The People Demand a King

When Samuel was old, the elders of Israel demanded a king to rule over them like all the other nations.   Although displeasing to Samuel, the Lord told him to “hearken to the voice of the people; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not be King over them.”  He was also to  solemnly warn them  of what it would truly cost them to have a king…but the people said  “NO!!! We will have a king over us…and to fight our battles.” Saul was chosen first to be king but was rejected when sin and pride started to reign in his heart.  David was anointed by Samuel to be the next king but he had to wait many years before he could actually rule.

Have some cotton available to glue on the sheep.

Samuel and Eli


This lesson is “refrigerator worthy”  and something Eli should have put into practice.  As High Priest, he was also  “boss” to his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, who were extremely  corrupt and did not know the LORD. Eli warned them of judgement but was unable to restrain them.  Samuel, however, ministered before the LORD even as a child. He was quick to obey, and got up three times when he thought Eli was calling him in the middle of the night.  Eli discerned that it was the LORD speaking to his young charge, so he instructed Samuel in how to answer.  In 1 Samuel 3 we read the judgement that was revealed to the future prophet of God.

You will need to have squares of felt to glue down for the the blanket.