5 Minute Devotional: David Fought Goliath (1 Samuel 17)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents,

As we continue our journey through the big story of the Bible this week, we come to God raising up David to replace Saul as king. David didn’t look like a strong warrior and seemed to be no match for the Philistine champion. But God gave David power and he defeated Goliath. God used this victory to position David as the next king and also to show us a picture of Jesus. When Jesus came to earth, He didn’t look like a strong warrior either. But Jesus showed His power when He died on the cross and rose again to defeat death.

(3 minutes) READ 1 Samuel 17

Help your kids see the connection between David and Jesus. Talk about how God defeated Israel’s enemy of Goliath and our greater enemy of sin and death. Guide your kids to see that David doesn’t primarily teach us to be brave, but to trust in Jesus instead.

(1 minute) 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.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: What is the gospel of the kingdom? The good news that we can have life with God under the rule of God.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank Jesus for defeating our great enemies—Satan, sin, and death.

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