Your Grace Kids resources for the week of August 3

Read 1 Samuel 13:1-14

Discuss:  How many soldiers did Saul have with him? (vs. 2)  How big was the Philistine army? (vs. 5)  How was the Israelite army responding to being outnumbered? (vs. 6-7)  Is it hard for us to wait for the Lord’s timing?

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO OBEY? 

Practice Psalm 19:1-4a, 7-11

LESSON 10: HOW WILL THEY HEAR?

Focus on the “Study It” section and “Discuss It” sections in the Lesson.  Read Acts 17:16–32, the account of Paul among the Greeks in Athens. 

How does understanding what people think and how they live help us clearly tell people about Jesus?

Read 1 Samuel 15:1-35

Watch Gospel project Bible story video: God Rejected Saul as King

Discuss: Saul knew what he was supposed to do. God had said, “Obey Me and all will go well for you.” But Saul did not obey God. This is what happened to God’s people over and over in the Old Testament. They knew God’s law, but they did not obey it. God is holy and cannot be around sin. We are sinners too. No matter how hard we try, we cannot obey God completely. We need someone to save us from our sin. Even though God rejected Saul as king, God had a plan to bring Jesus—His Son and our perfect King—to rule over His people forever. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sin and accepts us forever.

Fun Review Game:

How to play: If a statement is true, kids should clap. If it is false, they should cross their arms above their heads in an X shape. 

Read the following statements one at a time: 

  1. Saul was the first king of Israel. (true, 1 Sam. 10:19-21; 13:1)
  2. Saul gathered an army to fight the Egyptians. (false, the Philistines; 1 Sam. 13:5)
  3. Saul wanted to ask God to help Israel in the battle. (true, 1 Sam. 13:9,12) 
  4. Saul did not make an offering until Samuel arrived. (False, Samuel arrived after Saul made an offering; 1 Sam. 13:8-9) 
  5. God told Saul to attack the Amalekites and destroy only the useless things. (false, destroy everything; 1 Sam. 15:3) 
  6. Saul obeyed God completely. (False, Saul did not obey God; 1 Sam. 15:11)
  7. God rejected Saul as king because of his sin. (true, 1 Sam. 15:23)

Even though God rejected Saul as king, God had a plan to bring Jesus—His Son and our perfect King—to rule over His people forever. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sin and accepts us forever. 

LESSON 10: HOW WILL THEY HEAR? (continued)

Read Acts 17:16–32

Discuss how your family can “Experience It”. Play the telephone game to experience how easily a message can be changed as it gets passed on. Practice telling and retelling a Bible story. Try to remain accurate each time. 

Finish up with the “Map It” section.

“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” – Luke 11:28

LISTEN TOGETHER to Adventure in Odyssey: A Matter of Obedience

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