Text Background: 1 Samuel
Sermon Link: Rise Above Teaching Video
Family Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17
Summary: This week we continued in our Rise Above series talking about David and Goliath. We decided to look at the story with new eyes, that David and Goliath is not an underdog story about David’s victory. It’s a story about God’s victory for the sake of his people and the progression of his kingdom. God chooses to use David because David has a confidence in God that many of us don’t have. David has a confidence because he spends consistent and regular time with God and remembers all the good he has done. We want to rise above the mess going on around us by finding new confidence in God, a confidence like David’s.
These are questions to ask your teenager that are deeper than, “How was your Wednesday night?!” and them reply, “…good.”
- What is confidence?
- How do we gain confidence in someone or something?
- Why does David have confidence in God?
- How can we become more confident in God?
- What should that confidence lead us to?
These are things you can do for the message to stick.
- Who in your life does your teenager have the most confidence in? Have them list our all the reasons that make them confident that person will never let them down. Talk through how they know those things to be true and how they got to that conclusion. Then ask how they build that relationship with God.
- Join a small group and bring your teenager to Sunday morning small groups. A community to learn in and invest in holds us accountable to be obedient. It’s very difficult to run from God and simultaneously be surrounded by His people.