David & Saul Lesson Set
Memory Verse: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation.” (Psalm 18:2, NIV)
This Month’s Opening Song: #68 PH “I Will Call Upon The Lord”
Learning Centers (Workshops) Overview:
Holy Word Cinema: Students will view the Superbook DVD “David and Saul” and answer review questions.
Eat Your Way Through The Bible: Students will make En Gedi Cave rolls and use Play-Doh to retell the story of David and Saul.
Creation Station/Art: Students will watch an authentic harp being played and make a replica of David’s harp while learning one of the Psalms that David wrote and sung.
Bible Games: Students will watch the Bible Background video “Where David Hid From Saul” and play a life-size board game to re-enact David’s adventure in the cave of En Gedi.
This story from 1 Samuel 24 is an important illustration of how David lived as a man after God’s own heart between the time he slew Goliath and became King of Israel. It is a story that implores us to show mercy, to put judgment in God’s hands and not our own, and to trust in God’s timing even we could speed things along by our own actions.
This Rotation references 1 Samuel 18:6-21 to explain the root cause of King Saul’s jealousy toward David and how Saul first tried to kill him because of that jealousy. The Rotation also utilizes Psalm 18, a song that David wrote as a reflection of what happened to him at the Cave of En Gedi and how he gives God thanks and praise for being his strength, rock, and deliverer. As you prepare for your learning center this month, use this Psalm, especially verses 1-6, 30-32 to ponder the ways that God has been your deliverer during tough times when you’ve felt trapped by life’s pressures.
A Lesson Set written by Rev. Ron Shifley of Immanuel Evangelical Church, Needville, TX
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