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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.”

Eli and Samuel (1 Samuel 1-3)

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 1-3)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (Samuel’s life is dedicated to God, Hannah cries out to God, God uses Samuel.)

  • What’s the main point? (God called Samuel to share God’s plan.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Hannah cried out to God for help. We can call out to God when we are in need and he will provide for us. God can provide for every need this family has.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word. We thank you for the way you worked in Samuel’s life. We pray you can use us like you used Samuel. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Eli and Samuel)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God called Samuel to share God’s plan.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why did Eli confront Hannah?

  • What did God call Samuel to do?

  • What does this story teach about God or the Gospel?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God can do all things and he loves us.

RELATE to them.

  • God has a plan for your life and you must have faith in him.  God did great things through Samuel and he can do the same with 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: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:22 - “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”

Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 1-4)

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.  (Ruth 1-4)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Naomi loses her husband and sons, Ruth remains loyal to Naomi, Boaz redeems Ruth.)

  • What’s the main point? (God provided a redeemer for Ruth.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • In the same way that Ruth stood by Naomi’s side is the way that we are called to stick together as a family. We should love each other with the same love that Ruth showed Naomi.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for the cross. We thank you that you sent us a redeemer. We thank you for your love for us. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Ruth and Boaz)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God provided a redeemer for Ruth.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why was it strange that Ruth remains loyal to Naomi?

  • How did Boaz redeem Ruth?

  • Who is the redeemer God sent us?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God provided a redeemer for Ruth and God provided a redeemer for us as well. In the same way Boaz redeemed Ruth Jesus redeemed us by dying on a cross for our sins.

RELATE to them.

  • God loves you and sent Jesus to die on the cross for your sins. Jesus death and resurrection redeems you back to God wiping away all your sins. 

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: How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and our good.

Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:22 - “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”