Why was the witch, or medium, of Endor so shocked when Samuel appeared? The best explanation I have heard is that what she usually brought up was not really the actual person. In fact, if a medium really does talk to someone, it is a demon and not the real deal. Other times nothing happens and the whole thing is faked - kind of like the wizard in the Wizard of Oz. So she freaked out when she actually saw Samuel coming up.
|Slide from Sweet Publishing showing Samuel being brought up by the medium.|
I used slides from Sweet Publishing found on Distant Shores website on the 1 Samuel page. The last 10 slides cover 1 Samuel 28. After teaching about God's forbidding us to dabble in the occult and going over this story we got to act it out.
I wrote a fun script, especially for boys. Click here for the script I wrote.
|Illustration used to show kids that God was not communicating with Saul at all.|
|King Saul and his buddies go to the medium in Endor.|
|The medium is shocked when Samuel actually comes up.|