Children’s Church/Family Worship 08-09-2020

Text: 1 Samuel 25:2-17

Topic(s): Sharing

Questions to ask in children’s church:

  1. Read Genesis 1:26; 2:5, 15, 18 (NIV is the best translation for children).
    1. For what purpose, or function, did God make people?
      1. God made people to take care of the earth.
      2. God owns the earth and people. We are simply here to take care of God’s things.
  2. Read 1 Samuel 25:2-17.
    1. Why didn’t Nabal want to share his sheep with David?
      1. Nabal didn’t want to share because he thought the sheep were his instead of God’s.
    2. Why do you think we share things with other people and give to people in need?
      1. It’s not actually our stuff. It’s God’s, and we are here to steward it instead of own it.
  3. It’s important for us to share everything we have because God is king and everything belongs to Him.

Family worship after Sunday’s sermon:

  1. Read 1 Samuel 25:2-17 again.
  2. Why do Nabal’s servants refer to him as a worthless man?
  3. What does our hospitality and generosity reveal about who God is?
  4. If we feel entitled to anything, what do we insinuate about the god we worship?

Note from the pastor to families:

In America, we have been conditioned to earn money, property, and time for ourselves. We have come to see ourselves as entitled gods. When we peer into the order of creation in Genesis 1-2, we see that God has made us stewards and not owners of His creation. Entitlement and greed are two of the deepest idolatries the human race has ever committed. When we recognize Christ as Lord, we become more generous and hospitable stewards of those things He has entrusted to us—jobs, homes, technology, intelligence, vehicles, money, and everything else we have been entrusted to steward. We experience more joy because everything we steward we steward for God’s glory rather than to exalt ourselves—He is good and provided those things for our enjoyment and good. If we do not recognize Christ as Lord, we feel entitled—jobs, homes, technology, intelligence, vehicles, money, and everything else we think we own become the means of our satisfaction or happiness. When we don’t accomplish our goals or get what we think we deserve, we become cynics and joy alludes us because we have not recognized our proper function on this earth. God, Himself, is our rest, not our stuff.

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Published by Andrew Paul Cannon

Andrew has been in vocational ministry since 2011 after volunteering from his teens. He has served in the lead pastorate since he was 25. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Ministry with an emphasis on Youth Ministry and a Master’s of Divinity in Christian Ministry with an emphasis on Apologetics. Andrew is currently in pursuit of his Doctorate of Philosophy, where he will specialize in Systematic Theology. Andrew has written several books, has served in both large and small churches, and started his own non-profit missions organization. Andrew’s wife, Kati, and family serve alongside him.

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