Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family
Family Bible time for the week of June 21-June 27
Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!
God Calls Samuel
What do you want to do when you grow up?
Samuel knew from the time he was a little boy what he would do when he grew up, because he grew up doing it! From a very young age, Samuel lived in the tabernacle (the Israelite church) and helped the priest Eli. God was training Samuel to become a prophet, a man chosen by God to speak to the people on behalf of God and to serve God's people. One night when Samuel was sleeping, he heard a voice calling to him. Who would be calling Samuel in the middle of the night? Samuel was about to find out.
Lord, thank You for all the ways that You have given us to work and serve. Open our eyes to opportunities to serve You and others. In Your name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: God Calls Samuel
- 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 3 OR
- Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Talk about it
- How did God call Samuel?
- How does God speak to us today?
- Who has God called to serve Him and others?
- How can you serve God?
God called Samuel in a very direct way--He called Samuel's name out loud! God wanted Samuel to be His prophet--a person who shared God's Word with the people.
God speaks to us today through His Word. We hear God's Word in worship and Sunday School, and when we read the Bible together. We speak to God through prayer.
God has called all Christians to serve Him and others by loving and caring for one another and by sharing the Good News about Jesus with others. God calls some people to work in the church as pastors, worship leaders, DCEs, deaconesses, and other ministry leaders.
Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears. 1 Samuel 3:9
Things To Do Together
The Lord's Prayer
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for calling us to be Your own and thank You for calling us to serve. Show us how we can use our gifts to serve others no matter what our age. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House
Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran
Our Core Values:
- Empowered by the cross of Christ
- People working together
- Opening the Word to all people
- Showing the love of Jesus
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