This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Religion – Heroes of the Old Testament – King Saul. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
As military threats continued to increase the people no longer wanted to be ruled by a priest, but by a king. They reasoned that, a king would provide better leadership to withstand military threats. Reasons for a king included socioeconomic factors, like population growth and the need for food, are also part of the reason the men wanted a strong leader.
They asked the prophet Samuel to appoint a king like those that led other countries -- like Egypt. Although Samuel thought it a bad idea, and warned that a king would draft their sons and more, he did what they and what he thought God wished.
Saul, of the tribe of Benjamin, became the first king of Israel. He consolidated the tribes and set to work on dealing with the constant threat of the Philistines. Saul looked like royalty: tall, handsome, noble. He became king when he was 30 years old and would reign over Israel 42 years. Initially a great leader, Saul became consumed by David’s popularity with the people and on several occasions tried to have him murdered.
Later King Saul was desperate to defeat the Philistines, so he consulted a medium and told her to raise Samuel's spirit from the dead to seek his counsel. Whatever appeared--a demon disguised as Samuel or Samuel's true spirit sent by God--it predicted disaster for Saul. In the battle, King Saul and the army of Israel were overrun. Three sons of Saul; Jonathan, Abinadab, Malchishua, were killed, and Saul committed suicide.
The presentation covers the following:
The “United Monarchy”
Israel Gets a King
Introducing King Saul
David Meets Goliath
David Kills Goliath
David, The Hero
David the Fugitive
Thoughts on Saul
Referenced in the Bible
Key Bible Verses (2)
End of Presentation
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