David the Psalmist
Psalm 8, 23, 100, 103
Samuel & Kings Series: Lesson #12
Bible Verse: The LORD God is very great. Psalm 104:1
Past verses: I will celebrate before the LORD. 2 Samuel 6:21
Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5
A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17
The LORD is my strength. Psalm 28:7
Help one another. Gal. 5:13
The LORD looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Bible Story for children:
David wrote many Psalms to praise God. We praise God when we read or
Prop ideas: Star projector or Glow in the dark stars
Music/songs of thanksgiving or praise
Pictures to accompany a favorite Psalm
Children’s Bible or book of Psalms (My Little Psalms, Word Publishing)
What do you remember about David? He was the youngest son of Jesse. He
was a shepherd and would fight lions and bears to care for the sheep. He
played his harp for King Saul to make him feel better. David was not afraid
to fight Goliath because David put his trust in the strength of God. David
loved his friend Jonathon. David fought the enemies of God as a strong and
mighty warrior both before he was king and after he became king of Israel.
David loved God very much and tried to obey God always. He was very
happy when the Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem. We have
learned a lot about King David.
Even though David was a tough warrior, he had a tender heart towards
God. We learn about this in the many Psalms David wrote. Psalms are like
poems and songs. David would write about his thoughts and feelings.
Sometimes he would write about how great God is and how great His
creations are. Psalm 19:14:
The heavens tell the glory of God.
And the skies announce what his hands have made.
Day after day they tell the story.
Night after night they tell it again.
They have no speech or words.
They don’t make any sound to be heard.
When finished with activities, return
all necessary items to bag and place
in the hallway for pickup.
But their message g