GOSPEL PROJECT: Unit 10, Session 2: God Rejected Saul as King
Last week, we saw how Israel demanded a human king to rule over them. God’s intention was to provide the perfect King for His people in Jesus, so He warned Israel about the problems they would face if they chose a human king instead. The people did not heed God’s warning, and God gave them Saul to be their king.
This past Sunday, we saw that God’s warnings about a human king began to come true with Saul. Saul looked just like the kind of king that the people wanted, but he sinned when he tried to offer a sacrifice that only the priest was allowed to give. Because of this, God rejected Saul as king.
Help your kids understand that Jesus is our perfect King and that we can trust and follow Him completely. Talk with them about our need to obey God completely and that we should do so because of our love for Him.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
Babies and Toddlers
Jesus is our King.
King Saul did not obey God.
God was going to choose a new king.
Jesus is our King who always obeyed God.
Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever.
Saul disobeyed God, so he could not be king anymore.
Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.
God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
Psalm 47:7-8 (Preschool: Psalm 47:7)
“David Was Anointed and Fought Goliath” (1 Samuel 16-17)
FLYTE: Am I a Thief? (Preteen Curriculum)
A man and woman in our area were arrested for embezzling. Bad
as that was, the most shocking part of the story was that he was the
treasurer and she was the financial secretary of a local church. They
had both been trusted members for many years. A CPA’s audit had
uncovered thousands of church funds missing from the books over the
course of several decades. We might ask how that could happen. Why
would anyone, especially professing Christians, steal from a church?
Actually, this is not a new problem. The apostle Paul had received
reports that the Christians in Corinth were engaged in fierce legal
disputes. The conflicts apparently involved doing immoral and illegal
activities, including cheating their own brothers and sisters in Christ.
Paul was incensed that they were behaving in such an ungodly
manner. He warned them that they were fooling themselves if they
thought they could get away with it. Even if they thought they could
fool other people, they would never fool God. Paul listed immoral
practices with which no Christian should ever be associated. They
include sexual immorality, idolatry, adultery, homosexuality, theft,
greed, drunkenness, abusive talk, and swindling. He admonished that
those who did such things were not fit for God’s kingdom.
Paul reminded them that though some of them had at one time
engaged in those behaviors, they had been saved and cleansed by
the blood of Christ. However, if they were authentic believers in Christ,
they should not revert back to such ungodly living.
Pray. Ask God to help your preteens understand what it means to “live above reproach”.
Preteens will define and
recognize forms of stealing.
They will discover that honesty
and integrity matter to others
and to God.
1 Corinthians 6:7-11
1 Corinthians 13:4-7