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UNCLE BERYL’S SUNDAY SCHOOL –
[Puppets’ needs: Piper (Solomon) a crown; Opal (first woman) a headscarf;
Crystal (second woman) a headscarf; and Rusty (sword bearer) a sword]
BERYL (Beryl and all children enter) Good morning boys and girls! Today
we’re going to learn about wisdom. Who can tell me what book of the
Bible talks about wisdom?
ROCKY I know! I know! Adverbs!
SANDY No, not adverbs, Rocky! You mean Proverbs.
BERYL That’s right, Proverbs. Who can tell me the name of the wisest king
who ever lived?
BERYL Yes, Piper! Solomon was also a judge and he prayed for wisdom to
be a good judge, instead of praying for riches and fame. God heard
his prayer and made him the wisest man who ever lived. Can anyone
tell me what wisdom means?
ROCKY Does it mean to be real smart?
BERYL In a way it does, but real smart people aren’t always wise. Can anyone
else tell me what wisdom means?
SANDY It means to know what is the truth.
BERYL Very good, Sandy! Let’s take a look at a decision Solomon had to
make that became known throughout his entire kingdom. Are you
BERLY O.K., Let’s go! (All exit)
SANDY (Sandy enters with Crystal as the two women and Piper as Solomon)
O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was
delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the
third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered
also; and we were together, there was no stranger in the house, save
we two in the house. And this woman’s child died in the night;
because she overlaid it. And she took my son from beside me,
while thine handmaid slept and laid it on her and laid her dead child
on me. And when I woke in the morning to nurse my child, behold,
it was not my son, which I did bear.
CRYSTAL Nay, but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son.
SANDY Nay, but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son.
PIPER The one saith, “This is my son that liveth, and thy son is dead” and
the other saith, “Nay, but thy son is dead and my son is living.”
Bring me a sword. (Rocky enters with a sword) Divide the living
in two, and give half to one and half to the other.
SANDY Give her the child and in no wise slay it; she is the mother thereof.
CRYSTAL Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
PIPER Give her (points to Sandy) the living child, and in no wise slay it;
she is the mother thereof. (All exit)
BERYL (Enter all Sunday school class) And all Israel heard of the judgment
which the king had judged; and they feared the king; for they saw
the wisdom of God was in him to do judgment. (Turns to audience)
I hope you all learned something today. Take some time to read the
book of Proverbs and you will learn about the wisdom that Solomon
had. It’s time for us to go, so we’ll see you later! Bye! (All exit)
copyright 2008 Terry Price