David and Goliath is one of the most known stories in all of scripture. It has become so well known that it has actually become a secular metaphor you often hear in sports, business, and life in general. However, it is still often misunderstood. What if one of the stories we have been told since childhood was actually told to us the wrong way, with the wrong point, and the wrong application?
1. Why do you think that we talk about David and Goliath more to children than we do adults?
2. Despite the family tensions, David's faith in God seemed strong. What are some ways we can keep family dramas from stifling our faith in God?
3. When David showed up on the battle lines that day for the first time he heard and saw Goliath, but he heard and saw him differently than Saul and the other men. Can you think of a time when you have seen faith in your life or someone else's life cause them to hear and see something differently than others?
4. Why, like Goliath, do our giants often taunt us first thing of the morning and last thing of the evening?
5. Why are people often mischaracterized and misrepresented by others when they attempt great things?
6. How does our view of God affect our view on everything else?
7. Tell about a past victory that fuels your faith.
8. Fear often changes how we see our circumstances. Have you experienced a situation when your own fear caused you to incorrectly assess the situation? How can we have a faith that sees God as bigger than the Goliaths we face?
9. Why is it so important to understand that we are not David in the story, Jesus is?
Do more talking about your God than your giant.
Seek to have the perspective of faith not fear.
1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV) But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”