giant fish that swallowed Jonah, the base camp for Joshua during several of his battles and most recently it became
Next, I taped 3 long strips together, sketched out a cave opening and then cut out opening. I taped the whole thing up with masking tape. I actually used the blue painters masking tape. It works very nicely.
We acted out the story of David being in the cave when King Saul came in to relieve himself. We used a large, rectangular piece of cloth to make Saul's robe and just cut a slit in it for his head. That way "David" could actually cut off a piece of his robe.
I did not bother to write out a script, we just went over the story in the Bible and then acted out part of it. Since the cave was small, I divided the class in half and we did it twice.
- David and his men "hid" in the cave. They had fake swords and a pair of scissors.
- Saul came in and lay down to sleep (I chose to use that meaning for the word "relieve")
- While he slept (zzzzz....) the men with David want to kill him
- David tells them not to, that God made him king, and God will take him out when he is ready
- David then cut off a piece of Saul's robe
- Saul awoke and left unaware
- When Saul got to the other side of the room, David came out with the piece of robe and told him he could have killed him, and why was he chasing him down and so on
- Saul apologized and the scene ends
Suggested questions and possible answers to discuss:
- How did David control himself?
- He trusted God - it was God's job to dethrone Saul
- He respected God's plans (God had anointed Saul as King)
- He was not selfish - he did not try to get his own way
- How can we control ourselves?
- Trust God - believe he is in control
- Respect God's plans
- Do not be selfish
- Do not think about yourself, think about others first
- Think about God's plans and not your plans