How to win against the giant problems you face in life


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This message is presented by Amos Johnson Jr, PhD. He is the Founder & Pastor of Church for Entrepreneurs. God has given him a calling to help Christian Entrepreneurs succeed at their calling. He believes a fulfilled life comes from clearly knowing what God has called you to do and doing it.

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Life throws many problems at us. Some are small, others are medium-sized, but some problems are gigantic. Consider these: being one late payment away for being homeless, being on the verge of going out of business, or receiving a negative doctor’s report. These giant problems in life have the potential to crush us if we don’t deal with them correctly. In today’s podcast, learn how to win against the giant problems you will face in life.

1 Samuel 17:4-7 NLT

[4] Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall!
[5] He wore a bronze helmet, and his bronze coat of mail weighed 125 pounds.
[6] He also wore bronze leg armor, and he carried a bronze javelin on his shoulder.
[7] The shaft of his spear was as heavy and thick as a weaver’s beam, tipped with an iron spearhead that weighed 15 pounds. His armor bearer walked ahead of him carrying a shield.

1 Samuel 17:32-46,48-51 NLT

[32] “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”
[33] “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.”
[34] But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock,
[35] I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death.
[36] I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God!
[37] The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!”
[38] Then Saul gave David his own armor-a bronze helmet and a coat of mail.
[39] David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again.
[40] He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.
[41] Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him,
[42] sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy.
[43] “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods.
[44] “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled.
[45] David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies-the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
[46] Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!
[48] As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.
[49] Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.
[50] So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword.
[51] Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran.

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