Ouxano 73: 1 Samuel 17 – Private Battles Prepare Us For Giant Callings!

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: 1 Samuel 17 – the battle of David and Goliath – is an amazing chapter of the Bible! It’s actually, in many ways, a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ did on the cross to Satan. Remember that Jesus was despised and rejected, and no one thought that He was who He said He was: the Messiah, the Son of God, the Redeemer of the World. He died a bloody death on the cross, but by doing so, he absolutely cripple … [Read more...]

Ouxano 72: 1 Samuel part 19 – Today’s Goliath Sized Problems

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We are smack in the middle of 1 Samuel 17 – one of the most exciting chapters in all of the Old Testament: David and Goliath. We pick up the story in verse 24:24 As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright. 25 “Have you seen the giant?” the men asked. “He comes out each day to defy Israel. The king has offered a huge reward to anyone who kills him. He will give that … [Read more...]

Ouxano: General Principles to Keep in Mind When Reading the Old Testament

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1) God is the hero of EVERY story.We tend to get off track and view different people as the heroes. For example, in the story of David versus Goliath, the Philistine giant threatens to destroy the Israelite and David was the shepherd boy who took him out with a single stone. But David was not the hero. He merely made himself available for God. You see, anytime any person works on God’s behalf, usually it’s because they love God and are available to do His will. It’s God truly doing the heroi … [Read more...]


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