Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family
Family Bible time for the week of June 28-July 4
Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!
David Becomes King
We sometimes judge a person by the way they look. But we can't tell what someone is really like just by looking at them. God told the prophet Samuel to go to Bethlehem, because He was going to choose one of Jesse's sons as the new king of Israel. Samuel thought that God would choose the oldest, tallest, most handsome son to be the new king. But God doesn't look at the outside of a person, He looks at the heart. God saw that the youngest son of Jesse loved God with his whole heart, and so God chose shepherd boy David to be the next king.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for bringing us together to study Your Word. Help us learn how God sometimes chooses unlikely people to do His work. Guide us to see how You work in our lives to do Your will. In Your name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: David Becomes King
- Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
- Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) 1 Samuel 16:1–13; 2 Samuel 5:1–5; 7:4–17 OR
- Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Talk about it
- Why did God choose David to be king?
- David took care of sheep when he was a boy. David took care of the people of Israel when he was king. How can you care for other people?
- David was a good shepherd and king, but he still sinned. A thousand years later, God sent another Shepherd and King to care for His people. Who was that?
God didn't choose David because he looked like a king. He didn't choose David because he was perfect or sinless. God looked in David's heart and knew that David would be a good king because he loved and trusted in God.
God calls each of us to care for other people in our homes, in our schools, and in our communities.
God sent Jesus, our Good Shepherd, to care for us, His people. Jesus is our heavenly King, who paid the price for our sins when He died on the cross so that we can one day live with Him in heaven!
Bless the Lord, . . . who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. Psalm 103:2, 4
Things To Do Together
The Lord's Prayer
Dear Father in heaven, thank You for choosing us to be Your own. Thank You for all Your blessings, especially Jesus, our Shepherd and our King. Help us care for others as You care for us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House
Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran
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