Instead of repenting, Saul tried lying and then made excuses. He was tall, handsome, and commanded attention. Israel was left to David divided into two countries under Philistined domination. You won't have to print all of those, unless you like to keep everything in its own pack. They were a warlike people. He completes this task in 1 Samuel 15.
Does that excuse you from the blame? Why would anyone request to have a fake banana that can not satisfy hunger when they could eat a real banana? We studied that a long time ago, but God did not forget that He had said that Amalek would be destroyed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Try one of these great from sermons4kids. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. When he returned to Israel, he even erected a monument to himself at Carmel.
I hear the bleating of sheep and the lowing of oxen. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Evaluate what the children have learned. One puppet goes and tells his mother and tells her he is very sorry. They went to a city where the Amalekites lived and told another group of people, the Kenites, to leave because they had been good to the Israelites when the Israelites had left Egypt, so the Kenites took off down the road and left the Amalekites there all by themselves. The Kenites were a semi-nomadic people who also lived in southern Canaan and Sinai.
Samuel confronted Saul and told him what God had said, Saul argued, Samuel told him that God had removed his kingship. They captured the Amalekite king and the best animals. His servant suggested they stop and ask Samuel to help them find the donkeys. And then let that drive how we live that day, and the next, and all that come after. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This from free sunday school curriculum also has some worksheets, as well as from Church of God Sunday School. The enemies would try to hurt the Israelites and take their land away. Then he would be put to death.
They were chosen by God and given His promises and laws, the Savior of the world would be born from their family, God showed His power to the world through His people when He rescued the Israelites from Egypt, led them to the Promised Land and gave them the land that the people of Canaan used to live in God promised His people blessings if they obeyed Him and punishment if they disobeyed. God did not want Saul to be king any more. These were cities or regions located at opposite ends of the Amalekite territory. He inquired from the prophet Samuel what He should do. Brian Dembowczyk is the team leader for The Gospel Project for Kids.
Finally, Saul said that he knew he had done wrong. He said that when the Israelites had settled in the promised land, they would return to completely destroy the Amalekites. Why did the elders of Israel tell Samuel they wanted a king? Were the Israelites obedient or disobedient? What request did the Israelites make? He always consulted God through Samuel and offered sacrifices before battles. Background Study: Saul had been chosen by God to be the first king of Israel. Unit 10, Session 2 Remember that God had warned the people about the foolishness of wanting a human king to lead them, but they persisted, so God in His kindness gave them a human king to teach them a difficult lesson. He is the epitome of the worse kind of leader: not only one who destroys himself, but others along with him.
He was impatient and offered sacrifices only a priest could do. And he said unto him, Say on. Even though Saul finally confessed he continued to try to pass the responsibility onto others. Or have them color a color page related to the story. Prior to this, Israel had functioned as a confederation of tribes, but the people felt they would be stronger if they had a king.
Saul slipped into despair as an evil spirit tormented him. If a child cannot think of an excuse they sit down. We looked at how God wanted the people of Israel to want Him as their king, but they rejected God 1 Samuel 10:19 because they wanted to be like every other nation who had a king. Allow responses and write on the board if you can Here are some lessons: God is the only One who can satisfy our needs. We saved the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord. At this time, the Lord rejected Saul as King. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This from Kids Church has some great ideas.
He was going to send a perfect King. Anything less is only partial obedience and is therefore disobedience. It was a practice among heathen nations to keep a conquered king alive. When Saul did this, Samuel's mantle tore! He had no palace, army, nor royal city, so he simply went back to his farm to live. Saul had an inner weakness: he caved under pressure. Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge. I remember my dad always fidgeting with the rabbit ears on our television set when I was a kid.