Use this children’s sermon about David and Abigail to teach kids how to minister to others.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:14-23; 25
Needed: a musical instrument and a loaf of bread
Set out a musical instrument and a loaf of bread in plain view. Ask, what can you do help someone feel better when they’re in a bad mood? (Listen and comment on answers. Then, pick up the musical instrument.)
In the Bible, King Saul had times where he didn’t feel very good. His body was okay, but his spirit wasn’t. He would get angry and upset. One thing that helped him feel better was when David played music for him. David played music to help Saul get out of his bad mood.
Later, David was in a bad mood. He was out with his soldiers, and they were very hungry. They asked a rich man named Nabal for some food, but the rich man wouldn’t give them anything. David got so angry that he was going to kill the rich man.
But then, the rich man’s wife, Abigail, made David feel better when she brought him and his men some food. She asked David not to kill Nabal for being so mean.
(Read 1 Samuel 25:35.)
“Then David accepted from her hand what she had brought him and said, ‘Go home in peace. I have heard your words and granted your request.’”
David made Saul feel better when he was upset, and Abigail made David feel better when he was upset, just like we should help other people feel better when they’re upset.
Father God, we thank You for the examples of David and Abigail. Help us to do what we can to help other people when they feel angry or sad. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermons about Samuel and David.