Year 1, Winter: Lesson 9
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 victorious
David and Goliath. 1 Samuel 16— 17 God gives a David victory over Goliath..
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is sovereign
King David 2 Samuel 2; 5—7. God calls David to lead His people as a shepherd king.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
David was so overcome with love and respect for the God who had given him and his people rest from their enemies that he wanted to give God a gift of gratitude: a house for Him to dwell in.
God approved of David’s intentions but did not allow David to build a house for Him.
God promised something much greater than David could have imagined and said that Jesus Christ, the Savior of all mankind, would come through David’s family line.
This promise is called the Davidic covenant.
Connect as a family
With your kids, build a tent out of sheets and chairs. Explain to your children that, in David’s time, God met with His people inside a tent (in this case, where the ark of the covenant was stored). Crawl inside your tent and read the biblical account of the Davidic covenant in 2 Samuel 7v1–16. Share with your children that what they just heard is part of The Big God Story, and that they will learn more about this at church this week.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Why didn’t God want David to build Him a house?
What did God promise David?
How does it make you feel to know that God keeps His promises?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Is Sovereign 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 know God as your all-powerful King—the One who is seated in the heavenly realms, far above all earthly rulers.