Year 1, Winter: Lesson 8
Special note: This week, 4th-5th grade students are invited to join the main gathering to hear Luis Palau teach.
What we learned today
Big Idea: God is powerful
Taking the Promised Land. Joshua 6—10. The Israelites fight the battles of Jericho and Ai and take the Promised Land.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is victorious
David and Goliath. 1 Samuel 16— 17 God gives a David victory over Goliath.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
God had set up a system of leadership in which He led His people through the priests, prophets and judges who spoke on His behalf.
The Israelites didn’t want the system God had set up. They wanted the system man had created, so they asked for a king.
The first king was Saul, but God would eventually reject him and put David in Saul’s place.
God’s Spirit was with David and gave him victory as he fought Goliath.
Connect as a family
Gather your family around your dinner table, on your couch, or in a circle on the floor. Tell your children you’re going to read to them about the life of David. Ask them to close their eyes and put themselves in David’s shoes as you read. Then read 1 Samuel 17v1–32, 45–50. Ask your kids how they think David felt when he first saw Goliath. Remind your children that God is victorious. When we surrender our lives to God, God’s glory will be seen through our victories.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Why do you think God chose David to be king?
How was God victorious in David’s life?
How has God had victory in your life?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Is Victorious into your everyday life as a family.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
A blessing to pray over your child:
(Child’s name), may you trust in nothing but God to give you victory in your life. May He be victorious in your heart and give you peace and joy.