June 1, 2008am    The Giant Killer   Philippians 4:13

by Ron George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist.org

Introduction:  How was David able to defeat Goliath?  Mission impossible becomes mission possible when Christ is in your heart.  Through him your life will be changed.  Is the power of God’s strength real to you? 

Scripture Text:  Phil 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

I.  How to kill a Giant?  You must get in over your head.    Do something that needs His strength to accomplish.  Voluntarily serve. (service) and Involuntarily (sacrifice)  Do you need God’s power?   Do you want God’s power?

II.  The subject is I – insert your name here. 
            God is for you.  For your hope, for your help, and for you courage.  Have you ever come upon something that has stopped you? 

III.  The verb is action Can Do.  (Achieve, perform, and execute)
            You can accomplish the impossible things of life. 
            1.  You can flow with life’s current or let God direct your life.
            2.  What is there you can’t do?   
            3.  Will  you trust Christ’s strength in your life?
           
IV.  The object is All things.  What you can do.
            1. Includes everything -  not just things we can’t handle.
            Luke 18:27  the things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
            Mat. 19:26  With God all things are possible.

V.  Through Christ tells us how we can do these things.  (prepositional phrase)

From where does your strength come?  From the Lord: who is He?
Isaiah 40:28  Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

VI.  How can you have God’s strength? 
            1.  He gives it to those who need it.  Weak and faint and trying.
            2.  He gives it to those who have no might?
            3.  He gives it to those who hope and wait in God.  Are you waiting – hoping – trusting God. 
            4.  Stand still and silent before God.  Listen to him.  Come into his presence and see him now.
            5.  Draw near to Him and gain strength.  Will you?  Even now, draw near to God. 
            6.  Now you can come to God to speak ask for his strength, help, and salvation.  Over come trials, troubles, and temptations. 

VII.  Will you join God’s Team?  He is waiting for you and is drafting you to play for Him.