The Rise and Fall of Saul

Sunday Praise Pack for Sunday, October 22
Early Childhood Sunday Praise Pack

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Wonder @ Home

Despite God’s warnings to the Israelites, Saul is appointed king. Saul disobeys God and is removed from the kingdom as a reminder that God is in charge.

Wonder Truth:
God Is In Charge

1 Samuel 8–10; 13; 15

Word of Wonder

Work together this week on memorizing this verse!

Be still, and know that I am God.
—Psalm 46:10 (NIRV)

Wonder About It

  • What is one thing you are learning about God and the wonder of His big story?
  • How can do you see God’s story as part of your own story?

Worship @ Home

Listen to the Kings and Prophets Worship@Home Spotify playlist for worship songs you can play anytime.

Family Conversations

Families, use this to prompt conversations at the table, in the car, and anywhere else your family experiences life together.

  • How is God in charge of you? Our family?
  • What is something in your life that is easy to let God be in charge of?
  • What is something in your life that is hard to let God be in charge of?
  • What’s one thing that you can trust God with this week?

Great for Younger Kids!Walk It Act It Move It

Follow the Leader

In God’s big story, the Israelites wanted a king to be in charge of them, even though God warned them it would not end well. King Saul disobeyed God, and God later took the kingdom away from Saul.

Read 1 Samuel 8:4–9; 9:15–17; 15:7–11. Then play a game of Follow the Leader. Begin by choosing someone to be the leader. The rest of the family will follow this person around and do the same actions the leader does. Give each kid in your family a chance to be the leader.

Remind kids that God is our leader and always knows best. We trust Him, obey Him, and follow Him.

Create It

Our Family Declaration

It’s easy to take charge of things in our lives and create our own plans. Sometimes it’s easy to forget God is in charge. But God’s plan is always perfect, and He knows what is best.

Use a piece of poster board and colorful markers to create a family declaration. At the top of the poster board, write “Our Family Declaration”. Under the heading, write “In our family, God is in charge of … ”. On this declaration, list things you will give God charge over in your family, such as your time or money. Make a list together.

Discuss how this declaration will help you make decisions in the future. Encourage kids to decorate the poster and display it in a place your family can interact with it often.

In Early Childhood ministry, we teach basic biblical truths in ways little hearts can understand, from birth all the way through kindergarten. Our desire is to have children learn in fun and interesting ways how much God loves them. The video and resources on this page are designed for parents to experience this at home with their children.