David and Goliath Bible Sunday School Lesson

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The Lesson

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David looked after the sheep in the field.   

In David’s quiet time, he played instruments, and wrote songs and poems to God.

David was an Israelite and Israelites did not get on with the Philistines.

The problem with the Philistines, was that they had many giants living in their land. The biggest and the strongest giant’s name was Goliath. He was over nine feet tall. (That’s twice as tall as your dad) 

Goliath was covered with armor to protect himself and he carried a big spear. For forty days, every morning and every evening, Goliath shouted out in a loud voice, to scare the Israelites. 

Three of David's oldest brothers were old enough to fight.

Now David's father Jesse heard about the giant and was worried for his sons.  He called David out of the fields and asked him to take some food to his brothers and report back on how they were doing.

So David went to visit his brothers. As he approached the camp, he heard Goliath shouting like he did every morning. 

"Isn't someone going to stand up to this man?"  David asked the men in the camp if there was no man brave enough to fight this man.  "Then I will fight this giant Philistine." Said David. 

One of the men overheard David and went straight to Saul and told him what David had said.  Saul went to David and said, "You can't fight Goliath, you're only a boy and he has been fighting for many years."  But David said "I have had to fight against lions and bears to protect my father's sheep. God protected me then and He will protect me now.

Saul had no faith in God, but David did. That's why God loved David's heart and wanted him to be king.

Saul wanted David to wear heavy armor, but David decided not to. David knew that God would protect him. David picked up five smooth stones from a stream nearby and put them in a pouch around his waist, and with his sling, he went to Goliath.

As David walked towards Goliath, Goliath looked at David and got cross and thought it was a joke. Goliath said, “why do you send a child to fight me?”, and all the men on the Philistines side laughed. David said to him without fear, "You fight with a sword and I come with God on my side, today everyone will know that there is one true God in this land."

David reached into his pouch and pulled out a stone, put it into his slingshot and shot it at Goliath. The stone hit Goliath right between his eyes and suddenly Goliath stumbled and hit the ground.

David conquered the giant Philistine!  When the Philistines saw this, they ran away in fear and David became a hero to all the people in Israel.

David and Goliath Bible Questions

David and Goliath questions and answers

1) Question:

What were the two animals that David killed?

 Answer: Bears and lions

2) Question:

How many of David’s brothers were fighting in the battle?

Answer: 3

3) Question

Who did David trust?

Answer: God

Devotion for Sunday School teachers

Here is a devitional especially for you as a Sunday school teacher, in connection with David and Goliath...

The Goliath in you


David and Goliath Bible Verses

Verses for the day

1 Samuel 17: 37

Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the land of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David: “Go, and may the Lord be with you!”

I Samuel 17: 45

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

1 Samuel 17: 47

Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.

David and Goliath Bible Words for the day

Words learnt for the day

* Faith: Something that you can’t see, but believe in.

* Conquered: He won the battle.

Click here for our free David and Goliath coloring pages.

David and Goliath Bible Downloads and Activities

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

Here 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.

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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Right-click to download this PDF file here.

Making David's Stones


Collect five pebbles (stones) for each child. Make sure these stones are smooth. The five pebbles should all be able to fit in the palm of the hand. 

The teacher will type out and print the sentence (God will protect me now), for each child in the class. It will be cut out, one word per stone. 

Apply wood glue for sticking down the words on the pebbles. (You could do this in advance, if you don't want the kids getting full of glue!) Once that is done on all stones the child will then add a small amount of multipurpose water base sealant to the pebbles with a sponge. 

Put a small amount in a saucer for the kids to dip their sponges into and add a thin layer over your pebbles. 

It will have a milky effect on the pebble and when it is dries it becomes clear and shiny. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to dry, once it is dry, add a coat of clear varnish and leave to dry again.

You may find any of these small bags at a bead shop.  They are usually sold in bulk, and are reasonable in price. Give each child one to place their pebbles in, so that they can take them home.

Watch the video below for exact step for step instructions. 

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