David and Goliath (1 Samuel 16:14-17:58)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Salvation belongs to the Lord.
In our bible story we learned:
1. God transfers authority from Saul to David
2. God's Spirit is the real source of courage
3. David confronts and kills Goliath
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read 1 Samuel 17:47.
Who are you most like in this story: Goliath, Saul and the men of Israel, or David? We all would like to think we are like David, but when trials come to us, we can struggle to trust God like the men of Israel did.
The truth is that we are more like the men of Israel than we realize. We all have a giant in our lives—sin. We can’t conquer that giant by ourselves. Like Israel, we need a Savior who will fight and conquer our giant for us. David was the man God sent to save Israel from the enemy, Goliath; and Jesus is the man God sent to save us from our enemy, sin.
David offered to take up Goliath’s challenge to come forward and represent Israel. If he won, Israel would win; if he lost, all of Israel would become servants of the Philistines. Like David, Jesus stood in our place. Now everyone who trusts in him shares in his victory over sin.
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
We are on week 57 which starts on page 380 in the Long Story Short devotional. Here are some questions you'll encounter as you go through this week's devotionals:
- God brings all of us challenges to help us learn to trust in Him. What are some of the challenges you are facing? (day 1)
- What did David do when he heard the Philistine giant challenging Israel and making fun of them? (day 2)
- In this story how is David like Jesus? (day 3)
- What does this story teach us about how God saves? (day 4)
- How does Psalm 95:3-8 remind you of Jesus? (day 5)
Pray about it! Thank Jesus for winning the battle over sin and death for us by dying on the cross and rising again from the dead.
Scripture memory in August
Check out the highlighted portion below to see what verses we will recite in our Gathering September 2nd.
Take a look below at the Promotion Sunday guidelines:
- Kids from 6 months to 2 years of age will remain in the NURSERY. (Nursery is located on left hallway behind the check in table).
- For PRESCHOOL we promote throughout the year depending upon when your child turns 3 or 4-5 (before starting kindergarten). As soon as a child turns 3 they are invited into Preschool 3’s from the nursery. When they turn 4 they are invited into Preschool 4’s-5’s. (Preschool is located on the right hallway behind the check in table).
- Those entering into Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018 will be in LOWER ELEMENTARY in the cafeteria (K-2nd grade).
- Those entering into 3rd grade in the Fall of 2018 will be UPPER ELEMENTARY in the cafeteria (3rd-5th grade).
- Those entering into 6th grade in the Fall of 2018 will be in GROVE STUDENTS (6th-12th grade). We meet down the hall passed the check in table by the library. Students do not meet every Sunday but on most 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. A calendar will be provided.
- Those who graduated high school in the summer of 2018 also graduate from Grove Students on August 12 and are encouraged to serve and be with the rest of the adults.