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Children's Lessons

Lesson: David and Goliath

I Samuel 17:1-58

 

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Memory Verses

 I Samuel 17:45 (ERV)

45 David said to the Philistine, “You come to me using sword, spear, and javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord All-Powerful, the God of the armies of Israel. You have said bad things about him.

Meaning:  Goliath had to rely on his strength and equipment in battle, but David understood that with God on his side, he didn't need any of that. David relied on God, not on his own ability.

II Timothy 1:7 (ERV)

The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control.

Meaning:  God gave us everything we need to face the challenges of this life with courage and love.

 

The Big Idea

God helps us to be brave and fights our battles!

  • We all face “giant” challenges: David was no stranger to facing difficult situations. In
    addition to fighting a giant, he was used to fighting off bears and lions to protect his flock of
    sheep.

 

  • God gives us courage in difficult times: God is faithful time and time again. David saw
    God give him courage when the bear and the lion came, so he trusted that God would help
    him in his battle against the giant.

 

  • God is greater than the troubles of this world: David went into his battle with Goliath full
    of confidence, not because he was sure that he had the physical strength to beat a giant,
    but because he knew that nothing and no one is greater than God. He was confident in
    God's greatness and faithfulness.

 

Prayer

Father God, thank You for always being with us. Help us to always remember Your faithfulness
so that we can boldly face any challenge life may throw at us. We ask these things in Jesus’
name, Amen.

 

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