God Saves David from Goliath

Bible Base – 1 Samuel 17

God’s King takes on God’s enemy and wipes him out!

The Anointed King 

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David, a shepherd boy from Bethlehem, a young man with a heart that loved God.

The Enormous Enemy

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He hated God and skitted His people.

David knew that God was bigger still, and that just like God had helped Him to fight bears and lions away from his sheep, God would help him fight the Philistines away from His people.  He refused the armour of Saul, the people’s choice of King, who despite his handsome height was no help at all!

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David sets off with stones from the stream.

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They wouldn’t have looked like this at the time!

Goliath laughed in David’s face, laughed at his faith, laughed at His God.  Goliath got 1 stone from David’s sling in the head, he fell down! David killed Him!

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God’s King beats God’s enemy.

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What an amazing victory! When the people saw what David had done, they remembered how Big God was and piled in after him to join in the battle, and beat their enemies.

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The enemy was massive! Check out drawn to scale “Big G”

The King and his weapon seemed small; but God’s chosen King from Bethlehem beat Goliath with a stone.  Jesus God’s forever King, a boy from Bethlehem, with a heart after God’s takes on the hugest enemy of sin, all the laughing in God’s face, all the skitting and nastiness and evil and beats it by taking it to the cross.  It seemed a strange way to win a battle, but it worked! The stone was rolled away, Jesus rose to show he had won!

God Saves – God’s King beats His Enemy

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Think

Does this mean we can throw rocks at people who skit us?

read Isaiah 53, this was written to tell us what God’s forever King would do.

How does Jesus respond to people who laugh at him?

The big problem of sin is not just about how other people treat us, it’s how any of us treat God.  People who laugh at you for following Jesus don’t know him, the only reason you are different us that God has saved you.  Perhaps they need you to tell them about our great saving God.

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God Saves

Recap Week

God saved Noah from the flood – when the world was judged, Noah and his family were saved

God saved Joseph from harm – when his brothers planned to kill him, God saved him and used him to save others.

God saved Moses from Egypt – when Pharoah tried to be boss, God showed His power over everything and rescued His people

God saved Rahab from Jericho – When Jericho was destroyed, God rescued her and swapped her from enemy to family.

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God has always been a saving God, he saves us from judgement, because Jesus took it for us, he saves us from death, because Jesus died in our place.  He saves us by His power over all to raise Jesus to life, and most amazingly He swaps us from being His enemies to being in His family by His grace.

Caleb’s Cool Quiz results….. Adults – 3, Kids – 3, oooohh tension!

Your Work

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Thinking and making

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Tying it it all together! see what we did there!

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Amazing Work!

Can You See the big Picture, God Saves!

God saves Rahab from Jericho

Bible Base – Joshua 2, 5:13 – 2:25

Do you love being on the winning team?

Imagine you are at Impact (on this Friday!) it’s cricket match time, you can see that the other team is winning, so you decide to sneak onto their team, so you can join in the winning celebration; but then you get spotted and booted out, and people complain that it’s not fair.  Well this Bible story is about someone who swaps teams to the winning side, how will God and His people react?

Team 1 – The In Team

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What a team, they’ve got an impressive wall!  These are the cool, tough looking guys, who when you look with just your eyes seem like the winners.

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Team 2 – The Out Team

These guys don’t look so great, no huge walls to protect them, no big city; but sometimes there is more than just what you can see, these guys have a huge, amazing saving God with them.

Rahab heard all that the amazing God of the Bible had done, she knew that the people of Jericho didn’t love or follow him, she knew there would be a fight, and the out team would win, so first chance she got, she swapped, she helped God’s people and made them promise to help her…..

sure enough disaster came to Jericho.

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…. But Rahab with her red rope was rescued, she swapped to the winning team!

The Out Team

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God saved Rahab from Jericho

When Rahab heard of all God had done to rescue His people she trusted He would rescue her too; and He did! How good is God!

God can save people who are His enemies and make them family.

God Saves!

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The trumpet blast and shout meant rescue and victory for God’s people and disaster for all who said no to God.

Nobody gets to complain about it not bring fair that Rahab swapped, because none of us deserve to be on God’s team, we were all His enemies, we are only on His team because He is kind And saves us.

His team wins every time. To follow him in this life looking with only your eyes can feel like you are on the out team, not cool, not with the in crowd. Following God is tough now, but just what we see now isn’t it, there’s a much bigger, huger God, a much bigger huger amount of time and life God has promised His people. God’s out team wins, because we live by faith for what we have not yet seen, for what is out of this world!!

Your Work

building the walls

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Walls are destroyed by God’s people obeying His word

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Rahab is saved!

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Walls can be shaken, cities can fall, God’s promise to save us will stand.

Once we are out in the world’s eyes, but trusting in God’s rescue we will never be shaken.

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How many creative ways to use a Rahab red rope……

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A wristband….

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A hair braid….

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A christmas tree decoration…. Good forward planning!

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Door hanger – love it!

Your Thoughts

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Great thinking! It’s tough to follow God now, but it is best!

Brain Stretch

Read Joshua ch 2:1-13

Why did Rahab want to swap teams?

Rahab believed what she had heard and did something about it.

Read Hebrews 11:30-31

What did God’s people and Rahab have?

Read Romans 6:23

What disaster are we saved from, and how?

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  Living on the out team means remembering that God is bigger, his promises are out of this world, but He has saved us and promised to be with us as we follow him.

God Saves His People from Egypt

Bible Base – Exodus 3 – 12 v 42

God’s people are in Egypt ruled by cruel Pharaoh

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Pharaoh was a guy who loved to say NO!

Even worse he loved to say NO to God, that will only end in disaster!

Moses is now grown up and God sends him to Pharaoh with a message….

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Let my people go!

Pharaoh says…….. No!

Pharaoh thinks he’s in control, but God shows Pharaoh plague by plague how He alone is King, and that He rules all things.

Not sure we got them all in, check in your Bible….

Let my people go!  NO!

Finally the worst of all plagues, to show that God rules life.

He alone can judge, but even better, He alone can save.  God says a lamb can die instead, paint the blood on the door to show the lamb has taken your place, you will be safe, and you will be set free.

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God’s people were safe and set free from being slaves in Egypt, and sang….

………a celebration song, similar to the Johnny cash number made famous by a night in Istanbul UEFA champions league final 2005, an amazing reds victory. The song was different, but they would certainly have been as happy!

Next they reach the Red Sea

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Pharaoh is chasing, what will they do!!

PANIC! They quickly forgot, God who rules all things saves His people

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God parts the sea and His people cross to safety

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ASTOUNDING, this really happened, that’s how great God is.

Then God judges His enemies..

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God rules all things, to say no to him ends in disaster and death

Like Pharaoh we have all said no to God and deserve disaster; But GOD SAVES!

Jesus the perfect lamb of God took my place, shed his blood so I can escape judgement, and be free, YIPPEE!

God is a saving God

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He is our King!

Your Thoughts

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Beautiful work!

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Flies and Gnats were better at listening to God than Pharaoh! Thanks lads,  Good point!

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The little ones ate lots of jelly and made an amazing parting sea

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WOW!

Good working and thinking, try and do a brain stretch at home this week

read John 1 v 29

Why do you think John called Jesus this?

read John 19 v 28 – 37

Jesus died at the time they celebrated Passover, remembering God’s rescue, but they missed his even better one.

read Romans 6 v 23

What has God done for us?

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Yippee! celebration dance time, thankful life time!

God Saved Moses from Pharoah

Bible Base – Exodus 1 – 2 v 10

Joseph and his large family moved to Egypt and the family carried on getting bigger!

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Time passes, God’s people stay in Egypt, but know it’s not the land God has promised them

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A new Pharoah comes to power who doesn’t know about Joseph and worries that this big group of people could cause trouble for him, he makes a terrible plan…..

Kill the baby boys.

But what Pharaoh didn’t plan for was feisty Godly women ignoring him, and trusting God, first the midwives, and then……

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Jochabed

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And Miriam

They made a plan to keep Moses safe

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Moses was floated down the Nile in a basket, right to where the princess was bathing, brilliant!

GOD SAVED MOSES

Pharaoh thinks he can wipe God’s people out

But God takes the one baby he needs, floats him right into Pharaoh’s home and raises him under his nose at his expense.

Even when things look terrible, God is working his brilliant plan of salvation, Jesus the innocent, being put to death by cruel unjust leaders, God’s brilliant rescue plan for his people. Moses the baby, protected and saved by God will be used by Him to rescue his people.

What You Thought…..

What it must have been like for the women

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Who had the better plan…..

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Older ones spent time in the hot seat being interviewed on the events

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great at thinking guys, can’t believe how many big words you know!!

Little one’s made amazing baskets and thought the cream was good, like our amazing saving God

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Check out the 2 handed colouring, skills!

Think

What terrible thing did Pharaoh order?

What was he worried about?

How is God different?

How does He show His  greater loving control?