Bringing the Text to Life

Kill Step 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49

Kill Step

What is a surefire weapon against the giants in our lives?

At a Glance

Restaurants and food handlers use a "kill step" to eliminate potentially harmful bacteria before the food hits your plate. It's all part of a process designed to keep consumers safe. David uses a "kill step" process to eliminate a potentially harmful enemy of Israel and, in doing so, teaches us how to deal with the nasty challenges in our own lives.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "A Choir for the Complaining," June 21, 2009, at

If you're heading to your favorite restaurant to grab a bite after worship, you might want to consider the risk you're taking.

According to a 2014 study, eating out doubles your risk of contracting food poisoning compared to cooking and eating at home. One in six of us will get a foodborne illness this year, and it happens so frequently that it's not uncommon to hear about a restaurant shutdown or food recall because people have gotten sick. Rather than asking if you want fries, maybe your server...

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