Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

How does that story go again? Elijah calls the people of Israel together, along with 450 prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel. It's time to demonstrate the power of God. And what images does that bring to mind when children hear the story? They may have their own perspective of what was going on.

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The Elijah Story

The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal.

She explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces, and laid it upon the altar.

Then, Elijah commanded the people of God to fill four barrels of water and pour it over the altar.  He had them do this four times.

"Now, said the teacher, "can anyone in the class tell me why the Lord would have Elijah pour water over the steer on the altar?"

A little girl in the back of the room started waving her hand, "I know! I know!" she said . . . . .

"To make the gravy!"

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Adam's Rib Story

In Sunday School,they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said:

"Johnny, what is the matter?"

Johnny responded:

"I have a pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife."

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Acts Chapter 2 Verse 38

An elderly woman just returned to her home from here regular Wednesday night Bible Study at church. When she put the key in the front door lock she was startled by an intruder.

As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled:


"Acts 2:38!"  ( . . . repent of your sins and turn to God . . .) - NLT

The burglar stopped dead in his tracks.

The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

Police Car

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar:

"Why did you just stand there? All she did was yell a scripture to you."

"'Scripture?" replied the burglar.

"She said she had an AXE and Two 38's!"


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