JANUARY 8, 2023
David believed God would deliver Goliath into his hand, but before he went into battle, he stooped down and picked up five smooth stones. He put these stones in his shepherd's pouch so he could be ready for his battle against Goliath. David realized that although it was God who was going to win the battle for him, he needed to play his part and be prepared. In 2023 we will face our fair share of Goliaths. Health issues, financial uncertainty, relationship drama, family complexity - we don't know what we are going to face, but we know there will be battles ahead. In this collection of messages, we will talk about "five smooth stones" we need if we are going to be prepared for the battles this year. We need: The Spirit of God, the Word of God, The Mission of God, The Presence of God and the People of God. Each of these "stones" plays a part in preparing us to overcome the battles ahead with wisdom and God's power.