First Baptist Church is an independent Baptist congregation.

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Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
9Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
10Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
11Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore! 1 Chronicles 16:8–11 (NKJV)

Champions of the Philistines

The Sonshine   
Walter Olsen
November 1, 2018


Israel had many battles with the Philistines, the continuous enemy of Israel.  On one occasion we read, “And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them” (I Sam. 17:3). This is emblematic that there is a great divide between true Christianity and the world. Actually, it’s the difference between spiritual life and death.

The Philistines had a great warrior whose name was Goliath. “And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span” (I Sam . 17:4). That would make him almost 10 feet! The text goes on to make much of the armor of the man from Gath.