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Jesus is Better than David

Posted by Matt McGowen on

Because of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can share in the greatest victory ever won.

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Samuel 17:41-52, Romans 8:11


  • Matt shared about some historic Olympic victories. Do you have a favorite 'Olympic moment?'
  • Olympic athletes represent us even though we don't resemble them.  How is this a picture of how Jesus represents us?
  • What is an area of your life where Jesus is currently working to make you resemble him more?
  • 1 Samuel 16:7, God looks at the heart. How is this both comforting and challenging?
  • If we spend more time cultivating our image than our heart, who are we really worshiping?
  • In 1 Samuel 17, David wins a great victory for Israel as their representative.  What is your favorite moment of the David and Goliath story?
  • The David story points to the greatest story. The point of David and Goliath is NOT that you are David and you can go slay giants.  You and I are not David in the story - we are the scared Israelites who needed a rescuer. We benefit from a victory that we didn't lift a finger to achieve.  How can this truth lead you to greater worship?
  • What bigger Goliath did Jesus defeat and what unconventional weapons did Jesus use?
  • I've watched some great Olympic victories but have never had the spirit of an Olympic athlete come upon me. Read Romans 8:11. What difference does it make that God's Spirit comes to live in you?
  • After David defeated Goliath, the Israelites went from playing defense to offense. It's like when Jesus came to his frightened disciples in John 20:19-23, giving them His spirit and sending them on mission.  Who specifically are you 'sent' to this week?
  • Once we grasp that Jesus has defeated the Goliath of evil and death, how can we face the lesser Goliaths of our lives?
  • What does it mean to preach the Gospel to yourself?