Christmas for Beginners – Day 12

King David Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               God told the prophet Samuel to anoint David, son of Jesse, causing the Spirit of the Lord to come upon him.  At the time, the Israelites were at war with the Philistines.  David killed Goliath, the Philistine’s giant warrior.  When King Saul died, David…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 11

Judges and Ruth Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               The Book of Judges describes a cycle in which Israel found itself:              The Israelites would forget about God.             They would sin.  A lot.             They would be oppressed by their enemies.             They would realize they needed to turn back to God.             They…