1 Samuel 3:1-10
Samuel was one of the great prophets of God, sharing the words of God with others. But when he was young, he relied on the priest Eli to teach him and help him learn to understand God’s word and his voice. We can reach out to wise men and women and ask for their help in understanding the Bible.
A phone with a social media app
Begin this lesson by pulling up one of your regular social media apps. Show the kids how many followers you have and how many people you follow. Tell them about a few people you follow, preferably people you look up to as leaders.
If we want to grow as believers, we need to get behind people who have walked the path we are walking. God has given us parents, teachers, coaches, and pastors who know what it’s like to be a kid, to struggle with questions of faith, and just handle the ups and downs of life. God has placed leaders in each one of our lives, and if we follow them, we can understand God’s Word much better than we ever could on our own.
Ultimately, God wants us to follow His lead. He’s given us spiritual leaders who are already following to help us get on the right track. Let’s thank God for the spiritual leaders in our lives, and let’s become good students and followers so we can learn more about our Lord.
Make this week’s lesson real:
Share with your kids some adults who helped you to learn about God when you were little. How did those people have an affect on you?
Have the kids write a thank you note or draw a picture as a thank you gift for someone who has taught them about God.
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