Samuel was a great leader of God’s people in the Old Testament. He was the last of the judges and, as such, was the prophet and priest who led Israel during the transition from a confederation of tribes during the period of the Judges to the nation’s monarchy. He is, therefore, a central figure in God’s unfolding story. In fact, Samuel is introduced before he was even born through the prayer of his mother, Hannah. She prayed God would give her a child and promised the child would be dedicated to the Lord. God answered Hannah’s prayer and Samuel became a great servant of the Lord and leader of His people. He learned to serve and obey God as a child in the sanctuary at Shiloh under Eli’s leadership. He later used those lessons and God’s leadership to help Israel’s first two kings (Saul and David) and hold them accountable. Samuel’s life will provide many important lessons for older preschoolers. Lessons in this unit are listed below. To purchase this unit for $24.95, simply click the red “Buy Unit” button above. To download a free sample lesson, click here.
Unit Bible Lessons
God loves to show His power by doing the impossible. More than once in scripture we see Him giving a child to the childless in response to the earnest prayers of a faithful woman. God remains a God who answers prayer!
Children can learn to serve the Lord and His people at an early age. The child Samuel is a great example of how children can learn to honor the Lord with their service. God had great things planned for Samuel and He has great things planned for the children in your care!
God chooses to speak to us in different ways, but He always expects us to be obedient. Samuel was unfamiliar with God’s voice, but when he realized God was speaking, he willingly submitted in obedience to God’s revelation.
Sometimes God calls us to do things we don’t really want to do. Samuel didn’t want to give Israel a king, but God told him to do as the people had requested. It takes faith and character to follow the Lord when we don’t really want to do so.