Saul, David and Solomon Overview

Monday, August 24, 2020
This is lesson ten in a 13-week series that I used in my class. I wanted one quarter to introduce the Old Testament with a basic timeline of the people and events. The students can learn what happened in the Old Testament and how those events lead to Jesus. These lessons are a combination of the Life Overview Series and other lessons. I will show you what I used to blend several posts into 13 lessons. You can change any to fit your needs.
This lesson introduces the kings. We learned about the first three kings of Israel: Saul, David and Solomon. They lead into the Kings and the Divided Kingdom in the next lesson. The lesson continues to explain the Big Picture. Keep in mind these lessons are slightly longer with very different application reviews. The visuals for this series have had a major update.

These are some of the posters included. Visuals are in the pack also.
I designed several crown choices for the review application. There is a list of review questions included. You can add or delete as you prefer. I used the last plain worksheet of crowns as the student answer base. I asked a question, we briefly discussed it and they put a jewel sticker on the correct king. Students can add a sticker, use a Dot Marker, or color the page with the jewels already printed on it. There is a set of crowns with numbered lines. Students can write whatever facts you want for each king. The jewel stickers are here or at Oriental Trading.
I also used this Bible Timeline File Folder Game. I made the pictures into stickers (which they love!) and the students added to it each week. Even though we studied Jesus and Acts after this quarter, rather than removing any pictures, I printed those pictures already on the page along with a couple that we wouldn't have as it's own lesson.
Click here if you want to print the one I used with some of the pictures already in place. This includes the completed teacher's visual also. 
The original file has a teacher's visual completed. and a student file folder without any pictures on the timeline. All pictures will need to be cut and glued or made into stickers to use.
Scripture reference
1 Samuel 7:15 Samuel judged Israel
Acts 3:24 Samuel was a prophet
1 Samuel 7:9 Samuel was a priest
1 Samuel 8:5 We want a king
1 Samuel 9:2 most handsome and tallest
1 Samuel 10:24 Saul announced as king
1 Samuel 11:15 Saul made king in Gilgal
1 Samuel 13:1 Saul reigned 2 years, then he offered the sacrifice
1 Samuel 13:13-14 Saul lost the kingdom
1 Samuel 14:49-51 Saul’s family listed
1 Samuel 16:21 David played for Saul & became his armorbearer
1 Samuel 18:2 David lived with King Saul
1 Samuel 31:6 Saul and his sons were killed
Acts 13:21 God gave them Saul as the first king
1 Samuel 13:14 David: a man after God's own heart
1 Samuel 16:7 the Lord looks at the heart

1 Samuel 16:12 David good looking

1 Samuel 16:13 David anointed king

1 Samuel 16:21 David chosen to play the harp & be armorbearer

1 Samuel 17:49 David killed Goliath

1 Samuel 18:27 David married Michal
1 Samuel 31:2 Saul’s sons were killed and Saul too
2 Samuel 3:2-5 some of David’s family listed
2 Samuel 5:4 David was 30 when he became king & reigned 40 years
2 Samuel 7:12 Solomon would build the temple, not David
1 Chronicles 22:7-11 Solomon would build temple, not David
2 Samuel 7:16 David's throne would be established forever
Luke 1:32-33 Jesus was descendant of King David
1 Kings 5:3 David fought too many wars to build the temple
2 Samuel 7 18-29 David praises God
2 Samuel 11 David & Bathsheba
2 Samuel 12 Nathan visits David
2 Samuel 12:24 Solomon is born
2 Samuel 22 David praises God
1 Kings 1:46 Solomon the king
1 Kings 2:10 David died and buried in Jerusalem
1 Kings 2:11 40 years of king for David
2 Samuel 5:4 David was 30 when he became king + 40 years reign = 70 years old 

1 Kings 3:1 Solomon’s first wife
1 Kings 3:3 Solomon loved God
Deuteronomy 12:4-5 old law requirements that Solomon wasn’t following
1 Kings 3:12-13 Solomon asked for wisdom
1 Kings 3:28 Solomon’s wisdom
1 Kings 4:29 God gave Solomon wisdom
1 Kings 4:32 Solomon spoke 3,000 proverbs & 1,005 songs
1 Chronicles 22:7-11 Solomon would build temple, not David
1 Kings 5:13 work on the temple begins
1 Kings 8:61 Solomon instructed the people to be loyal to God
1 Kings 10:1 The queen of Sheba visited Solomon
1 Kings 10:18 King Solomon made a great throne
1 Kings 10:23 King Solomon was the richest & wisest king on earth
1 Kings 11:6 Solomon turned away from God
1 Kings 11:13 the kingdom would be divided
1 Kings 11:42 Solomon was king for 40 years

1 comment

  1. Wow! I just found your site, and i'm excited to use some of your resources for my Sunday School class! I have a small class with a wide age range of new Christians (some kids, one adult). I've been trying to do an overview/timeline of the Bible, along with navigating the books/chapters/verses. I'm realizing just how many ways there are to try to teach through all that info! Thank you for all of this material!


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