This childrens Sunday school lesson and activities created some thoughtful discussions on David and Goliath.
“David & Goliath” Sunday School Lesson #2
Bring up the topic of heroes and let them finish the discussions!
Today’s bible reading is the story of David and Goliath. In the bible this is found in 1 Samuel, 17. This is rather a long passage for a Sunday school class so either use a non-bible version of the story, or choose specific sections.
Suggested sections: 1 Samuel 17: 4-11
1 Samuel 17: 32-40
1 Samuel 17: 45-50
What is a hero? (be sure to include that a hero will risk their own life to save another) Have the class name some heroes. Can animals be heroes – what about dogs who are trained to find people after earthquakes and other jobs where they save lives? What about Jesus – Jesus died on the cross in order to save us – that makes Jesus a hero.
Write a short essay entitled: My Hero. Describe who your hero is and why. If there is time at the end of the class, have all or some of the students read their essay.
David was an unlikely hero. He was smaller than his opponent, he was less skilled in battle, he did not have as much armor or as many weapons.
What was it that helped David achieve what was thought impossible? (faith that the Lord would protect him).
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