Ask: Can you see someone's heart?
Discuss: It's not likely you can see a person's heart. But did you know that God can see our hearts? This isn't the one that beats away inside our chest, it is where our true feelings are and it holds our greatest passions or things we hold most important. We can't pretend or hide this one from God. This means that sometimes the way people look or act on the outside, doesn't always match what is going on inside. People can look big and strong on the outside, but on the inside, in their heart, they may be scared and weak.
For the next two months we are going to learn more about a guy named David. He is often called a "man after God's own heart" (1Samuel 13:14). Before we meet David in the video, it's important to know that Israel had asked for a King, so God appointed to make Saul their king, but God knew that wasn't gong to work out for the best. Saul was tall and handsome, he looked just like a king should look, but on the inside his heart didn't look the way it should. After Saul continually failed to put God first in his heart and in the things he was doing, God sent Samuel to find the one whose heart was after God. David doesn't look on the outside what a king might look like but it's what was in his heart that will matter.
Do: watch this video from together and don't forget to review this week's verse and Point together
Bonus: David's Life/Our Lives
Ask: Did you know that Jesus is also called a shepherd, just like David? And that when he was born, an angel first went to shepherds out in a field to tell them the news?
Do: Read Isaiah 40:11
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
Isaiah 40:11 NIV
Discuss: Shepherds have very important jobs, taking care of their sheep. This may not always be fun or seen as cool, but it is very important. Sheep trust their shepherd and even know his voice. This is the same for Christ Followers, we can trust that he will keep his promises if we believe. Jesus holds us in his heart!