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.
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.
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