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Year 1 - Month 7 Content

Month 7 Stories

Hannah’s Promise

1 Samuel 1

  • Elkanah had two wives, Peninnah and Hannah. Why did Peninnah make fun of Hannah? (Because Hannah had not had any children)

  • Where did Elkanah, Hannah, an1 Samuel 3 - 4d Peninnah go to worship? (Shiloh)

  • Who was the priest at Shiloh? (Eli)

  • What prayer did Hannah fervently pray? (Prayed for a child)

  • What did Hannah promise God? (She would give her child to the Lord.)

  • What did Hannah say would never be done to her son? (No razor would touch his head.)

  • When Eli saw Hannah praying, what did he think? (He thought she was drunk.)

  • What did Hannah name her son? (Samuel)

  • What three things did Hannah bring with her when she brought Samuel to Shiloh? (A three-year-old bull for sacrifice, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine)

Samuel Is Called

1 Samuel 3 - 4

  • What physical problem did Eli have? (He could not see well.)

  • What was near to the place where Samuel was sleeping? (The ark of God)

  • What was burning near where Samuel was sleeping? (The lamp of God)

  • How many times did God call out to Samuel? (Four)

  • Who told Samuel that it was the Lord calling? (Eli)

  • What did Eli tell Samuel to say to God? (Speak, for your servant hears.)

  • Why did god punish the house of Eli? (His sons were blaspheming God, and Eli didn’t stop them.)

  • Did Samuel tell Eli that God was going to punish Eli? (Yes)

  • How did Eli’s sons Hophni and Phinehas die? (In battle against the Philistines)

Saul, Israel’s First King

1 Samuel 9-15

  • Why did God give Israel a king? (They asked for one.)

  • What was Saul looking for when he went to see Samuel? (His father’s donkeys)

  • How did Samuel know that Saul was the man who would be appointed as prince over the people? (God told him.)

  • What had God said Saul would accomplish as king? (Save the people from the Philistines)

  • What people did Saul defeat first as king? (Ammonites)

  • After defeating the Ammonites, whom did Saul and his armies fight? (Philistines)

  • Who led a charge to defeat the Philistines? (Saul’s son, Jonathan, and Jonathan’s armor bearer)

  • What kingdom did God tell Saul to completely destroy? (The Amalekites)

  • How did Saul disobey God when fighting the Amelekites? (He took King Agag as a prisoner and kept the best animals of the Amalekites.)

  • What was the result of Saul’s disobedience when he didn’t fully destroy the Amalekites? (God rejected him as king.)

David Anointed

1 Samuel 16

  • To whom did God send Samuel to find the second King of Israel? (Jesse of Bethlehem)

  • What did Samuel take with him when he went to see Jesse in Bethlehem, and for what purpose? (A heifer for a sacrifice)

  • Which of Jesse’s sons did Samuel think must be the one chosen to be the next King? (Eliab)

  • Why did Samuel think Eliab must be the next king? (He was tall and good looking.)

  • How many of Jesse’s sons did Samuel see who were not chosen to be king? (Seven)

  • Who was Jesse’s youngest son? (David)

  • What was David doing when Samuel asked Jesse to bring him to Samuel? (Keeping the sheep)

  • Which of Jesse’s sons did God chose to be the king? (David)

  • What happened to David after Samuel anointed him? (The Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him.)

  • What instrument did David play for Saul? (Lyre)

Month 7 Memory Work

Sword Point

Acts 13:22 

I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.

Spiritual Truth

Tell me about God’s calling: 

God calls imperfect men and women to accomplish His perfect will.  He still calls us today.

  • Hannah’s Promise

  • Samuel Is Called


  • Saul, Israel’s First King

  • David Anointed 

Map It 
  • Bethlehem

Old Testament Books  

Books of History:

  • Joshua

  • Judges

  • Ruth

  • 1 & 2 Samuel

  • 1 & 2 Kings

  • 1 & 2 Chronicles

  • Ezra

  • Nehemiah

  • Esther

Year 1 Month 7 Hand Motions
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