David C Cook COVID-19 Response


Love that Intercedes

Lesson 5 


Fall 2020


By: RLD Editorial Team 


October 04, 2020

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Lesson Focus:

Love takes risks for others.

Bible Basis:

1 Samuel 19:1-7

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Love takes risks for others.

These videos and materials are for your personal use. If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”
Music Video, Multicultural: “More Than Words” by Nashville Life Music
Music Video, Contemporary: “Kerosine” by MDSN
Guzik’s Commentary on 1 Samuel 19
Ellicott’s Commentary on 1 Samuel 19
Clarke’s Commentary on 1 Samuel 19

Memory Verse:

Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly.
—1 Samuel 19:4

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

Last month, when 18-year-old Waterbury, Connecticut, resident Justin Gavin saw a flaming SUV roll past him with a little girl looking out the window, he sprang into action. “I’m yelling, ‘Stop the car! Your car is on fire!’” Gavin recalled, but the driver couldn’t stop. He ran after the vehicle as flames began to consume it and started unloading the three children in the back. This included a one-year-old baby in a car seat. He then got the mother out just as the fire engulfed the SUV. The police chief awarded Gavin with a “Challenge Coin” medal, one of the highest civilian awards the city gives, hailing the young man as a hero. “I just felt like if I was in that situation,” Gavin said, “I would want somebody to help me out. I guess my instincts took over.”

As King Saul began his mental and spiritual descent, he gave orders for the execution of young David. The young man had recently saved the nation of Israel by defeating Goliath in single combat. Jonathan, Saul’s son, had developed a friendship with David, so when he heard his father’s irrational command, Jonathan interceded for David. He reminded Saul of how David had helped the kingdom and done the king nothing but good. Saul rescinded his order, and Jonathan brought David back to Saul’s court as before.


  • When have you been in an emergency situation, and what did you do?
  • How have you interceded for someone (or how has someone interceded for you)?
  • What do you think prompted King Saul to give the order for David to be killed?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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