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Stand: David Anointed / Goliath, 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and 1 Samuel 17:1-51

November 13, 2022

K-3rd Grade

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Story Focus: In week two, we head to passages in 1 Samuel 16 and 17, where we meet David. His story starts when God sent Samuel to Jesse’s house to find a new king for Israel. Samuel was looking for someone who looked like a king, but God chose David because of his heart. David was a man who would lead the way God wanted. Soon after David was anointed as the next king, he went to visit the front line of a major battle. When the Philistine giant Goliath was shaming God’s people with his threats and no one would stand up to him, David showed up and knew something had to be done. David trusted God for the courage to do something about it . . . and God used David to do the impossible and defeat Goliath.

Bottom Line: You can do what you should even when things seem impossible. Because kids have limited life experience, a lot of what they face seems impossible. They may not know how to talk to a friend who hurt their feelings. They might not understand how they can overcome a fear of the dark, or even asking for help. We pray that through this lesson about David, kids will see how they can trust God for the courage to face challenges in life.

Key Question: What seems impossible to you? When you’re young, lots of things seem impossible—from eating a plate-full of vegetables to keeping your room clean. But through this question, we hope kids will think about situations at school, home, or in extracurricular activities that might be giving them some anxiety and fear. We pray they’ll realize how God can meet us in our fear and give us courage to face whatever comes our way.

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