THE PASTOR'S DESK
We are starting a new sermon series here at BCUMC, "Facing the Giants in Our Lives".
The purpose of the sermon series “Facing the Giants in Our Lives”, is for us to come away with the knowledge and understanding that we rely on God as David did when he approached and defeated the giant Goliath. David sets a good example for us in that people doubted his ability to beat Goliath, but every time he faced doubters, David reminded them that God was with him. David did not face the giant alone. We, too, can defeat the giants in our lives in the form of financial burdens, relationship problems, sickness, or a plethora of other problems. We need only follow the example of David and trust in God. This message is found in 1 Samuel 17:26 - 45.
Another example of how we can rely on God to help us with a seemingly impossible challenge is found in Judges 6:25 - 40. God called upon Gideon to defeat the Midianites who were terrorizing the Israelites. The Midianites worshipped Baal, as did many Israelites. God wanted the Midianites to be defeated and the altar of Baal to be destroyed to show the Israelites that he was the one true God. God had a plan for the people to acknowledge His power and authority. He told Gideon to use only a small force to attack and defeat the Midianites who were great in number. Because Gideon had faith and relied on God, he was successful in destroying the idol of Baal and in defeating the overwhelming Midianite army. When the people witnessed how God defeated the Midianites and Baal with only a very small force, they knew the victory could not have been accomplished by the small army of men alone. They realized what God had done and turned once again to Him as the one true God.
The Bible is full of examples of how God intervenes in history to help His people face the giants in their lives through trusting in God. Won’t you join us as we learn more about what God has done and what will continue to be done through God for us in our own lives.
Pastor’s cell – 269-588-9081
Parsonage Phone – 616-878-9739