What we learned today
Big Idea: Remember & Celebrate.
Feast of Unleavened Bread: Remembering and Celebrating God as Redeemer.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is in charge.
Rise and fall of King Saul: 1 Samuel 8—10; 15, God’s people beg for a human king, and God grants them one even though He was enough for them.
Did you know?
God is sovereign. Even not fully understanding the big picture of what God is doing, our job is still to obey.
David is an example of one who chose to serve God with his whole heart. David gave God the glory and proved himself faithful. God blessed David by giving him the kingdom of Israel to rule.
Saul was not such an obedient man. He, too, was given the opportunity to lead Israel, as their first king. Although he seemed to have a promising start, he didn’t finish well.
When God gives us opportunities to serve Him, we can learn from the responses of both David and Saul, and commit to follow the Lord faithfully.
Connect as a family
One night this week, take your children outside to look at the stars. Talk about how amazing it is that God created the heavens and the earth. He is in charge of it all—and He’s in charge of our lives too! Go inside and sit together as you read about God choosing Saul to be king in 1 Samuel 9v14–17. Share that later, Saul made some really bad choices and forgot that God was in charge. He stopped listening to and obeying God. Also read 1 Samuel 15v10–11. Talk about how important it is to listen to God and remember He is in charge.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Whom did God choose to be the first king of Israel?
Why did God regret making Saul king?
Knowing God is in charge, how should we respond when He asks us to do something?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Show Us How to Live into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you remember that God is in charge, and He knows what’s best for you.