Year 2, Winter: Lesson 9
This week's memory verse
What we learned today
Big Idea: God blesses us with His presence
The Ark Brought to Jerusalem: 2 Samuel 6, Psalm 132. Years after the Philistines return the ark of the covenant, it’s finally brought to the city of Jerusalem.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is so good
David's plan for the temple: 2 Samuel 7, Psalm 30. David plans to build a temple where the people can worship God, but God gives David a gift instead.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
David wanted to build a temple for the Lord. But God had a different plan. He promised to build David a dynasty through David’s descendants that would last forever.
God’s plan for David was greater than David could have ever imagined. Through David’s lineage came the Savior, Jesus.
Jesus is the atonement for the sin of the world, allowing us to live in a restored relationship with God. It’s through Him that all who believe will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Connect as a family
This week, ask your children to explain to you why they love their home. Then go to your favorite place inside your home to read 2 Samuel 7v1–11 together. King David wanted to build a home for God. Ask children if they think God has just one home. Then explain that God doesn’t live in a home because He lives with us and is present in all places all the time.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
When we say, “God is so good,” what does that mean?
How was God good to David ?
How has God been good to you?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God os so good 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 praise our good God who saves you, who heals you, and who helps you.