I don't listen to many sermons these days, but I continue to read quite a few. This evening I was reading Spurgeon on 1 Sam. 17. His words were very encouraging to me personally and a compliment to today's conclusion of our sermon series through 1 Timothy, Gospel Formation: The Pursuit of the Grace of Godliness. Here are two quotes from Spurgeon's sermon that speak to Christ's victory over sin, death, and Satan that he shares with all who are his.
Lo, this day, I see, in our conquering Hero's hand, the grizzly head of the monster sin, all dripping with gouts of gore. Look at it, ye that once were under its tyranny. Look at the terrible lineaments of that hideous and gigantic tyrant. Your Lord has slain your foe. Your sins are dead; he has destroyed them. His own arm, single-handed and alone, has destroyed your gigantic enemy. "The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
So let us now bethink ourselves to be victors. Our Lord has won the victory. He is to his glory gone. The angels have met him on the way. They have said, "Lift up your heads, O ye gates even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in." And they that have been with him have answered to the question, "Who is this King of glory? "They have said, "The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory." And, this day, the feeblest believer triumphs in Christ. Though we should have been beaten, nor could we have hoped for victory—yet, now, through Jesus Christ our Lord, we chase our enemies; we trample sin under our feet; and we go from strength to strength through his completed victory. - C. H. Spurgeon, David's First Victory