March 22

Sticks Stones and Giant Things

David and Goliath

1 Samuel 16-17

The Story

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Review and Discussion

Challenge your child to retell the story. Help him or her remember key details by asking the following questions:

  • What did God say He cares about? (“I care about what’s in a person’s heart.”)
  • What did David take with him to fight the giant, Goliath? (Five stones and a sling)
  • What happened when David threw a stone from his sling? (The stone struck Goliath’s forehead and knocked him down.)

Read the following thought aloud to help increase your child’s understanding:

Samuel did not know it was the Lord speaking to him at first. But when Eli told him it was the Lord, Samuel was ready to listen and obey. Samuel heard the Lord’s call and obeyed it faithfully for many years, until he was an old man.

Explore God’s Big Story

Together, discover how this specific lesson ties into God’s Big Story. Read the following aloud to your child:

David defeated the giant, Goliath, and saved the Israelites. Later, God would send His Son, Jesus, to defeat sin by taking the punishment that we deserve. Jesus offers salvation to all who choose to believe in and follow Him.

Memory Verse

People (with palms up, lace fingers together and wiggle them)
judge by outward appearance (smooth hands over shirt),
but the LORD (point both hands up)
looks at the heart (bring hands together in heart shape).”
1 Samuel 16:7b (NLT)

Talk to God

Dear God,

You are more powerful than any trouble or struggle that I face. Help me to remember that You are always with me, just like You were with David.


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