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After God's Own Heart: Community Kids Discipleship @ Home



Community Kids are continuing to read about the life of David in 2 Samuel. David is described in the Bible as a man after God’s own heart. (1 Sam. 13:14) Though at times David showed the depth of his depravity, he also demonstrated a love for God that was radical. In 2 Samuel 6, we see this take the form of David dancing with all his might before the Lord. There was much external evidence of David’s love for God, including his praising and rejoicing, dancing, and playing instruments. We also see in David’s life a depth of love for God as evidenced in the way that he prayed.

This week, we see in 2 Samuel 7:18, after David heard from the Lord through Nathan, we find the beginning of an incredibly humble prayer of thanksgiving to God. David’s first response to the great things that God had promised Him was to say, “Who am I, Lord GOD, and what is my house that you have brought me this far?” David didn’t stand up taller or display an attitude that suggested he deserved God’s blessing. He did just the opposite of that. David recognized that he simply didn’t deserve the good things that God had done and had promised to do.


As you talk with your family this week, check out the The Gospel Project At Home: God Made a Covenant with David for more resources designed to help you lead a family worship experience.


FAMILY TALKING POINTS

  • When you think about God’s great work in your life or when you read His Word and recall His precious and very great promises, what is your response?

  • What is the difference between a promise that human makes and a promise that God makes?

  • What are some of the great things that God has done for you, your family, and/or friends?

Humbly thank God for what He’s done, and boldly ask Him to continue to work—not because you deserve it but because you desire to see, know, and love God more.


CHRIST CONNECTION

This is the big idea of how this week’s Bible story points to Jesus.


●      Babies & Toddlers: Jesus will be King over God’s people forever.

●      Preschool: God promised that future kings of Israel would come from David’s family. God kept His promise. God sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus will be King over God’s people forever.

●      Kids: God promised David that future kings of Israel would come from David’s family, and David’s kingdom would last forever. God kept His promise by sending His Son, Jesus, as one of David’s descendants. Jesus is our King who will rule over God’s people forever.


BIG PICTURE QUESTION & ANSWER

This is an important biblical truth that your child will encounter each week of this unit.


  • Preschool: What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

  • Kids: What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.


KEY PASSAGE

This is a Bible verse that relates to what your child will encounter each week of this unit.


  • Babies & Toddlers: God forgives our wrong choices. Ephesians 1:7

  • Preschool: In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7

  • Kids: In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8



** Coming Up Next Sunday (2/25): David Sinned and Was Forgiven (2 Samuel 11–12)



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