Big Truth:

God Gives Children

1 Samuel 1:1-2; 1:19-20; 2:20-21; Psalm 127:3-5; 128:3-4; Proverbs 17:6; 1 Timothy 5:4

Bible Verse:

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Psalm 127:3

Big Ideas:

  • Children are a gift from God.
  • Children are known and created by God.
  • God’s gift of children should cause parents to worship and follow God.

Bible Story:

1 Samuel 1:1-2:11

Children are a gift from the Lord. For many years, Hannah prayed that God would give her a child. She wept before the Lord because her heart greatly desired to have a child. God gifted her with a son, and when he was just a few years old, Hannah gave her son back to the Lord by taking him to the temple to serve with the priest, Eli. God is the giver of all life and He gave Hannah Samuel just as He gives every parent their children.



God created everything. Everything we see, hear, feel, taste, and that exists was created by Him. Not only did He create everything, but He created everything perfectly, including humanity. He created mankind in His very image and likeness to reflect His worth. All of creation was made just like He wanted and designed it to be. To His delight, God looked at everything He made and declared that it was good. All creation exists for God, is good, and was created to bring Him glory.

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Every child should know that:

  • God created the family.

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Every child should:

  • Practice serving the members of their family.

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Every child should feel:

  • Thankful for the gift of family that God has given them.

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Every child should want:

  • To honor and respect their family.