God, tell me a story about…a child


“Lord, tell me your ways.
Show me how to live.
Guide me in your truth.
Teach me, my God, my Savior.
I trust you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

It’s been a while since we heard the story of Samuel. Here’s a short video to refresh your memory.If you would like to read the story of Samuel you can find it in the Bible in 1 Samuel chapter 3.

  1. What do you like about the story of Samuel? What part of it is your favourite part?
  2. What kinds of jobs do you think Samuel did for Eli? Was Samuel a good worker or a poor worker?
  3. In this story, does Samuel wish that he were somewhere else? Does he wish he were more important?
  4. Even though he may not have felt special, God had a special plan for Samuel. God called out to him right where he was, doing jobs for Eli and working in the temple.
  5. What kinds of things do you do everyday that are ordinary?( you might even think they are boring) The verse at the top talks about trusting God all day long, even while we’re doing ordinary things. Do you think God can teach us and guide us when everything feels so ordinary?
  6. Samuel didn’t know that God was going to call him while he was lying in his bed, or that he was going to use him, a little boy, to speak to people. Can God use you, too, to help people, to speak to people, and to share his love with others? Of course he can!
  7. Just like Samuel, we need to be ready to hear God speaking to us any time. Samuel did this by working hard, obeying Eli, and trusting in God. What can you do to make sure you’re ready to hear God when he calls your name?

And don’t forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Tell your mom you love her and find something nice to do for her today (or any day!). But whatever you do, just don’t be like these brothers…