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David and Goliath
Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 17

The Philistine army had gathered for war against Israel. The two armies faced each other, camped for battle on opposite sides of a steep valley. A Philistine giant measuring over nine feet tall and wearing full armour came out each day for forty days, mocking and challenging the Israelites to fight. His name was Goliath.

You Israelites are a load of softies. You can't fight for toffee. But I'm going to make it easy for you. Choose one man and send him out here. If he can kill me the Philistine army will admit defeat, but if I kill him, then you Israelites have to admit defeat. What do you say - are any of you up to the job or are you all too scared?

Saul, the King of Israel, and the whole army were terrified of Goliath. They were all waiting for a sign from God, and as the days passed Saul grew more and more depressed.

He's right you know. I am scared. Now, where can we find someone daft enough - I mean, brave enough - to fight Goliath?

Just then, David turned up. David was the youngest son of Jesse, and had been sent to the battle lines by his father to bring back news of his older brothers, who were soldiers in King Saul's army. David was too young to be in the army. Now David heard Goliath shouting his daily defiance and he saw the great fear stirred within the men of Israel. Quick as a flash, the stupid idiot - I mean, the brave young warrior - jumped to his feet and shouted out...

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