DAVID & GOLIATH
1 SAMUEL 17
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
Like David, Jesus is a king who fights for his people.
We are saved by God’s strength.
Ask your child to retell this Sunday’s bible story to you.
- Why did David go to fight Goliath? Why not someone bigger, stronger, or more powerful?
- Why didn’t anyone else want to fight Goliath?
- Jesus fought something big and scary for his people too. What was it? (sin, death)
- Do you think Jesus was afraid? Why or why not? (see Matthew 26:37-39)
- Where did David and Jesus get their strength?
- What can you do when you are scared or worried about an enemy?
To affirm someone is to tell them what you know to be true about them. We can see affirmation used to uplift people in Scripture. (ex: Paul’s letters to the churches; see Philemon 1:4-7).
Take this time to encourage each member of your family through affirmation.
How do you see them becoming more like Jesus? What makes you thankful for them? Share these things with one another now as a family.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for always being with me
You are a good, protective father
Please help me to trust you when facing my enemies
In Jesus’ name, amen
THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: SELF CONTROL
As a family, go through the following questions…
What is self control?
Is self control easy or hard for you? Why?
How can we see self control in this story?