Entries by Christin A.

God Rejected Saul as King

Key Passage: Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Big Picture Question: Who is our perfect King? Jesus is our perfect King. Christ Connection: God told Saul to obey Him and everything would go well. But Saul did not obey God. God rejected Saul as […]

Israel Demanded a King

Key Passage: Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Big Picture Question: Who was Israel’s first king? Saul was Israel’s first king. Christ Connection: The Israelites wanted a king. They did not trust God. God gave the Israelites a king, but He had a plan […]

The Ark Was Captured

Key Passage: 1 Samuel 2:35 “Then I will raise up a faithful priest for Myself. He will do whatever is in My heart and mind.” Big Picture Question: Why was the ark of God important? The ark reminded God’s people that God was with them. Christ Connection: The ark of the covenant reminded the Israelites […]

Eli and the Boy Samuel

Key Passage: 1 Samuel 2:35 “Then I will raise up a faithful priest for Myself. He will do whatever is in My heart and mind.” Big Picture Question: Who spoke to Samuel? God spoke to Samuel, and Samuel listened. Christ Connection: Samuel told people what God is like. Jesus came to earth as a human. […]

Ruth and Boaz

Key Passage: 1 Samuel 2:35 “Then I will raise up a faithful priest for Myself. He will do whatever is in My heart and mind.” Big Picture Question: Who is our Helper? Jesus is our Helper. Christ Connection: Boaz helped his close relatives. Boaz was a family redeemer. He bought back what his relatives lost. […]

Samson

Key Passage: Judges 2:18 “Whenever the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies.” Big Picture Question: What should I do when I sin? I should ask God to forgive me. Christ Connection: God chose Samson to help save the Israelites […]

Gideon

Key Passage: Judges 2:18 “Whenever the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies.” Big Picture Question: How does God help us obey Him? God is always with us. Christ Connection: The people of Israel needed help. They asked God to […]

Deborah and Barak

Key Passage: Judges 2:18 “Whenever the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies.” Big Picture Question: How does God act? God does what is good for us. Christ Connection: Everything God does is for His glory and our good. (Psalm […]

Key Passage: Judges 2:18 “Whenever the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies.” Big Picture Question: How does God make His plan happen? God uses people in His plan. Christ Connection: After God’s people sinned, the judges helped God’s people […]

Joshua’s Final Encouragement

Key Passage: Joshua 24:15 “Choose this day whom you will serve…As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Big Picture Question: How can we show we love God? We can serve God and worship Him. Christ Connection: Joshua was very old. He talked to God’s people and told them to obey God […]