Unit 10, Session 3: David Was Anointed and Fought Goliath

Dear Parents,

 

As we continue our journey through the big story of the Bible this week, we come to God anointing David to replace Saul as king and David’s victory over the giant Goliath. While Saul looked the part to be 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.

 

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.

Unit 10 Session 3

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

●     Babies and Toddlers

  • Jesus is our King.
  • God chose David to be king after Saul.
  • God gave David power to fight Goliath.
  • God sent Jesus through David’s family.

●     Preschool

  • Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever.
  • God gave David power to defeat Goliath.

●     Kids

  • Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.
  • God gave David power to defeat Goliath.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

●     Psalm 47:7-8 (Preschool: Psalm 47:7)

 

NEXT WEEK

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

 

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App  for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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