Marvel at God’s Faithfulness

Session Focus Scripture
1. David and Goliath By faith in the living God, David defeated the enemy of God's people. 1 Samuel 17
2. David and Jonathan Through Jonathan's friendship, God blessed David, the chosen king. 1 Samuel 18-20
3. David and Saul David respected Saul as God's anointed king and spared his life. 1 Samuel 23:7-29; 24
4. David and Mephibosheth Because David had faith in God, David could show kindness to Mephibosheth. 2 Samuel 4:4; 9
5. David and Bathsheba David sinned, but he repented and God forgave him. 2 Samuel 11-12:15
6. David and Absalom God remained faithful to David and punished Absalom for rebelling against God's chosen king. 2 Samuel 15-18
Dear Family Text

I’m really looking forward to getting to know the members of our group this year—including your child. During the first six weeks we’re going to be exploring stories about David—giant-killer, warrior, king. We’re going to find out why God called David “a man after his own heart.” 

I challenge you to take time to marvel at these stories with your child at home too—to wonder what they mean for your lives, to live into them together. Your set of God’s Big Story cards will help you do that. 

Here is a glance at the upcoming sessions with suggested questions to talk about as a family each week: 
David and Goliath 
What do you suppose gave David, a boy, the courage to face a giant? What giants do we need to face? 

David and Jonathan 
What’s the deepest friendship you have ever experienced? What’s involved in being a really good friend? 

David and Saul 
Put yourself in David’s shoes. What might he have been thinking as he approached Saul in the cave? 

David and Mephibosheth 
Why was Mephibosheth hidden from David? How might he have been surprised about the way he was treated in the palace? 

David and Bathsheba 
Think of a time when you did wrong and then tried to cover up what you did. How did that feel? 

David and Absalom 
Where do you see God in this story? 

Our Memory Challenge for this unit is Psalm 51:10-12, words David wrote after repenting of his sin with Bathsheba. You can download a Scripture song version of this Memory Challenge, “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” on the Leader Support page of You may also want to listen to our other unit song “You Never Let Go,” (also available on the CD or for download), based on another psalm of David. 

I look forward to continuing this exciting faith journey with your child! 

David and Goliath