Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Defeat Of The Philistines

 Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of 1 Samuel:  The Defeat of the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1-17)

Because the people of Israel (God’s People) were being oppressed by the Philistines, Samuel the prophet called them together to turn away from the worship of idols and to turn to the Lord and to repent.  While this was happening at Mizpah, the Philistines heard about it and gathered to attack the assembled Israelites.  The people were afraid and cried out to Samuel who in turn offered a burnt offering to God and asked for His help against the Philistines.

Ask the children…

Samuel and the defeat of the Philistines

How did the Lord respond to Samuel’s prayer and what did the Philistines and Israelites do?

“Just as Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines arrived to attack Israel. But the LORD spoke with a mighty voice of thunder from heaven that day, and the Philistines were thrown into such confusion that the Israelites defeated them.” (1 Samuel 7:10)

How did Samuel commemorate this miracle of the Lord?

“Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, ‘Up to this point the LORD has helped us!’” (1 Samuel 7:12)

Just like Samuel, we all need to remember the daily miracles God has done in our lives.  I have a journal that I write in almost every day in which I record all the little miracles that God did on the day before.  Then I stop and praise God for those things.  What do you do?

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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