Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Today's lesson comes from the Old Testament according to the lectionary, 1 Samuel 3:1-20
Today, we are learning about listening to God.
Story: God Calls Samuel - Spark Story Bible, p. 122
From the Story: Eli helped Samuel learn about God. Who helps you learn about God?
Lesson Video | God Speaks to Samuel
Ask: Do you always hear it when someone calls your name? ... Do you always hear your parents call your name? ... What would you do if you heard someone call your name in the middle of the night?
Say: We can't always hear God like Samuel did. But when we hear the Scriptures in Chuch, God is speaking to our hearts. We need to make sure we both listen to and obey God when He is speaking to us.
Song for Kids: Obey, Obey the Lord
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play out a story that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.
(If you need more time)
Go around the room and ask the children to share something they are thankful for this week.
Ask them if there is anything or anyone they would like to pray for this week.