Saul Disobeys the Lord (1 Samuel 10-15)

Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: To obey God is better than sacrifice

In our bible story we learned:
    1.   Saul disobeys God
    2.  Samuel corrects Saul
    3.  After Saul disobeys again, God rejects Saul

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

Read Luke 22:42.

As a king, Saul failed. One day God would anoint another Man to be king who would not fail. Even when it was difficult, Jesus (the greatest king) obeyed God. The difficult task in front of Jesus was to die on the cross (see Acts 13:22–23). When faced with the cross, Jesus prayed to his Father in heaven saying, “not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). Saul placed his own will above God’s; Jesus did not. As a result of Jesus’ obedience, we have salvation through his sacrificial death.

Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 55 which starts on page 373 in the Long Story Short devotional. Here are some questions you'll encounter as you go through this week's devotionals:

  • Why does God bring His punishment upon people? Since we're all sinners, why don't we all get God's punishment? (day 1)
  • How did Saul disobey? Can you think of a time when you disobeyed? (day 2)
  • What did God say was better than offering sacrifices? What was Saul's punishment? Who did God raise up as a king who followed all the Lord's commands? (day 3)
  • Are there any areas where you struggle with the fear of man? (day 4)
  • What can we do to become a part of the house that Jesus is building? (day 5)

Pray about it! Ask God to help you to fear God and obey His commands.

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Scripture memory in July

Check out the highlighted portion below to see what verses we will recite in our Gathering Sunday August 5th.

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Aaron Cotton