February 02, 2019 | The Common Thread, Part 4

David and Goliath

Have you ever thought about how God’s Word has 40 different authors but each book is connected to the others? As Christians, we know this is the work of the Holy Spirit threading the Word of God together. We have been traveling through the Bible in our Common Thread series the last few weeks. This week we take a look at a familiar story, David and Goliath. But wait! It’s not what you think.

We’ll learn about David’s courage and dig a little deeper into the story to see where David’s strength came from. Most of the time we see David’s courage and strength as child-like, and it is, but it is also deeper than that. The foundation of David’s courage is found in the promise God made to His people. As a young Israelite kid, we believe David knew of this promise that was made to his ancestor Abraham. And although he never referenced it, David knew he served the same God that called Abraham to believe and step out in faith. David did the same, he stepped out in faith and stood boldly before Goliath and defeated him.

Do you have that same courage and confidence? David was able to see beyond the giant. He was able to confidently go before him because he was standing on the foundation of the great promise given to his ancestor Abraham! You too can have that same confidence. The promise that God gave to Abraham is enjoyed by us as believers through Abraham’s direct descendant, Jesus the Messiah.

If you’ve missed the previous episodes of this series, you can find them in our Archives.

Continue to Part 5

Charting the Bible Chronologically

This hardbound, full color piece by authors Ed Hindson and Thomas Ice gives you a panoramic view of the events recorded in Scripture. With more than 40 charts of timelines and overviews of major empires, Bible characters, and events throughout history —we know you will enjoy it and reference it as much as we do as you study God’s Word both privately and with a group.


Apples of Gold: There is Only One God

Zvi walked by a group of orthodox men who were handing out flyers stating if people served rabbis well they would have the assurance of heaven. Zvi took the flyer and the men waited as he read the words. They then asked what Zvi thought of what he had just read. Listen as Zvi gently but boldly explains what the Word of God says about the assurance of heaven and how all men can have eternal life.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

Also heard on this week’s show:

»Walk By Night (Ketsa) CC BY-SA 4.0

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