I don’t know about you, but often times when I hear the King Saul Bible lesson I feel sorry for him. He didn’t want to be king in the first place and then once he was, he lost it. He went power mad. In the end, Saul is just a place-holder for David, and Saul knows it. Can you imagine how hard that would be? But you can pull out quite a lot when teaching Sunday School, and it’s important to know about King Saul.
Last lesson was on the Call of Samuel.
Ultimately this King Saul Bible lesson boiled down to: Did Saul obey God?
And there were times he did great at that. When Samuel first told Saul he’d be king, Saul went out and prophesied about God. He also raised a wonderful son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Michal. He fought hard to protect God’s kingdom, and that could not have been easy.
But, he also hid from God when it was time to be crowned. He took the job of priest on and changed what God said to do.
Ultimately I feel like Saul is a collection of might have beens. He might have been great, he might have obeyed, he might have been remembered as a mighty man.
Instead he’s not.
So this lesson doesn’t really have a lot of hands on activities, because Saul isn’t one for that. Saul is a lesson for introspection and studying where he went wrong.
Am I a might have been?
I sure hope not. I pray I’m not remembered that way. The kids and I have started on David, and I like he immediately follows Saul. Because David could have been a might have been. He certainly messed up enough times, but he keeps coming back.
So click on the picture to get your King Saul Bible lesson, and I’d love to hear what you think.
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See the story continue in David and Goliath.