CCPA - Do not sell my personal information, © Children's Ministry DealsEcommerce Software by Shopify. But pride can also be dangerous. Does anyone know what a family group of lions is called? So, before we even get to Samson and Delilah these are some lessons we can learn from Samson. We know this lesson is a fun and easy way to teach kids the story about Samson and Delilah. “'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” - Zechariah 4:6b. What was the mistake that the children of Israel continued to make in the book of Judges? June 1, 2020 May 1, 2020 by Rev. Does anyone know what it means to have a “big head”? Smitten with Delilah and infatuated with his own extraordinary talents, Samson walked right into the destructive plot. Needed: drawing paper, crayons or colored pencils. It is relentless. He wanted so badly to believe she loved him that he repeatedly fell for her deceptive ways. If we remember that, we can keep ourselves from getting a big head. Because Samson is just like you and me when we give ourselves over to sin. How can we keep ourselves from letting pride bring us down? It has a hero, a villain, a plot, and a sad conclusion with justice prevailing in the end. And in spite of his horrible failures and sins of great consequence, Samson's heart now turned to the Lord. Why did he give in to temptation and give up his treasured gift? At the time, Samson was judge over Israel and had been taking out great vengeance on the Philistines. We need to give him the glory for our successes and triumphs. That’s a lion joke. For many years, the Israelites lived without fear of the Philistines. LION: I wouldn’t say I’m afraid, but I make it a point to steer clear of baboons. Second, we need to thank God for all he’s given us. A mighty family of lions is called a pride. Samson was chosen by God to lead Israel. Use this Judges’ children’s Sunday School lesson to teach kids how they can be strong for God and resist temptation. Do you feel like a complete failure? Samson's calling from birth was to begin the deliverance of Israel from Philistine oppression (Judges 13:5). CHET: How can I not have pride, being who I am? We might look at Samson and his infatuation with Delilah, and consider him gullible — stupid even. LION: I sleep 21 hours a day under a tree. As part of that vow, his hair was never to be cut. CHET: Would you excuse me, I have to be… anywhere but here. In this state, we can easily be deceived because the truth becomes impossible to see. As he slaved at grinding grain, his hair began to grow back, but the careless Philistines paid no attention. Teach us to be humble and always submit to you. Why didn't Samson learn from his past mistakes? LION: Four lady lions, twelve cubs, and an old toothless, the former alpha male. It kills zebras, it kills wildebeests, it kills antelopes, and just last week it got a baby elephant. The person who blows the most bubbles wins. His parents were told by an angel that Samson was to be a Nazirite all his life. Just remember kids, pride kills. It reads like a classical Hollywood movie script. Ultimately, through his sacrificial death, Samson turned his miserable mistakes into victory. Samson abandoned his God-assigned mission to please the woman who had stolen his affections. Samson's calling from birth was to begin the deliverance of Israel from Philistine oppression (Judges 13:5). Down came the temple, killing Samson and everyone else in the temple. Then ask them how this verse is connected to today’s story. To help you better understand the life of Samson and the rich lessons we learn from his life, I have created a video presentation for you. Remember where your blessings come from, and give all the glory to God. So what lesson is there to learn from this? Read the blog here. Watch the video here. Remember who made you. He was given unbelievable strength to use as a weapon against Israel’s enemy, the Philistines. Lions, especially male lions, are unmistakable with their flowing manes that crown their heads. Sunday School Lessons & Children's Church Curriculum. At the end of his life, blind and humbled, Samson finally realized his utter dependence upon God. Pride can keep you from studying for a test - and so you fail it. But the experiences Samson had with the woman he married earlier were much the same as experiences he had later with Delilah, the woman he later fell in love with. Chet and the Lion walk to center stage, side by side. (1) Both women were Philistines. We came into this world with nothing, and we will leave with nothing. He was humbled. Although Samson was physically strong, he was morally weak. In the end, it cost him his physical sight, his freedom, his dignity, and eventually his life. P.S. Pride will make us fall, and the bigger our pride grows, the bigger our fall will be. Only the power of my Spirit will do it,’ says the Lord who rules over all.” - Zechariah 4:6b (NIrV). A businessman might let pride lead him to break the law and he goes to jail.