Sunday School Lesson 329 The Death of Absalom

Lesson: 329

Lesson Name: The Death of Absalom
Theme: Judgment's Finality

Reading: 2 Samuel 15, 16, 17, 18

Memory Verse: Galatians 6:7
Memory Verse Text: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Attention Getter: What would be the saddest thing for your parents to lose?

Talking Points

Point 1: Absalom was able to win the hearts of the people because he was handsome and charismatic.  He used fair speeches and lies to get everything going his way.  The King kissed him in spite of his waywardness, and he bowed down in pretence before him, but everything was not right.
Point 2: Absalom continued and strengthened "his program" to dethrone the one that God had made king, which was tolerated for a time.  His actions even caused his father, King David, to have to flee at one point, as well as to receive mocking abuse from some of his subjects.
Point 3: However, the day came when the tide turned and Absalom became the one who had to flee in battle.  Perhaps Absalom thought that he could look out for himself, but he didn't know that the woods in which he took cover held the very instrument that would bring about his death.
Point 4: The saddest part of this story was David's grieving; only a parent can fully understand the enormity of his loss.  David's loss was made even greater due to the fact that Absalom was eternally lost.

Activities

Sunday School Lesson Activity 321 Puzzle for King DavidSunday School Lesson Activity 321 Puzzle for King David

 
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This is a printable 12 piece puzzle that students assemble using the clues written on the sides of each piece. This is a great way to review the life of King David.
 
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 216 Commandment 5 Honor Your Father and MotherSunday School Lesson Activity 216 Commandment 5 Honor Your Father and Mother

 
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Presentation on the fifth commandment - honor your father and mother.  Absalom is the anti-example of honoring his parents.  His tragic death was a direct result of his rebellion against king David. Power Point version.

 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 216 Commandment 5 Honor Your Father and Mother - PDFSunday School Lesson Activity 216 Commandment 5 Honor Your Father and Mother - PDF

 
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Presentation on the fifth commandment - honor your father and mother.  Absalom is the anti-example of honoring his parents.  His tragic death was a direct result of his rebellion against king David. PDF version.