Christian Skits for Use with Actors and/or Puppets
Skit 6: Dr. Rubenstein Enjoys a Riddle
In a series of ten lessons, Christian Skits address science from the standpoint of Christian values. Scientists today chuckle over riddles that are based on facts such as the states of matter, but they weren’t the first riddle makers. Samson stumped the Philistines years ago with his riddle about the lion and honey.
Dr. Rubenstein, or “Dr. R.” as he is known to young Joey, teaches the value of understanding the states of matter: liquid, solid, and gas as a way to solve “the riddle of the two jugs”. Then he and Joey explore Samson’s riddle, and ultimately Samson’s life. There are only two parts (Dr. R. and Joey), so the skits are manageable for use in the classroom, home school, Sunday School or children’s church.
Skit 6 addresses Samson’s vow as a Nazarite. The crux of Samson’s life story rests on vows such as not cutting his hair, but on a deeper level, isn’t it his obedience and disobedience to God that defined his life? As a part of the extended activities, the children review the story and then apply what they have learned to their unique set of talents and gifts, to the exercising of spiritual strength, and to their own obedience to God.
The object of these lessons is to present science from a Christian standpoint, and to teach Biblical lessons from a scientific standpoint. The stories of the Bible are not myths – they are real – and it is proper and fitting that they be taught as such.