David is Anointed by Samule (Presentation (16:9)) by Jennifer Tolbert
This is the story of how God chose David to replace Saul as the leader of Israel and promised David that the Messiah would come through his descendants.
1. God does not judge a person based on outside appearances. The Lord looks at our heart.
2. David was courageous, patient and faithful. He was described as a man after God's own heart.
3. David was still a man and sinned. His sin shows us the amount of damage and heart than can be caused when we are not truthful.
"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7
Old Testament Books
He's The King
Lord, My Desire
There Is A Flag
Only a Little Boy David
Three Kings of Israel
Begin Class with Songs, Games, Table Activity, or Sharing Time
Open Class in Prayer
Introducing the Story Ideas
1.Sweet vs. Salty: Have the children sample crackers with two types of icing. Mix some salt into one and the other leave with sugar. They should look alike but have a very different taste. Discuss how you can’t always judge something based on how it looks. (Check allergies before this activity).
2.Sheep Round Up: Blow up white balloons and spread them around the room. Challenge the kids to round them up using long poster tubes as staffs. Use this game to introduce the idea that God’s next king was a shepherd boy.
Story: We have been talking about Saul and how his actions did not please God. Last Sunday, we discussed how God told Samuel that he had rejected Saul as King. Since God rejected Saul as King his attitude and choices became worse and worse. In fact, God chose a new King to take Saul’s place named David. Today, we are going to learn about David's anointing as Israel's' new king.
READ I Samuel 16:1-23 in your Bible or tell the story of how David was chosen from among his brothers.
Visual Aid Resources
Virtual Storybook-No Sound
Printable Story from Trueway Kids
Resources & References