It’s Time to Begin! {Intro and Resources for 1 Samuel 1-5} By Women Living Well And Good Morning Girls

It’s Time to Begin! {Intro and Resources for 1 Samuel 1-5}

From Sarah :
Not shown in This Post are the RESOURCES FOR THE CHILDREN. Check Them Out Here :
All of the 1 Samuel Bible Study Materials in One Place {Including Open Groups, Resources for Leaders & Resources for Children}

All of the 1 Samuel Bible Study Materials in One Place {Including Open Groups, Resources for Leaders & Resources for Children}

Click to access 1SamuelWordSearches.pdf

Printable 1 Samuel Word Searches for Kids

Printable 1 Samuel Verse of the Day Copywork Pages for Kids

Don’t Forget :

From Courtney :

Cue the Confetti!  It’s time to begin!!!  I am so excited to begin the Book of 1 Samuel with you.

I was amazed at all the places from around the world you all are joining us!  Not only do we have 20 International Groups on our leadership team – which include translators in Bulgarian, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Dutch, French, Italian, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Norwegian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Botswana, and Sweden – but in the comment section of the last post I asked where you were from and we had comments from women in nearly all 50 states. (Hello Good Morning Girls from Hawaii and Alaska – I see you!!!)

We also had Good Morning Girls comment from in: Germany, South Africa, Kenya, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Tanzania, the Philippines, the Netherlands, the Middle East, Austria, England, Norway, UK, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, Botswana, Dubai, Romania, Hungary and Jerusalem, Israel.

What a slice of heaven!  Awesome! Welcome everyone!  I’m so glad we can all take this journey together!

This is going to be a really great read.  In the book of 1 Samuel, we will see how the sovereignty of God is always at work in the lives of His people and how God does not choose who He uses based on appearances.  We will look at the example of David and Jonathan’s faithful friendship and the courage of a shepherd boy facing a giant.  This is going to be so good!

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Here’s The Book of 1 Samuel Overview

The book of 1 Samuel is about the lives of Samuel, Saul and David. As the book of Judges ends, we find there was no king in Israel and everyone was doing what was right in their own eyes. Israel was at a spiritual low point, as their priesthood and judges were corrupt.

Israel desired to be like the other nations and so they demanded to have a King. So God gave Israel what they wanted and Samuel anointed Saul as King. Through a series of bad choices and disobedience of God’s will, Saul ended up rejected by God. A new king was chosen, David, a man after God’s own heart. After David defeated a giant named Goliath, Saul grew jealous of David and sought to kill him.

While David was on the run from Saul, twice he had the opportunity to take Saul’s life but instead he honored the king. In the end, Saul tragically died while on the battlefield fighting the Philistines.

Author: Unknown; some possible writers are Nathan and Gad

Date: about 930BC

Key Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.


  • The days of Samuel before the monarchy (1-7)
  • Israel demands a king and the Monarchy begins (8-12)
  • The reign and rejection of King Saul (13-15)
  • The fall of Saul and the rise of David (16-31)

Here’s the Printable Bible Bookmark – check off your reading each day!

Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:

Here are this week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions

{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.}:

Chapter 1

Hannah poured her soul out before the Lord passionately, in silent prayer.

Who or what is on your heart today that needs your fervent prayers? Pause now and silently lay your requests before the Lord.

Chapter 2

After God answered Hannah’s prayers for a son, she praised God and was full of thanksgiving.

Take a moment and share a praise. What prayer request has God answered for you?

Chapter 3

God called Samuel three times before Samuel recognized God’s voice.

We must be listening to God, as we read His Word. Share a verse or passage of scripture that means a lot to you because God has clearly spoken to you through it.

Chapter 4

Israel expected a victory because the ark was with them but their disobedience led to defeat.

God is always with you and wants to give you victory but sin holds us back. Confess here below, any sin that is holding you back today.

Chapter 5
False gods will always fail before the One True God! One day every knee will bow to Him.

How does this bring you comfort to see the power of your God displayed in 1 Samuel 5?

Special Note: For those who have done previous studies with GMG, we are discontinuing the Reflection Question Graphics due to the length of the question not fitting on a graphic. Going forward, they will be printed in Monday’s Resource post in this format.  Please copy and paste them in your emails or Facebook groups.  Thank you!

To print the 31 Discussion Questions for 1 Samuel – click here.

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!  Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8






Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for 1 Samuel 1-5.

Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:

Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video:

SOAK graphic

And the Bible Coloring  Bookmark:

Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark 2Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart

Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:

Bible Hi-Glider Highlighters
Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils
ESV Inductive Study Bible
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Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!

Walk with the King,


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