David and Goliath
OBJECTIVE: To read the story of David and Goliath and to discuss how we
can emulate the courage David had.
Feasting on the Word:
I Samuel 17:1-51
How did David respond to Goliath’s threats? How did the Israelite army
respond? Why were the responses so different?
What did David’s older brothers think about his attitude? What do you think
God thought about their attitude?
What did King Saul want David to take into battle? Why didn’t David take it?
What did he use to protect himself instead? Why do you think David took five
David was from the tribe of Benjamin, which was known for having excellent
slinging skills. What previous experiences did David have that caused him to
believe that God would protect him? How did his past experiences end up as
a benefit to his whole nation?
What happened to the Philistines after David killed Goliath?
Do you think David might have been scared even though he was
Who was really responsible for the outcome of this battle?
How do you feel when you see or hear others mocking or making fun of God?
List some ways that you might be courageous when it comes to standing up
for God in your day-to-day life. Make a commitment to study God’s word
faithfully while you are young so you will have the skills to stand firmly against
the enemies of God. Ask God to help you to remember to trust in Him when
circumstances look difficult so that you can be courageous like David even
when others are not.
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)