Main point: God has big things for us to do.
Bible story: David Chosen as King ● 1 Samuel 16:6-13
As a family, watch this week’s video and discuss these questions together:
- Who was today’s Bible story about? (God, David, and Samuel)
- What was today’s Bible story about? (When Samuel was choosing the next king, God told him that it would be David. Not because of the way David looked on the outside, but because of his heart on the inside. David loved God with all his heart, and that’s what God wanted for the new king. God made David to do big things, like being the next king!)
- What does this story teach us? (God made us to do big things.)
- How do you know that God made you to do big things? (God made Samuel and David to do big things, and He made us to do big things, too!)
Family Activity: Match The Crowns
WHAT YOU NEED: activity pages and scissors
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Print off the activity pages and cut along the dotted lines.
- During the Activity: Place all the crown cards and number cards faceup and in a random order. Ask your child to choose a crown card and then count the number of jewels on it. Once they know the number of jewels, ask them to find the matching number card. Place the two matching cards aside and continue the activity by encouraging your child to match the remaining cards.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- Before the Activity: “In our Bible story, we learned about a king named David! Let’s work together to match the pictures of the crowns with the number that shows how many jewels are on the crown.”
- During the Activity: “Let’s start with this picture. (Point to one crown card.) Let’s count the jewels on this crown. (Do activity.) Great job! There are (number) jewels on this crown. Look for the card that has a (number) on it. (Continue the activity.) Yay! We have a match!” (Continue the activity.)
- After the Activity: “Great job! We found all the matches! Kings wear crowns, just like King David in our Bible story. Being a king was a BIG job, but God chose David to do it! God has big things for us to do, too. Who made you to do big things?” (God made me to do big things.)