Our series Kids Rock continued this week, it is a series where kids get to see how children from the Bible did some pretty amazing things.
Basic Truth: God made me.
Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV
Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?
Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do.
Bible Story: I can lead others
David Anointed King * 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Samuel, now grown up, was given a big task by God. He was told to go the house of a man named Jesse because one of his sons was to be the next king of Israel! God told them that once Samuel got there that he would show him which one would be the next king. Jesse when he heard this was amazed and honored and asked if he wanted someone older and wiser or strong and handsome. He immediately pointed to his oldest son who was handsome and strong, and Samuel thought surely God would pick him but God did not choose him. Samuel went through the other six sons but God did not choose any of them. Samuel was confused as to why God did not pick any of them, but he also knew that it was not up to him and God would choose the right one. He asked if Jesse had any more sons and he replied that there was the youngest named David who was not home and out taking care of the sheep. He had Jesse send for him and when David came home God decided to make David the next king and Samuel anointed him.
Even though David was only a kid when he was selected still was chosen to take on a massive responsibility, showing that no matter who you are, how old you are, or where you came from that you can do great and amazing things.
Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that we don’t have to be worried so long as we remember that I can lead others
You can use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:
This week we continue our monthly theme of Creativity in a series called Gadgets and Gizmos Uniquely Wired>> Wonderfully made. We have also defined Creativity as imagining what you could do because your made in God’s image.
Our memory verse for this month is found in Psalms 139:14 14 How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well.”(NIrV)
This week in Genesis 2:19-20, we get a glimpse into life for Adam in the garden. One of the first tasks as caretaker of the garden was to name the animals. What a fun job for Adam to imagine the names for the creatures as they passed. Adam’s imagination would be crucial for take care of his responsibility of God’s world.
Bottom Line: God made you to imagine. Adam’s job of taking care of the earth has become our job. We need our God-given imagination to solve problems, help people, and create whatever is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities. We pray that kids will discover that imagination is more than creating art and music, but is something that God has given them to make a difference in the world.
You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials.