King Saul Sunday School Lesson

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The Lord had told Samuel that he would send a man called Saul, who he shall anoint so that he may save the people out of the hands of the Philistines. 

When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him that this is the man to rule over my people Israel. Israel had their own ideas and wrong motives on selecting a king. The Israelites were not prepared to wait for God’s time to give them a king.  

Saul was a weak king and only wanted to murder David, because David was selected to take his place one day on the throne, Saul became jealous.

Saul’s hatred and jealousy for David was so much that he could not concentrate on his duties as a king. After a while Saul became selfish and he would not listen to God. 

Bad things started happening to Saul and his people, because of his disobedience to God. The greatest failure of Saul was when he disobeyed God. 

Saul’s troops were deserting him daily. Samuel told Saul that at the end of each week an offering will be made by a priest, but Saul was impatient. The prophet Samuel told Saul to wait on God, for God has His own time. 

Saul went ahead impatiently and did the sacrifice himself. No sooner had he finished, when Samuel appeared. The prophet said “you have greatly sinned; only the priest is to make the sacrifice.”

Saul’s reign ended in disaster when he was in battle, Saul was wounded and took his own life by falling on his own sword.


Questions and Answers

Q. Who did Samuel anoint with oil?

A. Saul.

Q. Saul was jealous of whom?

A. David.

Q. How did Saul die?

A. He fell on his own sword.


Moral of the Story

Being jealous is not good for the soul; it is bad for the spirit and mind. We should always strive to be better and to love others when God blesses them.

Meaning of the words.

Anoint - To bless someone.

Deserting - To run away. 


Verse of the Day

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. 

Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. 

Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. 

The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. 

I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.

Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.

How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.

1) On adobe reader, select sign.

2) Select add text.

3) Type in verse or wording.

4) Select file and save as.

1 Samuel 18:11

And he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice.

1 Samuel 18:12

And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.

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King Saul Coloring Page

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Right-click to download the King Saul Sunday school lesson coloring page.


King Saul Sunday School Lesson, Craft

Material needed.

A stapler, paper tape, two sided tape, glitter glue, colored paper cardboard, colored markers , scissors , glue, pencil, ruler, plans on web, pen and two ear buds.


Right-click to download the King Saul crown plan 2.
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Right-click to download the King Saul craft plan 1.


Step by Step Video
Making King Saul's Crown


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About Our Lessons

Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your bible to add or take away. At the bottom there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.



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