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Kids Lesson: Eli's Sons Disobeyed God (1 Samuel 4-6)


Eli's Sons Disobeyed God - 1 Samuel 4-6

The ark of God reminded the Israelites that God was with them. Years later, God gave His people something greater than a sign that He was with them; God gave them His Son, Jesus—God in the flesh. One of Jesus’ names is Immanuel, which means “God with us.”

Big Picture Question

What is the punishment for sin? The punishment for sin is death.

Key Passage

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23

  • For the wages - put left palm out at waist
  • Of sin - put right palm out at waist
  • Is death - cross arms in X in front of chest
  • But the gift - put left hand up in air
  • Of God - put right hand up in air
  • Is eternal life - point index fingers at each other in front of waist
  • In Christ - point up with left index finger
  • Jesus our Lord - point up with right index finger

Key Passage Song

Bible Story

Bible Story Summary

  • Eli the priest had two sons who were both wicked.
  • The Israelites fought the Phi istines, but God did not give them victor.
  • Eli’s sons carried the ark of the covenant into battle to be a good luck charm.
  • The Philistines won again and captured the ark.
  • God punished them for keeping it, so they sent the ark back.

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