Teen Discussion Questions: Stolen Sheep (Saul and the Spoils) (Updated, 2013)

Wednesday:Stolen Sheep (Saul and the Spoils)
Story Passages: 1st Samuel 15:1-23
Other Passages: 1st 9:15-19, 10:1, 10:24, 15:26-28, 15:35-16:1, James 1:22, Exodus 17:8-16
Objectives: We should obey God's instruction.
Memory Verse: 1st Samuel 15:22
  1. Why did God want the Amalekites and their possessions totally destroyed?
  2. Saul said that the soldiers spared the best sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord. Was that their real reason?
  3. Do we today ever say that we did something for a reason that sounds pretty good, when we really had another reason entirely? How did God react when Saul did this?
  4. Why were Saul and his soldiers willing to destroy everything that was despised and weak but unwilling to destroy the good things of the Amalekites?
  5. In our memory verse, what does it mean by to heed is better than the fat of rams?
  6. Did God make a mistake when he chose Saul? Why did he choose him as king?
If you need hints to answer some of the questions, look up the listed scripture passages.

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