This episode deals with the death of David’s son Absalom. We see what happens when he starts a rebellion and tries to kill his own father to take the throne.
Discussion questions for your kids: Do your friends ever try to get you to do bad things? Is it easier to get them to do good things if you haven’t done a lot of bad stuff around them before? Why or why not?
Bonus: Here’s an article I wrote about how inefficiency can be pleasing to God.
In this episode, we explore the sad story of David’s sons. We will see how the bad things we do always hurt more people than we think they will.
Questions to talk about with your kids: Have you ever thought that you could do a bad thing and it wasn’t that bad? Did the little bad thing ever turn into a big bad thing? Who can we turn to when we get ourselves into trouble?
P.S. Here’s a great article with links to get started reading, reciting, singing and praying with your family regularly.
We are going to examine the “high point” of David’s life. We’ll examine how David reacts to the news that God has given him an eternal kingdom.
Discussion with your kids: How do you treat people who don’t like you? What if you knew that they had been mean and unkind to you in the past? Do we avoid them or try to hurt them first? Why does God want us to show them love and kindness instead?
And if you haven’t had a chance to check out Thomas’ resource for helping your children get to know God more, here’s the link.
In this episode, we get to learn about the civil war in Israel that occurs when Saul’s son, Ish-Bosheth, tries to become king instead of God’s anointed king, David.
Discussion with your kids: How do we treat others when they’ve done something mean or wrong to us? Why does revenge never work?
Thomas also heads up a website called Lamp Lighters, which is a family devotional program whose sole purpose is to bring your family into God’s story by reading, singing, and praying together.
“We designed each section to assist the overloaded parent with devoting time consistently to our God. We want to help you plant small seeds into your daily schedule that grow into beautiful gardens that bear fruit in every one of your family member’s lives. Find out how to get started with this blog post.”
In this episode, guest Bible teacher Thomas Morse shares about David’s love for Saul, even though Saul didn’t treat David well. We can learn how to love those who aren’t nice to us by learning from David and Jesus.
Discussion with your kids: Think of someone who isn’t nice to you at school, daycare, or church. Think about some nice things you could do for them, and then make some plans to bless them!
Bonus: Here’s an article I wrote about why you don’t have to have all the answers.