April 17, 2005
Young Samuel Serves at the Tabernacle
(I Samuel 1:212:11, 3:121)
Lesson#2: Samuel and Kings Lesson Series
We must listen to hear God’s voice. God talks to children.
Everyone can serve God.
Bible Verse: Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
God hears us when we pray. Psalm 34:17
Bible Story for children:
Children can serve God, (or help others) just like adults. God can
speak to children, too.
Prop ideas: Pillow and blanket. Pictures of the Tabernacle, Temple or Church.
Any type of ‘Helping’ tools. (Today we will have cleaning
Before Samuel was born, his mother Hannah promised God that she
would give Samuel back to God by having him serve in the Tabernacle
all of his life. As a child he would help the priest with whatever
needed to be done. He probably had a lot of chores like the ones we
have at home. As he grew older he would train to be a priest himself.
Samuel stayed with his mother until he was about 3yearsold. Then
she took him to the Tabernacle with offerings for the LORD. Even
though he was so young, Samuel stayed there at Shiloh to minister
before the LORD under Eli the priest. Every year when Hannah
would come to Shiloh to worship the LORD, she would bring a new
robe she had made for Samuel. Hannah was faithful in keeping her
promise to God. She loved Samuel very much and missed him very
much. But she continued to let him serve God all the days of his life.
When Samuel was a little older, but still a boy, he was lying down in
the tabernacle. Eli had already gone to bed. Samuel heard his name
called. “Samuel!” He went running to Eli and said, “Here I am. You
called me.” Eli responded, “I did not call you. Go back and lie down.”
So Samuel went back and lay down. Again, he heard his name called,
“Samuel!” He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. You called me.” Eli
told him to go lie down. He had not called him. Samuel lay down
When finished with activities, return
all necessary items t