PARENT GUIDE for Oct.16/16

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

Dear Parents,

As we continued our journey through the big story of the Bible this week, we came 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 through David and how He defeated our greater enemy of sin and death through His Son, Jesus. Guide your kids to see that David doesn’t primarily teach us to be brave, but to trust in Jesus instead.

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)

 

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FLYTE:  Why is it so Hard to Tell the Truth? (Preteen Curriculum)

“Welcome to the Peoples’ Court!” For more than thirty years that
introduction has been heard weekday afternoons on American TV.
Since 1981, real people bring their small claims law suits to the PC
studio to have them settled by the show’s four judges. Perhaps the
program’s most telling aspect is how it exposes human nature. In each
case the plaintiff and defendant tell their story to the judge. Nearly
always the two stories are diametrically opposed to each other. While
it’s not always clear who is telling the truth, it is always clear that
someone is lying!
King Solomon dealt with legal disputes daily. None was more
dramatic than the case involving two women who both claimed to be
mother of the same infant. The king obviously did not have the DNA
tests that we have today, so he was caught in a dilemma. How would
he determine who was telling the truth?
The “wisest man on earth,” nonetheless, had a plan. He called for
his sword with the supposed intention of cutting the child in two and
giving each woman half. One of the women agreed, but the other was
horrified and told the king to give the baby to the other so it would
live. The king had his answer. He gave the child (intact) to the woman
who was willing to give it up to save its life.
An old saying goes, “The difference between a liar and one who
tells the truth is that the liar must have a better memory.” We fool
ourselves if we think we can get away with perjury. A Christian,
especially, should never fall for the temptation to lie.
Pray. Pray that preteens will understand the importance of telling the
truth, even when it is hard.
FLYTE Plan
Preteens will recognize the
consequences of lying and the
benefits of consistent honesty.
Bible Study
1 Kings 3:16-28
Memory Passage
1 Corinthians 13:4-7