What do you see?

Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:1–58

Introduction

The danger of spiritual blindness

Three ways of seeing:

  1. SEEING as Saul Sees – What’s the REAL BATTLE? (vv.1–23)
    “When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” (v.11)
  2. SEEING as Goliath Sees – What’s the REAL MISSION? (vv.24–54)
    “… that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel” (v.46b)
  3. SEEING as GOD sees – Who’s REALLY in CONTROL? (vv.55–58)
    “… And David answered, ‘I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.’” (v.58b)

Conclusion

What do you see?

Reflection Questions (for CGs and families)

  1. Who do you identify with in the passage in terms of seeing? Share your thoughts.
  2. What can we do to encourage each other to see more of God in our lives?