Sunday, June 5, 2011

That's In the Bible?

Teaching Sunday School can be pretty interesting at times. We just finished a three part lesson on Jacob and Esau and every time we went back to review the lesson, without fail, one of my kids would boldly tell me that "Esau was gonna kill his brother because he stole his birthmark"...keeping a straight face was never one of my strong suits.

Trying to explain some of the "mature" stories in the Bible to 4-5 years old children can be funny, especially since most of my kiddos ride the bus to church. I can only imagine what they go home and tell their parents!

Their funny mistakes reminded me of a Tim Hawkins video, where he retells the story of Samson to the tune of the popular song Hey There Delilah. I love how he stops mid-story and says, "This is a Bible story" to the audience.

Here are some more funny "little mistakes" that other Sunday School classes have made.

Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark.

The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.

The Sunday school teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, "My Mommy looked back once while she was driving," he announced amused, "and she turned into a telephone pole!"

Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony.

A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?"
A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, "I think I'd throw up."

Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do one to others before they do one to you.

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