WATCH THIS VIDEO and gather: Bibles, 10 Balloons (cut books of the Bible from 10 for 10 Game Board put each inside of a balloon before blowing balloons up), 10 for 10 Game Board
(print out and hang on the wall; children will tape books into the right squares as
balloons are popped), Tape
SAY: Today, we are in the tenth book of the Bible. 2nd Samuel tells us the story of David.
Let’s see if we can remember the first 10 books. You can look in the table of contents in
your Bible if you need help! (Encourage children to say the first 10 books of the Bible:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel,
and 2 Samuel)
SAY: I have 10 balloons with the names of the first 10 books of the Bible inside. I will
ask you some questions from our video. The person who answers the question first will
get the chance stomp on a balloon, pop it, and put the Book of the Bible on the 10 for 10
Parent's Note: An alternative to having the kids pop the balloons, would be to have
them kick them across a line and the leader to gently clip the end of the balloon
with scissors and remove the name.
Watch this video and gather: 1 Truth and Consequences Game Board, 1 Set Game Cards, Several Coins (for Game Pieces)
SAY: In today’s video we learned that it is best to obey God and follow his rules. When we choose not to obey God, there are consequences. Let’s play a game called Truth & Consequences to review the story of David. Sometimes David obeyed and sometimes he did not! I will divide you into two teams and give each team a game piece to move around the board. If your team answers the question right, then you follow the direction under “right answer.” If your team answers the question wrong, then you follow the direction under “consequence.”
WATCH THIS VIDEO:
Parent's Note: This activity is a set of review questions that will appear on the video. Take time to answer and discuss each question with your small group. At the end of this time, take prayer requests and lead a time of prayer with your group.
SAY: Let’s play Bible What’s It? I will divide you into 2 teams. You can work with your team to answer each question. The team who answers the most questions correctly, wins!
SAY: When we read the Bible, we learn about God and what He wants for our lives.
Now that you know David’s story, what does it mean to your life?
SAY: Let’s pray together. What would you like to say to God today?
What would you like to say to God about David’s story?
PRAY with your children.
A few discussion questions for your week:
• God made a promise to David that his descendents would rule overGod’s people? What was the name of this promise? (Davidic Covenant)
• Why did things go wrong in the second half of 2 Samuel? (Because David chose to sin when he took Bathsheba as his wife)
• After David sinned, he chose to repent. What does it mean to
repent? (To change your mind and will, and turn away from sin)
• Today in Small Group, you played a Truth & Consequence Game. Did you have to do any funny consequences? If yes, what were they?
• Now that you know David’s story, what difference will it make in your life?
BIG QUESTION: What is the Davidic Covenant? (remember to have your parent put your answer on our Facebook Page!)