Declare a Confession! Find the Source of strength beyond yourself!

25 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Declare a Confession! “Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name…

26 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Declare a Confession! “…of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 1 Samuel 17:45

27 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 Everyone of Us will have at least One Moment in Life....

28 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 How will you Respond Against All Odds?

29 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 To Whom will You Turn? To Yourself? To Others? To God?

30 “AGAINST ALL ODDS!” 1 Samuel 17 “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.” 1 Cor. 10:13 (MSG)

31 AGAINST ALL ODDS! The Backstory of David & Goliath 1 Samuel 17 The Backstory of David & Goliath 1 Samuel 17


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