We Learn More about Isaac, Young King David, and Jesus
Words for Today
Grace, Sacrifice, Obeyed, John the Baptist, Sins, Repent, Forgiveness
Our Reading On “God Chooses David”
“Then Samuel asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” Jesse replied, “There is still the
youngest, but he is tending the sheep.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Send for him; we will not sit
down to eat until he arrives here.” Jesse had the young man brought to them. He was
ruddy, a youth with beautiful eyes, and good looking. The LORD said: There—anoint
him, for this is the one! Then Samuel, with the horn of oil in hand, anointed him in the
midst of his brothers, and from that day on, the spirit of the LORD rushed upon
David…”1 Samuel 16:11‐13″
R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us joyfully sing psalms to him.
Gospel Reading Genesis Chapter 22
Children’s Excerpt of “The Testing of Abraham “
A second time the angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven
f and said: “I swear by my very self—oracle of the LORD—that because you acted as you did in not withholding from me your son, your only one,
I will bless you and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies,g
and in your descendants all the nations of the earth will find blessing, because you obeyed my command.”h
Abraham then returned to his servants, and they set out together for Beer-sheba, where Abraham lived.
We Read “The Testing of Abraham,””David and Goliath” Discussed “The Baptism of Jesus”
Children’s Art Projects
The art activities and the music we sing and listen to help the children connect with the material we are learning in class and remember it.
Supplies: Children’s Pastels and Dark Construction Paper
The children in our class can do this drawing of the “Sacrifice of Isaac” using pastels on dark construction paper. Or, they can do a chalk drawing of young Kind David.
They can also decorate a rock to remember the phrase:
“let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation”
I prepped smooth river rocks for Sunday School, so the paint would be dry. We are using Sharpies in black and colors to decorate. You can use stickers, too. The theme for the decorating is, “God is the Rock of our salvation.”
Top with a coat of Mod Podge to seal. (Optional)
This rock craft can be used with “David and Goliath,” as well.
Supplies are shown below: