Theme: David sins and God forgives.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:1-9
Main Point: Give Thanks! God forgives those who repent and believe!
Supplies: blindfold, obstacle course (cones, hula hoop, etc.)
Teachers: Take this lesson, study it, and make it your own. Allow the truths of the Scripture to sink into your own heart. Know what you are saying and say it with confidence. Repeat the main point over and over again. ** Please use discretion when talking about David’s sexual sin. The point we want to emphasize is that David stole another man’s wife and then had that man killed.
Text: 2 Samuel 12:1-9 (NIV):
1The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”
5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”
7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. 9 Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’
Main Point: Give thanks! God forgives those who repent and believe! (Have the kids raise their hands after the give thanks part.) Repeat this over and over again. Get the kids to say it with you. This should be the one thing that the kids remember from the day.
I. Introduce It –Do the blindfold challenge to demonstrate how sin blinds us.
II. Explain It – David killed Uriah and stole his wife. Nathan, the prophet, called David out through a story.
III. Connect It – We’re all capable of great sin just like David. We need to believe and repent. Continue Reading…