David's Sin with Bathsheba (Presentation (16:9)) by Jennifer Tolbert
This is the story of David's Sin with Bathsheba and the parable the prophet Nathan told King David. This story demonstrates the slippery slope of sin.
1. King David was a good man but still sinned.
2. Trying to cover a lie usually results in more lies/sin.
3. The results of sin can hurt others, not just the sinner.
"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
Create In Me A Clean Heart
He's The King
Lord, My Desire
There Is A Flag
Only a Little Boy David
Three Kings of Israel
Oh Be Careful Little Eyes
Shake the Devil Off
Read Your Bible Pray Everyday
riBegin Class with Songs, Games, Table Activity, or Sharing Time
Open Class in Prayer
Introducing the Story Ideas
1. What Does I Do Mean to You? Show some wedding photos or pass out small, fake weddings rings. Talk about the promises that we make at weddings. Discuss how that we promise to stay faithful only to our mate. We promise to never have another girlfriend or boyfriend other than the person we marry. “In today’s story we are going to learn about a time when someone did not keep their marriage promises.”
2. Ripples of Sin: Prepare a kiddie pool or large bucket of water. Allow the children to drop small heavy objects in and watch the small ripples each object made in the water. Discuss how sin can get bigger and bigger. Discuss how the effects of sin can reach beyond the person who committed the sin.
3. Dominoes: Bring back the dominoes from last week. Remind the children how kindness can create a chain reaction. Tell the children that sin can also create a chain reaction.
Story: David was a good king. He loved God and he tried to be kind to people. David tried to do the things that God said. But he was not perfect. In today’s story we will learn about one time when King David did something very wrong.
READ 2 Samuel 11-12 in your Bible or tell the story of how David's sin with Bathsheba and Nathan's Parable
Virtual Storybook-No Sound
Connect the story back to God and his character. God is just but God is also forgiving. Explain how this fits into God's overall story as David and Bathsheba are part of Jesus's family tree.
Lost Lamb Game
Label lamb cut outs with different sins or scenarios such as lying, stealing, disobeying, etc. Hide them around the room. Tape them under chairs and tables, behind toys, etc. Let each child take a turn going to find a lost lamb. Read the sin and scenario aloud. Discuss who this sin could hurt.
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