Our Children’s Church started a new series this February called the Colorful Life of David!
Idea: Crayons come in many shades and hues. David – a man after God’s own heart – lived a life filled with as many shades as you would find in a box of crayons. When we look at the colors of David’s life, we see an image of what happens when we let God draw the picture of our lives.
Memory Verse: “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.” -Psalm 103:11
Purple – Purple was long considered the color of royalty. Kids will learn that even at a young age, God had set aside the shepherd boy David to have a royal future.
Gray – King Saul began to experience some very gray times, but he could always rely on David’s music to lift his spirits. Kids will learn that when we use our gifts to serve God, he will use them to help others.
Brown – David defeated Goliath with a sling a small brown stone. Kids will learn that with God on our side, we can do much with just a little.
Green – Saul was green with envy because the people loved David. Kids will learn that when we let envy into our lives, it can destroy us.
Yellow – Yellow is the color of fear. Despite his great friendship with Saul’s son Jonathan, David ran away for fear that Saul would kill him. Kids will learn that we can trust God to see us through every situation that makes us afraid.
Red – Saul was “seeing red” when it came to David; Saul wanted to kill David. When David had a chance to kill Saul, he chose not to take it. Kids will learn that we should not seek revenge, but trust God to take care of us.
Gold – After many years and many struggles, David finally wore the gold crown that God had promised him. Kids will learn that we can stay faithful to God, because he always remains faithful to us.
Blue – David was blue when he learned that his friend Jonathan was dead, but he became happy again when he was able to show kindness to Jonathan’s crippled son, Mephibosheth. Kids will learn that when we serve others, it helps us recover from the blues.
Black – Things could have gotten a little dark when God blocked David’s plans to build a temple. Kids will learn that even when things get black and our plans fail, we can still trust that God is in control.
White – David’s anger burned white hot when he realized how he had sinned against God. Kids will learn that no matter how we’ve sinned, we can always turn to God who will forgive us and make us clean again.
Silver – The songs that David wrote to God were more beautiful than fine silver. Kids will learn that when we praise God with our mouths and with our lives, it is a beautiful treasure to God.
Orange – Like a bright orange sunrise, a new day was dawning with David’s son Solomon as king. Kids will learn that our words have the power to help and bless other people.
Here are some pictures from the past several Sundays INCLUDING our Valentine’s Day Party which kicked off the new series!