Practice for Killing Giants

Mallory did a phenomenal job leading worship last night. There was a moment that she was speaking of how God's love overwhelms us. I was hoping she'd lead us in How He Loves, and, in fact, she did!

Tony Cruz was the evangelist that followed.

I got to speak about the amazing event this morning in our call to worship at Westchester Chapel:

Here are my notes from his sermon...

It was titled, "Bring the Cheese!" based on I Samuel 17.

The time is urgent. God is raising up believers who will follow Him, whether they're 13 or 30.

He preached about David and Goliath.

He pointed out how Goliath shouted his "usual defiance." Tony said the enemy comes against us daily to whisper his usual defiance and lies that we're not good enough.

God is raising up giant killers.

He pointed out how David used a sling because that was what he trained with when he was tending the sheep. He said nobody practices war during war. We have to practice worshiping, studying the Bible and connecting to God now, because if we don't, then when the battles of life hit us...and they will...we won't have any Power.

The most dangerous people are those who have nothing to lose and nothing to prove. If you have nothing to lose and nothing to prove you are dangerous in the hand of God.

David was the delivery boy. He was sent to bring bread and cheese. The dude was a Dominoes delivery boy. He went from delivery boy to deliverer.

You become a product of whatever you're committed to.

There's a difference between being interested and being committed.

There are giants for you to kill, but you have to bring the cheese: you have to do what you're called to do.

You have to live convinced. It doesn't matter how hard you're holding on but what you're holding onto. If you're holding onto the things of this world, they'll break away. Hold onto Jesus.

Your giant must be defeated if you're to do anything for the Kingdom of God. Cowards think of what they can lose. Champions think of what they can gain. Courage isn't the absence of fear but the absence of self.

There are things in your life that will kill you if you don't kill them first.

David went from running errands to running the show.

What do you need to do to drop everything and follow Him?

After his sermon Mallory and I had a surprising delight: MasterWorks theatre instructor, Patricia Mauceri joined us!

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