Sunday School Lesson 322 David Fights and Kills Goliath

Lesson: 322
Lesson Name: David and Goliath
Theme: Sin's Power - It Both Controls and Habits

Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1-53

Memory Verse: 1 John 3:16
Memory Verse Text: He laid down His life for us.

Attention Getter: Have you ever had an enemy that was bigger than you?  What could you do about it if you ever did?  Perhaps one answer would be to have a friend at your side that was bigger and stronger than yourself.

 

Talking Points

  • Point 1: Goliath was a giant of a man; his height was in the range of 9'10" to 11'4" tall.  That was big and scary for sure!  Goliath was large enough to have put fear into the whole Israelite army, and he wanted to do even more than that, he wanted to make all of the Israelites his servants.  (Do some research and find out how heavy Goliath's coat and spears head were!)
  • Point 2: When Goliath challenged God's chosen people, he not only challenged them; he was also challenging and defying the Living God.
  • Point 3: David went to his brothers at his father's request.  There, his brothers put him down for his simple faith; they were only looking at the size of their enemy rather than at the size of their God.
  • Point 4: David was brought to Saul's attention again when Saul tried to fit him up in his armor.  However David, who had already proved his God with his bare hands and a sling as a shepherd boy, went before Goliath without the armor.  Instead, he went with simple faith in a great God that was at his side, to win a mighty victory.  David made his position clear to Goliath in 1 Sam. 17:45-47, and Goliath, because he could not see the mighty God at David's side, boasted his empty words in vain.

Illustration: Have you ever kicked a beehive?  It is fine to do as long as the bees don't care.  However, if you get them angry, you are the one that is going to run!

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.