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God Made a Covenant with David (2 Samuel 7)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (2 Samuel 7)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (David and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (David decided to build God a temple, God promise David big things, God denied David the right to build the temple.)

  • What’s the main point? (God promised that Jesus would come from David’s family.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God is faithful. He always keeps his promises. We as a family aspire to be true to our word. We pray that we can model what God has modeled in the life of David. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your promises. We thank you that you are faithful. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God Made a Covenant with David)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God promised that Jesus would come from David’s family.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What kind of house did David live in?

  • What did the ark of God sit in?

  • God said David’s kingdom would last how long?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God is faithful and loves us so much. We keeps his promises to us.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life and will be faithful to accomplish his will through you. Take hope in the fact that God loves you and cares for you. 

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”

David and Jonathan Became Friends (1 Samuel 18:1-12; 19:1-10; 20:1-42)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (1 Samuel 18:1-12; 19:1-10; 20:1-42)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (David, Jonathan, and Saul)

  • What are the main story beats? (Jonathan dedicated his life, Saul became jealous, Jonathan saved David’s life.)

  • What’s the main point? (God used Jonathan to save David’s life.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We as a family should love and have each other’s back like Jonathan did for David. We must honor what God puts into place. We pray that our family can love and support each other like Jonathan did with David. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your will. We thank you for today’s story of Jonathan and David. We pray that we can love our brothers and sisters made in your image like that. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (David and Jonathan Became Friends)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God used Jonathan to save David’s life.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Who was King Saul’s son?

  • Who wanted to kill David?

  • Where did David hide?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has placed people in our lives to love and care for us. Jesus loved and cared for us the most by dying on a cross for us.

RELATE to them.

  • God loves you and cares for you. 

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”

David Was Anointed and Fought Goliath (1 Samuel 16-17)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (1 Samuel 16-17)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Samuel, David, God, and Goliath.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God sent Samuel to choose a new king, David is anointed, David fights Goliath.)

  • What’s the main point? (Jesus is our king.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. God is our true king and he is with us. We can accomplish great things with God. We pray that our family can be empowered by God to glorify his name.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you that you give us the strength and the courage we need. We thank you for your love for us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (David Was Anointed and Fought Goliath)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why did Samuel pour oil over David?

  • Which brother would you have expected to be king?

  • What weapons did David use to fight Goliath?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • You can do anything with God who gives you strength. Even when you are scared God is with you. You can remember what David did when you are scared or unsure.

RELATE to them.

  • God loves you and wants what is best for you. He sent Jesus the true king to die on a cross for you to take the punishment for your sin.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”

God Rejected Saul as King (1 Samuel 13:1-14; 15:1-35)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (1 Samuel 13:1-14; 15:1-35)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Saul, Samuel, God, and God’s People.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Saul seemed to be a good king, Saul sinned against God, God regretted making Saul king.)

  • What’s the main point? (God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are all born sinners, and there’s nothing we can do to save ourselves. We can try and do something ourselves like Saul did by making an offering to God when he wasn’t supposed to.  We need a savior. We need Jesus. We pray that we can model that as a family. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us. We thank you for sending the greatest king to die for our sins. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (God Rejected Saul as King)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What was the first mistake Saul made?

  • Why was Saul not supposed to give an offering?

  • What did Saul keep from the Amalekites?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God knew before the earth was created that we needed a savior to save us from our sins. There is nothing that we can do to save ourselves. God loved us enough to send his only son to die in our place.

RELATE to them.

  • Sometimes we can think that we can make our sin better, but we can not. We must understand our need for a savior. We must understand that there is nothing we can do to save ourselves. We need to ultimate king!

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”

Israel Demanded a King (1 Samuel 8-10)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (1 Samuel 8-10)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Saul, Samuel, God, God’s People)

  • What are the main story beats? (Israel demands a king, Samuel anoints Saul; Saul is accepted as king.)

  • What’s the main point? (God chose Saul as Israel’s king.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God created us in his image. He knows what we need. Sometimes we think we know what we need, but God is our father and he provides exactly what we need. The Israelites thought they wanted a king, but God knew that Jesus was the king they actually needed. Mom and Dad know what you need and will do our best to mimic our heavenly father.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word. We thank you for your love. We are grateful that you know exactly what we need as your children. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Israel Demanded a King)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God chose Saul as Israel’s first king. 

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why were Eli’s sons not good leaders?

  • Who were the Israelites rejecting by wanting a king?

  • What did Samuel do to Saul to show that he was the chosen king?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God knew that his people needed a king. He planned to sin Jesus to die on a cross for the sins of the earth. God sent Jesus to die for you and me. 

RELATE to them.

  • God knows what we need. He has a plan for your life. Even though you may think you know what you need, God knows better. Take hope in the fact that God has a plan for you.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7-8 - “Sing a song of wisdom, for God is King of the whole earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.”