Do you have life planned out? Maybe you did at one time. Sometimes we face difficult seasons of life. There are things we can’t plan around. Sometimes in the midst of our difficulties we look up and think “how did I get here?” As we close our series of Alamo Stone Summer at the Movies, we look at the movie Forest Gump. In particular, we will look at the plan Lt. Dan had for his life. Like his father, and his father before him, and his father before him, Lt. Dan was destined to die during combat serving his country. As you remember, Lt. Dan didn’t die serving his country. Just when he thought he was going to have his moment of destiny, he was saved by Forest Gump. We’ll look at Lt. Dan during his lowest moment when he pleads “I’m not supposed to be here!”
What makes a good friend? Today we look at the friendship between David and Jonathon. Everyone would be thankful to have 1 friend in their life as loyal as Jonathon. But we must ask ourselves, am I a good friend?
After 40 days of talk and unanswered challenges, the fight is on. Goliath is charging the lines of the Israelite army. Who runs out to meet the Giant? The shepherd boy David. He is full of faith is his God. The fight that had been building for 40 days, will now end in minutes. As we look at the victory God worked through David, we must consider, what battles are you fighting?
What causes you to be overtaken with fear and dread? No, we aren't talking about heights, snakes, or spiders. What situations cause you to stop in your tracks because they appear to be overwhelming and insurmountable? Today we look at possibly the most well-known story in all of the Bible. David vs. Goliath. The one towering warrior that caused an entire army to lose heart and hope. The little shepherd boy against the towering trash talking brute. Too often this story is presented as an underdog story. It is much more. David provides an amazing example of unshaken faith in his God. David does not speak and act based only on what he sees, he moves forward remembering what his God has already done.