Use this children’s sermon about David and Goliath to teach kids how powerful God is to help us.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17
Needed: a stone
Toss a stone in your hands as kids come up, or roll it in your hand like a die.One of the kids will probably ask you what you have or what you’re doing. When one of the students does ask, hand it to them. If none of them ask, hand the stone one of them randomly.
Ask, Do you know that is?
It’s one of God’s tools.
We read in the Bible about a boy named David and a huge man named Goliath. Goliath was a Philistine warrior who kept challenging the men of Israel’s army to come to fight him. But because he was so big – over nine feet tall – none of the Israelites would do it. Everyone was too afraid.
Until a young man named David had enough faith that God would help him defeat the huge man. Of course, David wasn’t a warrior. He wasn’t used to wearing armor or swinging a sword. So, instead, he went to the stream and found five stones. He was going to use those stones in his sling to swing them at Goliath.
But David didn’t need five stones. He only needed one. Goliath started coming toward David with his sword, saying that he was going to kill David and let the wild animals eat his body.
(Read 1 Samuel 17:48-49.)
“As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.”
The stone hit Goliath in the forehead, and the huge man fell down. God had helped David defeat Goliath with only one stone.
Now, I hope that none of us will ever be in a battle, but we might have other problems in our lives. And if God can help David defeat Goliath with only a single stone, think of the ways He can help you with your problems.
God doesn’t always need to do big miracles to help us. Sometimes, He can use something little, like a stone.
God, You are awesome. You can do anything. You can even help David beat a huge warrior with only one stone. Help us to trust You to help us too, no matter what problem we’re having. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermons about Samuel and David.