Music for Moods

Scripture: I Samuel 15-16

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God sometimes chooses seemingly unlikely people to do special things for Him.
  • Students will learn there are often earthly consequences for disobeying God.
  • Students will learn God may give us a hint about something special He wants us to do for Him, but He may take years to prepare us, just like He did David.
  • Students will create music playlists to impact their different moods. 

Guiding Question: How can music be used to adjust our moods?

Materials: Internet access

Procedure: Review the story of how David was anointed by God from the scriptures above. Emphasize how God can use anyone to do good for His Kingdom. Explain that sometimes life can feel unfair. Remind the students that David was the youngest of seven and it surprised many that David was chosen instead of his older brothers. Ask the students how they would have felt if they were the oldest brother and were not chosen by God to be king. Explain the godly attitude we should have about how to treat others and how to wait patiently for God to prepare us for what we will do for His Kingdom.

Introduce the activity. Remind the students that music soothed Saul and music can impact on our moods. Ask students to share a time when music has impacted their moods or helped them. Help the students choose songs and create a playlist that can help them calm down, get energy, etc.

Additional Support: How can exercise impact our mood?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create an exercise routine that will help them to remain calm, soothe anxiety, etc.

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