Samuel and David Children’s Sunday School Lessons
Lucky you! You get to teach some of my favorite stories in Scripture. The time of the Judges is over, and Israel is growing as a recognized nation in its new homeland. Now, they need leaders who will take their own lead from God.
Included in this collection:
Hannah Gives Samuel to God – honoring God by returning to Him what He gives to us
The Lord Rejects Eli and His Sons, and Calls Samuel – listening for God to speak to us
The Philistines Defeat Israel, but God Defeats Dagon – the power of the one God
Saul Becomes King – honoring God as the true King
God Rejects Saul and Chooses David as King – God looks at the heart
David and Goliath – God can help us in any situation
King Saul Tries to Kill David, but David Won’t Kill Saul – loving our enemies
David and Nabal – Abigail Makes David Feel Better – ministering to others
Saul Visits a Witch, and David Becomes King – what happens when we die?
Good Idea or Bad Idea? Uzzah Catches the Ark – the importance of obeying God exactly
David and Bathsheba – David Does Wrong and is Punished by God – God’s punishments and forgiveness
Each lesson has games, crafts, and other activities to help you teach the stories and to help the kids apply the message. I’m also including a list of resources you might want to add to the lessons to make them that much better.
You don’t need anything extra to use the lessons. I will, however, provide some suggestions you might find helpful. You can use these resources in addition to or instead of the ideas I’ve provided.
Here are the resources I recommend for the entire series. I’ll list story-specific resources at the end of each lesson.
The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible – for telling the stories with beautiful artwork and Biblical accuracy
The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Stories for Children – for telling the stories to younger children
Manga Comic Book: Melech – for your classroom or church library
My Big Book of Bible Heroes Devotional – a devotional to recommend for families or older students
Bible Fun Factory: King David – additional or substitutional material for your lessons