Penelope Potter Ss.T
DAVID & GOLIATH
"GOOD MORNING MISS POTTER!"
"Is everyone ready to begin their Sunday School lesson for today?"
"YES, MISS POTTER!"
"Very good. Then we will begin. Today's lesson is about David and Goliath. Last week we read in the Bible how a young shepherd boy killed a great big soldier all by himself when none of the regular, trained Israelite soldiers would even try. Did any of you think about this story and come up with an idea of what it might be telling us?"
"I did, Miss Potter."
"And what did you learn from the story, Jonathan?"
"I learned that it's better to have a sling shot that I can use real good, then to have a whole bunch of guns and things that I don't know how to use right."
"Well, that is one thing that can be learned from the story. Is there anybody else who learned something from the story? Yes, Betty Lou? What did you learn?"
"I learned that a little boy who believes in God is bigger and stronger than a giant who doesn't, Miss Potter."
"Very good, Betty Lou. And can anyone think of some other person or story in the Bible where a little man with faith turned out to be mightier than a big man trying to be big on his own?"
"Me, I know, Miss Potter!"
"Yes, Billy? What is it you know?"
"It's like Moses and the king of Egypt, Miss Potter."
"And, and Joseph in Egypt too, Miss Potter."
"I got one too, Miss Potter. When the little army broke down the walls of that big city Jericho with just a horn and some light bulbs."
"These are very good examples, children. Now can you think of anyone in the New Testament that this story might be applied to?"
"Me, I do, Miss Potter. Jesus was just a baby when He started and He wasn't even born right like you and me. But He grew up and even beat the devil. No one else could do that!"
"Very good, Jamie. Is there anyone else?"
"I think I know, Miss Potter. The Apostles or whatever you call them were just regular people like fisher guys, and they did things like Jesus did."
"I think I got one, Miss Potter! We're just a bunch of kids, not even growed up yet. Maybe we can be like David and the baby Jesus and beat up on the devil too. Is that what God is telling us to do, do you think Miss Potter?"
3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Mat 18:)
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:)
17Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. (Luke 18:)