Sunday School Lesson 323 David and Jonathan become friends

Lesson: 323
Lesson Name: David and Jonathan
Theme: Christ the Saviour / Christ the Lord

Reading: 1 Samuel 17:54-58; 18:1-17; 19:1-17

Memory Verse: I John 4:19
Memory Verse Text: We love Him, because He first loved us.

Attention Getter: What makes a best friends special?

Talking Points

Point 1: There was a special place in Jonathan's heart for David after seeing him go into the battle and win the victory.  As a result, Jonathan was willing to give up his own rights, position, and prospects to make David's glory even greater; he naturally would have become the next king if Saul had gotten his way, but he gave this up recognizing that the Lord had other plans.
Point 2: Saul, on the other hand, was threatened by David's victory as it exposed his own weaknesses and the people's hearts became taken up with the "hero of the day."  Three times, Saul's jealousy towards David threatened to destroy him, but God always protected him.
Point 3: Jonathan acted as mediator for David and persuaded his father to bring him back into his favor because "the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel" through him; a day in which even Saul himself had rejoiced (1 Sam. 19:5).
Point 4: When war broke out again and David won another great battle, Saul once again tried to destroy David.  Application: Like Saul, the hearts of some people may turn against Christ.  However, how wonderful it is that there are always those like Jonathan who can never forget the great battle at Calvary; our hearts have been eternally won and redeemed by the Great Victor of that battle!

Activities

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

 
Date added: 02/27/2012
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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 322 David Fights and Kills Goliath Sunday School Lesson Activity 322 David Fights and Kills Goliath

 
Date added: 06/05/2010
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In this lesson, you and your students will print and create a window story board. Each window on the page reveals part of the story. In this window story board, students can re-tell the story of David and his battle against the giant Goliath. This is a PDF file that requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 322 David Fights and Kills Goliath Mini Story BookSunday School Lesson Activity 322 David Fights and Kills Goliath Mini Story Book

 
Date added: 05/04/2011
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8 page mini story book about David killing Goliath.  Also includes full sheets for posting the story on a classroom wall.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 323 David and Jonathan become friendsSunday School Lesson Activity 323 David and Jonathan become friends

 
Date added: 07/31/2010
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Printable activity for the story of David and Jonathan.  Print and tape an envelope addressed to David which contains the armor of Jonathan.  PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 328 David shows mercy to Mephibosheth Sunday School Lesson Activity 328 David shows mercy to Mephibosheth

 
Date added: 12/02/2010
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Mini 8 page story book about David and his mercy shown to Mephibosheth.  Includes 4 page book and full-size pictures useful for teaching in class or for creating a bulletin board.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 331 - David and Bathsheba - Lesson on SinfulnessSunday School Lesson Activity 331 - David and Bathsheba - Lesson on Sinfulness

 
Date added: 11/16/2010
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What are you capable of?  Are we wicked or simply weak? This worksheet will help you take on the issue of the wickeness of sin.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 331 Bathsheba, David and ForgivenessSunday School Lesson Activity 331 Bathsheba, David and Forgiveness

 
Date added: 03/09/2008
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Printable worksheet activity to explore what the Bible says about forgiveness even for the worst of sins - adultery, murde, scandal and lying.