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Serving God with Our Gifts: Community Kids Discipleship @ Home


God has been in the business of bringing about surprising stories of unsung heroes since the beginning of time. In 1 Samuel 16, Community Kids learned about another example of this. God chose to use David, a young boy with a shepherd staff and some musical ability, to lead Israel in a time of desperation.

Who would have thought that David’s ability to play the lyre would get him into Saul’s inner circle? God did. It was His plan all along. And it is His plan to use us in great ways too. He will not waste the gifts He’s given to us. We should be open and willing to serve Him for His glory and our joy.

Check out The Gospel Project At Home: God Chose David to be King for music, videos, and other resources designed to help you lead a family worship experience and reinforce the truths shared on Sunday morning.


FAMILY TALKING POINTS

  • Do you ever find yourself trying to hone the skills that God has used in others in hopes that He might use you too?

  • Have you ever wished you were wired or gifted differently so you could do something specific for the Lord?

  • What are some ways that you can serve God right now?

 Rest assured, God desires to use you just the way He made you. He won’t waste a gift He has given you, and He wants you to grow in those ways so that at just the right time and in just the right way, your gifts can be used for His kingdom purposes.


CHRIST CONNECTION

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


●      Babies & Toddlers: Jesus is the perfect King.

●      Preschool: People were surprised God chose David to be Israel’s next king. When Jesus came to earth, He seemed like a surprising choice for a king. Jesus is the perfect King who saves us from our sin.

●      Kids: Samuel anointed David, setting him apart to be the next king. God’s choice for Israel’s king was surprising; David was the youngest in his family, but God saw David’s heart for the Lord. When Jesus came to earth, He seemed like a surprising choice for a king. Jesus is the perfect King who saves us from our sin and reigns 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.


  • 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


** Next week (2/11): David Fought Goliath - 1 Samuel 17

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