Monday, June 6, 2011

Israel's first King (deeds of David day 1)

We started our study of David, woohoo! To get some background for King David, we began by learning about Israel begging Samuel for a King, to be like all the other nations. The story is found in 1 Samuel 8-10. We learned that God wanted his people to be different, and for him to be their king. However, he granted them their request and chose Saul to be the first King.

For our activity we made crowns out of foil. Then we played a game (Knox didn't really play but enjoyed the foil part.) In a "rock-paper-scissors" style, we counted 1-2-3-go. On "go" each of the three of us either placed their crown on their head or simply in their hands. The object of the game was to be the "different" one. So, if Alyse and I had the crown on our heads, and Von was holding his, Von received the point. We continued this as long as they wanted.

Application: God asks his people to be different. Jesus should be our model in life, not other people. When we do things simply to be like other people, we often stray from God's BEST.

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