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The story of Absalom teaches us about God’s outrageous love.

Key Points:

  • Handsome Absalom was ugly on the inside. He convinced all the people who liked him to turn against his dad, King David. He wanted the people to rebel against David and stop listening to him and even kill him!
  • David’s army fought against Absalom’s army. Absalom’s long flowing hair got stuck in a tree and he got caught. And then he died. David’s army won, and the naughty son lost.
  • David’s heart was broken when Absalom died. When David found out Absalom died he ran up to his room and cried. Even though Absalom was trying to kill him, David still loved his son. That’s what good parents do.
  • God is outrageous in the same way toward us. He loves us even when we make really bad mistakes. He doesn’t want us to die for our sins, even though we deserve it! God loves you even more than David loved Absalom.

Memory Verse:

Romans 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

See Also: Love, Sadness

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Make a list of all the people you love. What can you do to show them your love this week?
  3. What was David famous for doing? Who was Absalom?
  4. What did Absalom do to his dad?
  5. How did David respond to Absalom’s betrayal?
  6. Read Philippians 2:6-8. What does this passage say about all that Jesus gave up for us? Why did he do it?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?