Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Children’s Ministry Devotion: Anointed Ones Use this devotion to teach your kids about anointing and how God selected a mere shepherd boy who would one day become King David. Theme: Being chosen Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1, 11-13 Children’s Ministry Devotion: Anointed Ones Have the children sit while you read the Scripture aloud. Say: God wanted to choose someone special to be the king. God looked at all the people in the land and chose David, a shepherd. David was so busy taking care of the sheep that the people had to go look for him. When they found David, Samuel anointed him with olive oil. Put a few drops of olive oil or vegetable oil in your hand. Let each child touch the oil and rub it between his or her fingers. Provide napkins for the children to wipe their hands. Ask: What would it feel like to be anointed? How do you think David felt when Samuel anointed him to show he would be the next king? God told Samuel to anoint David to show that David was to be the next king. What do you think God might want you to do with your life? How do you think God will show you what he has chosen you to do? Say: God has a job for each one of us to do. David’s job was to be the King of Israel. He worked hard to be a good king. We can each do our best to do a good job at whatever God chooses us to do. Looking for more children’s messages? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!