All across the world, each week, Christians gather at traditional church services. However, many Believers have become passive about advancing the Kingdom of God. There is a cause for our salvation, and purpose for our lives. We can choose to become extraordinary Christians, making a mark in the lives of others as well as our own. Or we can choose to be unproductive.



  1. Four leprous men, sitting at the entrance of a gate, said one to another, “Why sit we here until we die?” (2 Kings 7:3)

    1. We all, as Believers, have a critical decision to make: either we are going to be active concerning the things of God, or not.
      1. Each of us has a critical part to play.
      2. Satan is going to do everything he can to distract us from our purpose.
      3. Instead of simply going through religious routines, we should establish and value a personal relationship with God.
    2. Meanwhile, people are still dying the ultimate death, arriving in eternal damnation.
  2. David’s life demonstrated that being extraordinary for God takes courage.
    1. At a young age, David decided to face an intimidating giant.
    2. The men were so afraid of the giant, they ran from him (1 Samuel 17:24-29).
    3. There are giants in our lives today. They can take the form of debt, family problems, or insufficiency in other areas.
      1. We may decide to run from our giants, or do nothing at all.
      2. Those giants may seem impossible to conquer; however, they can be defeated when we allow God to help us.
      3. David had the courage to defeat the giant, even though he had been criticized by his own brother (1 Samuel 17:28).
    4. David saw a cause. A cause is a reason to get involved.
      1. He believed that God was bigger than the giant he faced.
      2. He had previous experiences with God and a personal relationship with Him.
      3. David had personal victories. God had delivered him from a lion and a bear.
    5. We should learn to defeat our private, personal battles just as David did (1 Samuel 17:34-37).
      1. Our private victories determine our public triumph.
      2. The revelation David received during his personal time with God gave him confidence.
      3. He was not at all intimidated by Goliath.
  3. David told Golaith, the giant, what he was going to do to him (1 Samuel 17:46).
    1. Likewise, we need to boldly speak the Word of God to our giants in life instead of allowing them to intimidate us.
    2. There is a cause in our purpose and victory. Like Jesus, we are to be a witness for God (John 18:37).
      1. Satan wants to distract us and keep us from being a witness.
    3. When we walk in love, we are supporting Jesus’ cause.
    4. We must love one another, so that people will know we belong to Him (John 13:34-35).


Scripture References:


  • 2 Kings 7:3
  • 1 Samuel 17:24-29
  • 1 Samuel 17:34-37
  • 1 Samuel 17:46
  • John 18:37
  • John 13:34-35