Kirk of Kildaire

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David - God's Chosen King

July 20- August 10, 2003

This is a wonderful story about how God chooses, prepares and uses leaders.  The prophet Samuel was sad because King Saul turned out to be a self-willed and disobedient king.  God told Samuel to go to Bethlehem and visit the family of Jesse.  God wanted Samuel to anoint one of Jesse's sons to be the new king after King Saul died.  Jesse introduced his older sons to Samuel.  They all looked like they would make good kings, but God told Samuel that none of them would do.  God told Samuel that people judge others by what they look like, but that God judged people by what is in their hearts. 

Samuel asked Jesse if he had another son.  Jesse said yes, but his youngest son, David, was just a shepherd boy. He was taking care of the sheep.  Samuel asked Jesse to send for David.  As David approached, God told Samuel that David was the one to be the new king when the time came.  Samuel poured oil on David's head. At that moment, the Spirit of the Lord took control of David and stayed with him from then on. David became Israel's greatest king and the ancestor of Jesus, the Savior. 

Our Memory Verse:

“The Lord said, People judge others by what they look like, but I judge people by what is in their hearts.” I Samuel 16:7 CEV

What we will learn:

What’s happening in Faith Quest Workshops?

In Antioch Arcade we see optical illusions that trick our eye, but God sees and knows the truth.

Find out if mirrors reflect our hearts and we’ll sing a Psalm in Good News.

Watch David and his brothers in Holywood.

Praising Puppets decide who is best qualified for the spelling bee.

Family Time and Prayer:

Read:  1 Samuel 16:1-13

Reflection:   David, the shepherd boy, who had killed the giant Goliath, was to become a king. God chose David to be the next king after King Saul died.  When God calls people to do something, God prepares them and provides all they need to do God's work. God has a plan for each of us. How do you feel that God is preparing you to fill an important role someday? We can rely on the Holy Spirit's presence and support in our own lives.

Prayer:   Dear God, we thank you as you prepare us to be a part of your plan.  Help us to know your will and to learn the skills we need to do your work.  In your name we pray, Amen.

Offering:  Your offering will go to Dan and Elizabeth Turk, our missionaries in Madagascar.  The Turks are sharing the good news of Jesus with the people of Madagascar. Please bring your offering to the jar in the Great Hall.

Thank-you to our David the King Workshop Leaders:

Good News – Laura Heintschel & John Leonard, Penny Beeler

Holywood – Lisa Ward, Terri Fleming

Antioch Arcade – Janet Turner, Wanda Ratliff

Praising Puppets –Ginger Espino, Victoria Vojnovich

Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Sara Ridings, Amy Woynicz, Lori Houck