Jonathan’s Fight And Saul’s Oath
1 Samuel 14:1-46
1 SAMUEL 14:6
“For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
The enclosed “sword and shield” template, several sheets of
construction paper (various colors), paper plates, glue, scissors and
The Whispering Game
We will be learning today how important it is to trust the Lord for
anything. In order to do that we have to listen to what He tells us
to do. Have the children sit in a large circle in the middle of the
floor. Choose a child to be first. Whisper into their ear the
following statement, “With God anything is possible.” Have the
children each whisper the message to the child next to them until
it goes completely around the circle.
Have the last child say out loud what they heard. Congratulate
them if they have the message correct. Let them know what a great
army of the Lord they make.
If they don’t get it, explain how important it is to listen to the Lord
to determine what it is that He wants for us to do.
In today’s lesson, we will see the strong faith of Jonathan, King
Saul’s son, and one of the greatest battle victories in the entire
Bible. At the same time, we will see the foolishness of King Saul and
his unreliability in ruling as king. What we will learn from
Jonathan’s faith is that with God anything is possible.
1 S AM UEL 14:1-5
N ow i t hap p ened one day that J onathan the son o f
S au l s aid t o the you ng m an w ho bore h i s arm or ,
"Com e, l e t u s go ov er t o the Ph i l i s t ines ' garr i son that
i s on the o ther s ide ." Bu t he d id not t e l l h i s f ather .
And S au l w as s i t t ing in the ou t sk i r t s o f G ibeah u nder
a p om egranate t ree w h i c h i s in M igron . The p eop le
w ho w ere w i th h im w ere abou t s i x hu ndred m en .
Ah i j ah the son o f Ah i tu b, I c habod 's bro ther , the son
of Ph inehas , the son o f El i , t he Lor