Teaching Skit: God Calls Samuel

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Bible Skit - God Calls Samuel
This skit was written directly from the NASB version of 1 Samuel 3:1-20. This can be used in a class setting reading from the script or as a full skit in front of an audience with costumes and props. This could be a helpful review for your Sunday School lesson on Children’s Bible Study. For more variety, we have another teaching skit based on this same Bible story.
Suggested props would be:
Characters: Narrator, boy Samuel, Eli, The Lord’s voice
The children are to act it out as it people are saying their lines in the script. The narrator gives direction when the characters aren’t speaking.
Narrator: Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord before Eli. And word from the Lord was rare in those days, visions were infrequent. It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim and he could not see well), and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord where the ark of God was, that the Lord called Samuel.
Samuel: Here I am.
Narrator: Then he ran to Eli.
Samuel: Here I am, for you called me.
Eli: I did not call, lie down again.
Narrator: So he went and lay down. The Lord called yet again,
The Lord: Samuel!
Narrator: So Samuel arose and went to Eli.
Samuel: Here I am, for you called me.
Eli: I did not call, my son, lie down again.
Narrator: Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, nor had the word of the Lord yet been revealed to him. So the Lord called Samuel again for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli.
Samuel: Here I am, for you called me.
Narrator: Then Eli discerned that the Lord was calling the boy.
Eli: Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.’
Narrator: So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times,
The Lord: Samuel! Samuel!
Samuel: Speak, for Your servant is listening.
The Lord: Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. In that day I will carry out against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. For I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them. Therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.
Narrator: So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. But Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. Then Eli called Samuel and said,
Eli: Samuel, my son.
Samuel: Here I am.
Eli: What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. May God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the words that He spoke to you.
Narrator: So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him.
Eli: It is the Lord; let Him do what seems good to Him.
Narrator: Thus Samuel grew and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fail. All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the Lord.
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