Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Deuteronomy 9:1-3
Title: They are Bigger and Stronger than You
Introduction: There can be no doubt that the Christian life is to be one of victory. But, if the challenge is less than you are able to bear, then the victory really is nothing more than what you can accomplish. Yet, this is the way that most of us hope to live our lives; not without challenge, but with a challenge whose stature is not as great as our own.
God, providentially, places giants along the pathway of every believer. We all face them. Not until our courage is the result of our trust that God knows what He’s doing and has the strength to do it, can we have any real sense of composure to face our giants.
I. How Did Joshua Have Courage
A. He was reminded of the command to be courageous.
B. He was reminded that God’s presence would be with him.
C. He was reminded that God’s promise was still intact.
II. When Courage Is Denied People Become Paralyzed
III. When Courage Is Demonstrated People Become Empowered
IV. Courage in the Face of Giants Results in Deliverance
Conclusion: Don’t let anyone tell you that your giants aren’t real. They are. In fact, they are bigger, stronger, meaner, and more powerful than you. Perfect! Because when they are defeated—and they can be—it is God that gets the glory. Are you ready to face your giants?
This is part one of this series. Please check back for part two.