what we are Reading: I Samuel 16 - II Samuel 12
Unit Overview: Because of Saul’s disobedience, God rejected him as Israel’s first king and chose David to be king. Through David’s family, God brought forth the last King—the Redeemer Jesus Christ. Jesus is the perfect King who brings peace and salvation to the world.
Big Idea: How is Jesus the perfect King? Jesus perfectly rules over the universe as the King of kings.
Memory Verse | Psalm 145:13
Primer videos will be posted the Wednesday prior to the date taught
Week 1 | September 22nd | I Samuel 16–17
Story Point: God chose David to be king instead of Saul.
Christ Connection: David did not look like a king or a mighty warrior, but God chose him to be king over Israel and gave him victory over Goliath. The Israelites were too weak and afraid to face Goliath; they needed David to fight on their behalf. In a similar way, though Jesus did not look like a warrior or king, we need Him to fight for us. Jesus gives us victory over sin and death.
Week 2 | September 29th | I Samuel 24
Story Point: David showed mercy even though Saul hated him.
Christ Connection: David showed mercy to Saul, his enemy, because David trusted God’s plan. Jesus also trusted His Father’s plan. He died on the cross so His enemies could experience God’s mercy and live forever as part of God’s family.
Week 3 | October 6th | II Samuel 6-7
Story Point: God promised that the Messiah would come from David’s family.
Christ Connection: God promised David that every future king of Israel would come from David’s family, and David’s kingdom would last forever. God kept His promise by sending His Son, Jesus, as one of David’s descendants. Jesus is our King who will never die; He will rule over God’s people forever.
Week 4 | October 13th | II Samuel 9
Story Point: David showed kindness to Jonathan’s son.
Christ Connection: King David showed surprising kindness to Mephibosheth even though he didn’t have to. In a greater way, God shows surprising kindness to us. Because of Jesus, He invites us into His family and gives us life with Him forever.
Week 5 | October 20th | II Samuel 11–12; Psalm 51
Story Point: David repented and God forgave him.
Christ Connection: When David sinned against God, God forgave him, but sin always comes with a price. God spared David’s life, but David’s son died. When we sin, we deserve death. But we can receive God’s forgiveness because God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin.
Week 6 | October 27th | Psalm 23
Story Point: David wrote a psalm to praise God.
Christ Connection: David compared God’s love, protection, and guidance for His people to that provided by a shepherd for his sheep. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He laid down His life to save people from sin. Because of Jesus, we have hope that one day we will live with God forever.
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The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered curriculum that we use to teach chronologically through the entire Bible in three years, showing how Christ is the central figure of God’s word and plan. This curriculum is large group and small group based, and each child has the opportunity to journal what God is teaching them.
All age groups, from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, will learn the same story each week, but it is tailored to each grade level’s learning ability. As the children move up a grade, they will continue on the same chronological plan they started. We also resource parents with tools in order to help them engage their children about the weekly lesson.
About Summit Kids
As children respond to the relationship God has called them into, we desire to help them develop that relationship and learn to:
passionately pursue God
live connected for others
discover their Spirit-giftedness
steward their lives
share their grace stories
Our hope and expectation is that if you consider Summit your church and have children involved in Summit Kids, you will commit to serve in the ministry. Summit Kids continues to grow each and every week, and we would love nothing more than to see parents pour into a ministry that pours into their children every weekend. Non-parents are welcome to serve as well.
At Summit, our mission is that every man, woman, and child in the Upstate of South Carolina have the repeated opportunity to see and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and in Summit Kids we take that last part – the child – very seriously.
Every Sunday in Summit Kids, through our qualified volunteers and first-rate curriculum, we strive to provide a safe environment where children, birth-5th grade, can experience the love of God and begin a relationship with Him.
If you would like more information about Summit Kids, our classes and curriculum, or how you can get involved, please contact your Summit Kids campus director.
Easley: Trista Carlton