David and Goliath Resources
Free online resources based on the Biblical battle between David and Goliath. Their story can be found in the Bible in 1 Samuel. See below for links to sermons, songs, stories and entertaining sites for the David and Goliath story.
David said, The Lord Who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said to David, Go, and the Lord be with you! — 1 Samuel 17:37 <AMP>
David and Goliath Summary
David was anointed to be king over Israel by Samuel. But he was an unknown in Israel until his battle with Goliath. His father had sent him to check on his older brothers who were serving with King Saul’s army. When he heard Goliath’s taunts, he knew someone had to do something. He also knew that God would provide the victory for whoever was willing to march out in faith.
No other battle in the Bible is as well known as the confrontation between David and Goliath. Goliath was a giant, over nine feet tall, and a warrior all his life. David was a shepherd boy who had proven God’s faithfulness to His Word during confrontations with lions and bears. This classic story should encourage any person facing a problem that seems too big to handle.
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” — 1 Samuel 17:45-47 <NIV>
Read David and Goliath‘s Story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
David – Key Events Related to the Battle with Goliath
1 Samuel 16 – Samuel anoints David.
1 Samuel 17 – David battles Goliath.
1 Samuel 18 – Saul’s jealousy and Jonathan’s friendship.
1 Samuel 19 – Saul tries to kill David.
How Did David Win The Battle With Goliath?
In the natural, nobody in Saul’s army had the physical ability to defeat Goliath. But God had given them and even more powerful weapon, His Word. God made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants that He would fight on their behalf. As long as they trusted God and were obedient, they should not fear anyone.
Unlike the rest of the army, David understood his relationship and covenant with God. Fear had paralyzed the army, but David already saw the victory by faith. Goliath trusted in his physical strength, training and weapons. But David put his trust in God.
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about David and Goliath.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on David and Goliath’s Story
David and Goliath – A Bible story from Garden of Praise
David and Goliath & Some Giant-Slaying Faith – A Bible story based on the battle between David and Goliath.
David and Goliath – A Bible story from One2Believe
David and Goliath – A Bible story for little ones
David and Goliath – A story from DLTK
David and Goliath – A short story and crossword puzzle from Fun Pages For Kids
David and Goliath – A short story from ChristiansUnite Kids
Bible Story of David and Goliath – Stories for young children from Children’s Bible Stories
Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music, Plays & Poetry for David and Goliath
David and Goliath – Coloring pages, crafts and games based on David and Goliath
David and Goliath – Coloring page
David and Goliath – Coloring page
David Kills Goliath – Coloring page
David & Goliath – A short play based on the David and Goliath story
David and Goliath – 3 children’s songs from eBibleTeacher.com
David And Goliath – A poem by John Ferris
Five Stones – A poem by Lori Eldridge
Which One? – A song by Steve Case based on the events recorded in 1 Samuel 16
The Champion – A song by Steve Case on the David and Goliath battle
David and Goliath – A song by Steve Case on the battle
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on David and Goliath
David and Goliath – A preschool lesson with activity and craft ideas from The Church of the Lutheran Confession in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
David & Goliath – A Children’s sermon from Childrensermons.com
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About David and Goliath
David and Goliath – Various links related to David and Goliath
Goliath – A brief discussion on what Goliath represents in our life.
Giants in the Land – A long discussion on the David and Goliath story providing a solid background description of the battle. Written by Steven P. Wickstrom.
David and Goliath – Children’s Stories for Adults
Goliath – Brief references in Rabbinical Literature by the Jewish Encyclopedia
Who were the Philistines? – Brief overview from the Jewish Encyclopedia
Who were the Philistines? – An article by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The Philistines – A lengthy article on the origins of the Philistines
The Philistines – Origin and history of the Philistines
Has the Biblical Goliath Been Found? – A press release regarding an archaeological find that had similar names to Goliath etched on pottery
Goliath in the Bible – A Bible concordance for Goliath
Goliath – Secular references to Goliath
Hidden symbolism in Bernini’s ‘David’ – Observations related to Gianlorenzo Bernini’s scuplture of David
NIV Says “David Didn’t Kill Goliath”! – A brief discussion on the supposed discrepancies on the number of Goliaths killed in the Bible
Were the Nephilim sons of God? Fallen Angels? Giants of Genesis 6:4? – A summary from various sources of evidence of very large men living in the distant past.
Goliath Of Gath – A classic poem by Phillis Wheatly
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