NextLevel Online: 1 Samuel

Session 10: David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)

Session 10 covers the story of David and Goliath.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

What more could be said about David and Goliath?

Interpreting the Story

  • Setting:

  • Characters:

    • Goliath –

    • Saul –

    • David –

  • Action:

    • What do we learn from the speeches that we can’t miss?

    • The battle


  • God empowers faithful servants to beat the _____________________.

  • God raises up underdogs committed to _____________________ mission and glory.

  • _____________________ alone is the true Son of David…

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • Up to this point, what has been your experience of the story of David and Goliath?

  • What details were you surprised by that you hadn’t noticed before?

  • In what ways might we read this story that would be unfaithful to its actual meaning and therefore unhelpful?

  • When have you seen God empower you to beat the odds as you sought to faithfully live for his honor?

  • How does this text apply to us as a church in our day?

  • Why is it important to see this text as more about Christ than about ourselves?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.