September 13, 2015

OT 49 Saul Becomes King

Reference: 1 Sam. 8-10

Story Summary: 
     The Israelites went to Samuel. They wanted him to find a king to rule them. Samuel was getting old and his sons were doing evil things. When Samuel prayed, God told him that the people weren't rejecting him. They were turning their backs on God as their king. Still, God decided to give them what they asked for.
     Saul was a tall and handsome Israelite. Along with his servant, he set out on a trip to find his father's lost donkeys. After having no success, the two decided to go see Samuel and see he could help them find the donkeys, since Samuel often spoke with God.
     As Saul came near, God spoke to Samuel. "Here's the man I've selected to be Israel's king." Samuel asked Saul to eat a meal with him and stay the night. The next morning, Samuel anointed Saul's head with oil as a sign that God had chosen him to become king. He told Saul that the lost donkeys had already been found and sent him on his way.
     Samuel gathered the people together. God then chose a specific tribe, family group, and family, until Saul was picked to be king. But the people didn't see him; he was hiding among the supplies.

Big Idea and Motions: Jesus is our good king forever.
Jesus - form a cross with your forearms
Good - two thumbs up
King - pretend to put a crown on your head
Forever - repeatedly trace a sideways 8 (∞) with your finger in the air

Verse / Motions: Philippians 2:10, ESV - that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
Name - pretend to write your name on your palm
Jesus - form a cross with your forearms
Bow - reach your hands up and bow down
Heaven - point up
Earth - stomp the ground
Under the earth - pretend to dig with a shovel

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
What did the people of Israel ask for? // A king.
Who was supposed to be their king? // God.
How did Samuel and God feel about this? // They were angry.
What was Saul searching for? // Lost donkeys.
Who did Saul and the servant ask for help from when they were looking for the donkeys? // Samuel.
Who did God tell Samuel was going to be the king of Israel? // Saul.
What did Samuel pour on Saul’s head? // Oil.
Why did Samuel pour oil on Saul’s head? // He was anointing him as king.
When Samuel was selecting the king of Israel, where was Saul? // Hiding amongst the supplies.

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