The Children\'s Chapel

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by Rosemarie Ann Haas

Text Version | Afrikaans | Italian

boy looking out a window

Peter stood at the window with his face pressed against the cold glass, watching snowflakes drifting gently downward through the brisk January air. “Everyone gets to go places but me,” he mumbled through his squished lips. “Just because I'm the youngest, I NEVER get to do ANYthing special,” he complained.

His three older brothers had taken off again on an outing with the youth group, leaving Peter behind as usual.

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A Boy, a Giant, and a Slingshot

Why was
everyone so SCARED of this big bully David looked around at the scared faces surrounding him. Why was everyone so SCARED of this big bully? God was on their side, so why were they afraid? Goliath was making them look STUPID! And no one was doing ANYTHING!

David had just come to see how his three older brothers were doing at the battle and was delivering food their father had sent. He thought he would get to see the soldiers fighting.

But there, on the other side of the valley, stood a GREAT BIG GIANT. And, of course, no one wanted to fight him because he was just, well…just so BIG!  So his brothers and the rest of the Israelite army were just standing there, looking very, very scared. David wasn't impressed. Something had to be done!

I will fight him He walked up to one of the men and asked, “Excuse me, but isn't anyone going to fight that man?”

The soldier looked down at him. “You mean Goliath?”

David nodded. “Yes, is someone going to fight him or not?”

“Are you kidding? He's too big!” the soldier replied. “He'd crush our strongest men in a second! NO one's going to fight THAT giant.”

David stared at him with a smile. “Then I'LL fight him!”

The man laughed, “Oh, you're just a boy! In fact, you should be going home now. Your brothers have their food, so go!”

David turned around and walked away, trying to ignore the laughter and sneers of the crowd.

So what if he WAS just a kid? God was on his side, too! But he did need to get home and it didn't seem like anyone was going to listen to him here.

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Just as he was about to leave the camp, a man came running up behind him. “Excuse me. Are you David?” he asked.

“Yes, I am. Is there something wrong?” David asked him.

He took David to a large tent where inside sat King Saul
on his royal throne “Just come with me, please,” the man responded, taking David's arm gently. He took David to a large tent where inside sat King Saul on his royal throne.

David stepped forward and respectfully asked, “Sir, you wanted to see me?”

The king looked down at the small boy before him. “Uh, yes. Go fetch the man who said he wanted to fight Goliath.”

David smiled proudly. “That's me!”

King Saul looked at him strangely, and David stopped smiling.

“Is there something wrong, King Saul?” he asked timidly.

“YES! YOU cannot fight Goliath! You are nothing but a small boy. He would crush you in an instant,” King Saul bellowed.

Once when I
was watching my dads sheep a lion tried to eat one of the lambs and
I killed it with my bare hands “But God is on my side, right?

“He'll protect me.

“You don't have to worry, King.

“It'll be okay. I promise,” David said.

“Once, when I was watching my dad's sheep, a lion tried to eat one of the lambs. I killed it with my bare hands. Another time, a bear tried to eat some of my dad's sheep. I killed it, too.”

“If you must go, you will need armor,” he said as he motioned for a guard to come over. “Go get my royal armor,” he told the guard.

When he came back, King Saul commanded the guard to put it on David. David stood, or tried to stand, under all the armor. It was heavy — VERY heavy.

“Um, King Saul?” David mumbled from underneath the suit of heavy armor.

“Yes?” he answered, trying to place the sword in David's hand. CLANG! David dropped it.

“This stuff is TOO heavy. I can't wear all this. I'll be fine without it, King Saul.”

When he didn't seem convinced, David said, “King Saul, God is on my side. I'm not scared. Please let me go fight the giant.” King Saul went back to his throne and sighed heavily.

“All right. You may go,” he said. “But please be careful. The Lord be with thee.”

David smiled, and as he walked out of the tent said, “THANKS!”

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He soon reached the valley where the giant was standing on the
other side He soon reached the valley where the giant was standing on the other side.

David turned and saw a small brook.

He walked over to it and picked up five smooth stones.

He placed one into his leather slingshot and stepped closer to where the giant was.

“What is this?” Goliath bellowed loudly. “The Israelites send me a BOY to fight? I will feed your skin to the birds!”

David shivered at the thought, then straightened his back and lifted his chin. “But God is on my side. You can't hurt me! And I'm NOT scared!”

 David began to swing his slingshot in the airThe rock flew through the air straight at Goliaths forehead

Goliath laughed and David began to swing his slingshot in the air slowly at first, then faster and faster. Goliath saw what he was trying to do and began walking towards him.

David had won the battle
for the Israelites Then SNAP!! David snapped the slingshot and the rock flew through the air, straight at Goliath's forehead, and WHAM!! David's eyes widened as the giant went cross-eyed for a moment, then fell over! He was dead and Israel was saved!!

David had won the battle for the Israelites!!

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Don't tell God you have a big problem.
Tell your problem you have a big God!


1. Name the animals that tried to kill David's
2. Was David able to protect his sheep from those
3. What was the giant’s name?
4. Why didn't David wear King Saul's armor to
fight Goliath?
5. How many stones did David pick up and how many
did he need in the end?
6. Was David afraid of Goliath? Why not?


“I can do all things through Christ which
strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).


“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be
courageous; be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his
mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10).

“…His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good
and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over
a few things, I will make thee ruler over many
things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord”
(Matthew 25:21).


Does it really matter to God if you are short or
tall, fat or skinny? God could use YOU to do
something special for Him. What may God want you
to do?

Think of a time when you really needed God's help.
Maybe it's right now. Look to God for help.

[After discussion:] It does not matter how big or
small you are. God cares about how big your heart
is. He cares about how much you trust Him and
longs for you to turn to Him for help.

God can use YOU to do great things for Him, but
first He wants you to learn to be faithful in the
little things.


Dog and boy praying

Dear God, help me to know that You love me just
the way I am. Give me the courage to do what You
want me to do. Help me to remember that You are
with me at ALL times, ready to help me
with ALL my problems. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

1 Samuel 17

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David & Goliath Battle Playset
David & Goliath Dish Set
Four In A Row Game: David Vs. Goliath
Tales of Glory Play Set
24-Piece Puzzle

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A Giant Headache
David and Goliath 1 (online)
David and Goliath 2 (online)
David & Me Devotions for Boys
David The Fearless Fighter (Biblewise)
David The Shepherd: A Man of Courage
Happy Day Books, Bible Stories: David & Goliath
HOBC Bible Big Book: David and Goliath
Manga Melech: Manga #4, King David
Ready, Set, Find David & Goliath
Superbook: A Giant Adventure-David and Goliath, Hardcover
The Story of David (read online)

Beginner's Bible
Beginner's Bible for Little Ones
Bible in Pictures For Toddlers
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Early Reader's Bible
100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs w/2 CD
Pilgrim's Progress for Kids
Spanish Children's Books

365 Activities For Kids:
A Bible Story And Activity For Each Day Of The Year

365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories
The Complete Illustrated Children's Bible
The Picture Bible (also in Spanish)
The Preschooler's Bible
Toddler's Bible


A Boy, A Giant and a Slingshot coloring page (online)
Philippians 4:13 (online)
Bible Colour and Learn: 09 The Story of David
David and Goliath coloring page (online)
Coloring page (online)
David the Giant Slayer (online)
My Bible Stories Coloring Book with Stickers Volume 2

Action Bible Coloring Book
Coloring Through the Bible (online)
Beginner's Bible Super-Duper Mighty Jumbo Coloring Book
Bible Stories Kids Love Coloring Book (ages 2 to 4)
Big Book of Bible Story Coloring Pages for Elementary Kids

God Loves You Coloring Book:
A Read-aloud Coloring Book About God's Plan for Salvation

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know, Coloring Book
My Bible Coloring Book
My Gospel Story by Colors--Activity Book
The Awesome Coloring Book of Bible Comics
The Super-Sized Book of Bible Coloring & Art
The Super-Sized Book of Bible Verse Coloring Pages
Children's Bible Coloring Books


Fill-in-the-Blanks (online)
Jigsaw Puzzle (online)
Stone Matching Game (online)
Anagram (online)
Crossword Puzzle (online)
David and Goliath activities (online)
Maze (online)
Pin the Stone on Goliath game (online)
Word Mining Worksheet (online)
Word Search (online)

Best Book of Bible Activities
Bible Puzzles: Word Search
Big Book Of Bible Puzzles
Big Book Of Bible Story Activity Pages V1
Bingo (online)
Children's Activity Books
Children's Puzzles
Christian and educational toys
Crossword Books
Encyclopedia Of Bible Games For Children's Ministry
Jumbo Bible Activity Book 4
Memory Verse Games for Kids
Sticker Books
The Super Sized Book of Bible Puzzles


David's Bag of Stones (online)
The Battle Is the Lord's wall hanging (online)

Bible Crafts
Bible Craft Videos (online)
Crafting the Word of God (online)

Easy-to-Make Bible Crafts PDF for Kids
& Digital Album Download [PDF Download]

Encyclopedia Of Bible Crafts For Preschoolers
Hot Crafts for Cool Kids pdf download
Maker-ific WOWS! (ages 8-12): 54 Surprising Bible Crafts

More! Bible Crafts on a Shoe String Budget:
Paper Sacks & Cardboard Tubes

(Reproducible: Ages 5-10)

Puppet Crafts For Kids (online)

The Big Picture Bible Crafts:
101 Simple and Amazing Crafts to Help Teach Children the Bible

birds singing

Only a Boy Named David

Bigger Than Any Mountain (online)
David And Goliath [Music Download]
David Shepherd Boy (online)
David's Song (online)
David Poem (online)
Donut Man: David and Goliath (online)
Donut Man: Goliath (online)
Only a Boy Named David (online)
Only a Boy Named David (online lyrics)
Steve Green: I Can Do All Things (online)

100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs
Action Bible Songs
Bible Songs on CD
Bible Songs on DVD
150 All-Time Favorite Veggietunes
100 Singalong Bible Songs For Kids

Platinum Bible Collection of Classic Christian Songs on DVD
The Bible in a Minute (online)

25 Favorite Sunday School Songs
Children's Music

CDs and Videos

Bible Comes Alive Series CD Album 2 (Your Story Hour)

Bible on the Go Vol. 16: David and Goliath;
David and Jonathan; David and Saul (1 Samuel 17-18, 20, 24, 31) -
Unabridged Audiobook [Download]

Dave & the Giant Pickle (reissue) VeggieTales DVD (Veggie Tales)
David, God's Champion

Heroes of the Bible: David & Goliath,
Esther, and Daniel in the Lions' Den, VeggieTales DVD

King David (online)
King David: Shepherd (online)
Superbook: A Giant Adventure—David and Goliath
Superbook: David and Saul, DVD

All the Shows, Volume 1: 1993-1999
Do You Wonder Why? (online)
God's Story from Creation to Eternity (online)
Read and Share Toddler Bible with DVD
The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Kit
Bible story DVDs
Children's DVDs


Sling and Stones in Bible and in Archeology (online)

Free Bible story images (online)
801 Questions Kids Ask About God
Absentee Postcards
African American Resources
Almost Every Answer for Practically Any Teacher
Bible for Children in 232 languages (online)
Children's Ministry
Bible Memory Match Game
Big Book of Bible Games
Bulletin Board helps
Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul
Children's Sermon (online)
Church Supplies
Closing Prayer (online)

FREE materials to Bible schools, Bible colleges, seminaries,
churches, missionaries & individuals worldwide

52 Games That Teach The Bible
Free educational videos (online)
God's Servants Teach Me

God's Wisdom for Little Boys:
Character-Building Fun from Proverbs

Help! I'm a Sunday School Teacher
How To Lead a Child To Christ
How to Make Bible Characters from Milk Cartons (online)
KidMin ToolBox: Boxed Book Set
King James Version Gift & Award Bibles

Leading Little Ones to God:
A Child's Book of Bible Teachings

Lord Teach Me To Pray For Kids
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
Memory Verse Activities (online)
Memory Verse Resources
Object Talks
Opening Prayer (online)
Parenting Resources
Puppet Scripts
Review Activities for Bible Lessons (online)
Seven Laws of the Learner
Spanish Resources
Sunday school resources
Sunday School Songs: Lyrics and Tunes (online)
Talking to God
Teachers' Reproducible Classroom Pages
Teaching Children Memory Verses Ages 4-5
Teaching Children To Pray Ages 4-5
Teaching to Change Lives
The Beginner's Bible Curriculum Kit
The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Kit

The Humongous Book of Bible Skits
for Children's Ministry

Vacation Bible School
What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know

Children's resources (online)

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