Sermon Series: Old School
March 1/2: David & Goliath
March 8/9: Jonah & the Big Fish
March 15/16: Daniel & the Lion’s Den
Maybe some of you remember learning Old Testament Bible stories in Sunday School when your teacher stuck the characters up on the flannelgraph. Maybe some of you are completely oblivious to some of the stories in the Old Testament. Throughout this 3-week sermon series, we will be teaching your students some of the more familiar stories from the Old Testament.
The first week of the series, we will be talking about the story of David & Goliath. In the midst of an old fashion standoff with the Philistine army camped out on one mountainside and the Israelite army camped out on another and only a valley scattered with terebinth trees separating them, two men engaged in combat to decide the outcome of the entire war. One was a wiry shepherd boy and the other a feared giant. Who will emerge as victor?
The second week of the series, we will talk about the story of Jonah & the Big Fish. In a time when a powerful empire threatened to lay siege to the kingdom of Israel, God sent one man to change the hearts of a nation. God told Jonah to go into the heart of the empire to encourage the people to repent. Can one man change the course of human history?
The third week of the series, we will be talking about the story of Daniel & the Lion’s Den. In a foreign land, far from his home, one man takes a stand against a powerful king. The king of Persia sought to eradicate the worship of God, but in a blatant act of civil disobedience, Daniel defied this king. Would Daniel’s bold resistance prove to be futile or could it change history?
Weekly Reading Guide
Here is the weekly reading guide to follow along with throughout the series. This will be great to read through as a family!
1 Samuel 17: 1 – 18
1 Samuel 17: 19 – 36
1 Samuel 17: 37 – 53
Jonah 1 & 2
Daniel 6: 1 – 9
Daniel 6: 10 – 18
Daniel 6: 19 – 28
Family Action Step
Throughout this series, find three other Old Testament stories to read together as a family.
Family Scripture Memory
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16 – 17