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Oct 26: God Rejects Saul as the King

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by Amy Vetter

Session Title: God Rejects Saul as the King:

Bible Passage: 1 Samuel 13:1-14, 14:14-48, 15:1-35

Memory Verse: Psalm 51:10

Unit Christ Connection: God provided the first kings to rule his people Israel; Christ, the final King, rules over all people as Saviour. Through David’s family, God sent Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

Saul continued his pattern of sin and God commanded that he would only rule for a short time until another was given his throne. Samuel delivered God’s message to Saul and then never saw him again. God’s desire is for people to obey Him, completely. When sin creeps into our lives, God desires that we seek His forgiveness instead of continuing in the sin we are committing. God ultimately would give the people a better King, His Son, Jesus. Jesus’ kingdom, unlike Saul’s, would have no end. Jesus will reign for all eternity. 

The Big Question? Q:How does God feel when his people obey? A: God delights in total obedience, but we all sin and need a saviour.

Here are some other questions to discuss as a family:

Q: Who is Samuel? Who is Saul? Who is Jonathan?

Q: What role do each of these people play in the story?

Q: Did Saul obey God in this story? Why or why not?

Q: What was the result of his actions?

Q: In what ways are we being obedient to God?

Q: What do we need to do to become fully obedient to God in all the areas he is speaking to us?

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