Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lesson 16: David and Jonathan

Bible (Pg 142-144)

Remember David who killed the giant Goliath? There was a king who ruled the land where David lived. The king was named Saul. He had a son named Jonathan. David and Jonathan were good friends.

The people of the land were very happy that David killed Goliath. They said, "thank you, David! Thank you for killing the bad giant!" Everybody loved David. That made the king jealous. He was very angry at David. One day the king tried to kill David. He threw a spear at David. He missed.

David and Jonathan promised to be good friends forever. David was a good man. He was a great leader in Saul's army. He was going to marry King Saul's daughter. The king was so angry that he decided to kill David.

Jonathan was Saul's son. Jonathan told David that his father, the king, was going to kill him. So David and Jonathan made a plan. David found a hiding place. Jonathan went to the palace to see if it was safe for David to come out. Jonathan would come back with a secret message for David.

If he shot three arrows in one direction, it was safe for David to come out. But Jonathan shot his arrows in a different direction. David knew that he was not safe.

David and Jonathan were sad. They knew that David had to leave the land so he wouldn't be killed. David and Jonathan thanked God that they were friends. God took care of David by giving him a friend like Jonathan. Jonathan saved David's life. 

David and Jonathan were good friends. How can we be good friends? (Share, be nice/polite, be big helpers, love each other, play nice together, etc.)

Craft Ideas:
Paper Friendship Bracelets 
Bead Friendship Bracelets 

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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