Look, Listen & Live 4: Servants of GOD (Revised)

Samenvatting: Ruth, Samuel, David, Elijah. 24 sections. It has a picture book to go along with the recording.

Scriptnummer:487
Taal:English
Thema:Multiple themes
Gehoor:General
Stijl:Monolog
Genre:Bible Story
Moeilijkheidsgraad:General
Doel:Evangelism; Teaching
Bijbelse verwijzing:Direct
Toestand:Approved

Dit script dient als basis voor de vertaling en het maken van opnames in een andere taal. Het moet aangepast worden aan de verschillende talen en culturen om het zo relevant mogelijk te maken. Sommige termen en begrippen moeten verder uitgelegd worden of zelfs weggelaten worden binnen bepaalde culturen.

Tekst van het script

Introduction

Good day. God loves everybody and cares for everyone. He is worthy of our honour and His love compels us to serve and obey Him. Listen to what happened many years ago as it is written in the Word of God, the Bible, and look at the pictures in the yellow book. Turn to the next picture when you hear this music. (MUSIC)

Picture 1 a Family Flees from Famine

Picture 1 a Family Flees from Famine

Ruth 1:1-5

God created all people, but they turned against Him. God chose the people of Israel to know and to worship Him because He loved them. He made a covenant with them to show His wonderful grace through Israel to the whole world. He adopted Israel to make a name for Himself among all the nations. But at times, the nation of Israel rebelled against God. They would worship idols and false gods like the other nations around them. God brought wars and famines against the people of Israel to draw them back to Himself. During one such famine a family decided to go to the land of Moab to find food. They lived in that foreign land for ten years. The father died there. The two sons married women from Moab. Then the sons died too. Only the mother with her two daughters-in-law were left in that foreign land. (MUSIC)

Picture 2 Naomi and Ruth Return to Israel

Picture 2 Naomi and Ruth Return to Israel

Ruth 1:6-22

The mother of that family was called Naomi. Her daughters-in-law were Moabites and their names were Ruth and Orpah. Naomi decided to return to their homeland. Ruth and Orpah accompanied her on her journey. Then Naomi said to them, “Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. God has turned against me.” So Orpah kissed Naomi and went back to her parents’ home. But Ruth clung to Naomi and said, “Don’t make me leave you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” So Ruth went with Naomi to Bethlehem in the land of Judah. (MUSIC)

Picture 3 Ruth in the Harvest Field

Picture 3 Ruth in the Harvest Field

Ruth 2:1-23

Naomi and Ruth were very poor. Ruth said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone who is kind enough to let me.” She went to a field where the workers were harvesting grain. The owner of that field was a man named Boaz. He asked his workers about the foreign woman in his field. One of them said, “She is the young woman from Moab who came back with Naomi.” Boaz had heard how good she had been to her mother-in-law. He saw that she was a hard worker. So he said to Ruth, “Stay here with my female workers. Watch where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls.” He told the men who worked for him not to harm her, but to leave grain for her to gather. That evening Ruth told Naomi about the kindness of Boaz. Naomi said, “The LORD/Yehovah bless him!” She added, “That man is our close relative.” (MUSIC)

Picture 4 Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor

Picture 4 Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor

Ruth 3:1-18

One day Naomi said to Ruth, “My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for. Boaz is our relative. This evening he will be threshing grain. Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor. When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do.” Ruth did just as Naomi had told her. When Boaz woke up and found Ruth at his feet, he knew she wanted to marry him, because that was the practice in Israel in those days. When a man died in Israel, his closest relative could marry the widow. Therefore Boaz said to Ruth, “Don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. You are respected by everyone in the town..” (MUSIC)

Picture 5 Boaz and the Elders of Bethlehem

Picture 5 Boaz and the Elders of Bethlehem

Ruth 4:1-22

Boaz called ten elders together at the gate of Bethlehem. There was another relative who had first right to marry Ruth, but they all agreed that Boaz should marry her instead. To seal the agreement, the relative gave Boaz his sandal. This was the custom in Israel. So Boaz took Ruth as his wife. They had a son called Obed. Then the women said to Naomi, “Praise the LORD/Yehovah who has not left you without a grandson to look after you. May he become famous in Israel and renew your life and care for you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” Obed later became the grandfather of David, the great King of Israel. (MUSIC)

Picture 6 Mary and the Angel of God

Picture 6 Mary and the Angel of God

Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7

Many years after Ruth, God chose another woman to serve Him. Her name was Mary. She was a descendant of Ruth. Mary was a virgin. She was promised in marriage to a man named Joseph. But before they were married, an angel of God appeared to Mary. He said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. His kingdom will never end.” Mary asked the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High God will cover you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.” Mary became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named Him Jesus. This is how Mary became the mother of Jesus, who was sent from God. (MUSIC)

Picture 7 Hannah Prays to God

Picture 7 Hannah Prays to God

1 Samuel 1:1-20

Just after the time of Ruth, there was another woman in the land of Israel, named Hannah. She was the wife of Elkanah. Her husband loved her very much, but Hannah was unhappy, because she could not bear him any children. Elkanah had another wife, Peninnah, who had children. She would insult Hannah and make fun of her because the LORD/Yehovah had kept her from having children. Every year they went to the temple of God at Shiloh. They took offerings and made sacrifices to God. Hannah went into the temple, prayed to God and wept, “O God, if you will remember me and give me a son, then I will give him to you for all the days of his life.” Her lips moved as she spoke to God, but she made no sound with her voice. Eli, the high priest, saw her. He thought she was drunk and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away (throw away) your wine.” Hannah replied, “I haven’t been drinking. I’m deeply upset and was pouring out my heart to the LORD/Yehovah. Don’t think I am a wicked woman! For I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow.” Eli replied, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the request that you have asked of Him.” God heard Hannah’s prayer, and some time later she gave birth to a son. She called him Samuel. (MUSIC)

Picture 8 the Child Samuel in the Temple of God

Picture 8 the Child Samuel in the Temple of God

1 Samuel 1:24-28; 1 Samuel 2:12-21; 1 Samuel 3:1-21

While Samuel was still a little boy, Hannah dedicated him to God. She took him to live with Eli in the temple at Shiloh. Eli taught Samuel how to serve God. Eli had two sons. They were priests but they were wicked men. So God stopped speaking to the people through these priests. One night Samuel was lying down in the temple of God. Suddenly God called him, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” This happened three times. Then Eli realised that it was God who was calling Samuel. So he told Samuel to answer God and say, “Speak LORD/Yehovah, for your servant is listening.” So when the God called a fourth time, Samuel replied: “Speak LORD/Yehovah, for your servant is listening.” God told Samuel that He is about to judge the family of Eli because of the wickedness of his sons. In the morning, Eli insisted that Samuel tell him what the LORD/Yehovah had said. So he did. God spoke to Samuel many times and he became a great priest, prophet and leader in Israel. (MUSIC)

Picture 9 Samuel Prays for Israel

Picture 9 Samuel Prays for Israel

1 Samuel 4:1-21; 7:2-14; Exodus 20:2,5

God fulfilled His promise about the wicked sons of Eli. They were killed in battle as Israel was defeated by the Philistines. For the next 20 years the Philistines ruled over Israel. Then Samuel said to the people, “If you are returning to the LORD/Yehovah with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and commit yourselves to the LORD/Yehovah and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” The Israelites obeyed Samuel. They came together at one place. Then Samuel offered a sacrifice to God and prayed for Israel. The Philistines gathered to attack Israel. But God sent a great thunderstorm upon them. The Philistines fled in fear, and Israel was able to defeat them all. (MUSIC)

Picture 10 Samuel Anoints Saul with Oil

Picture 10 Samuel Anoints Saul with Oil

1 Samuel 8:1 – 10:1

God was the real king of Israel and Samuel led the people for Him. But the Israelites wanted a man to be their king, just like the other nations had kings of their own. Samuel was not pleased when he heard this. But God said to him, “It is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. Listen to them and give them a king.” There was a young man named Saul. He was tall and good-looking. One day Saul went to visit Samuel. When Samuel saw him coming, God said to Samuel, “This is the man. He will rule over my people.” So Samuel took a flask of oil. He poured the oil on Saul’s head. This was the sign that he was chosen to be king. For 40 years Saul ruled as king over Israel. (MUSIC)

Picture 11 God Rejects Saul as King

Picture 11 God Rejects Saul as King

1 Samuel 15:1-29

During the time of Saul’s kingship, the Amalekites harmed Israel in many ways. So Samuel said to king Saul, “Listen to the message from God. Attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them.” God helped Saul and his army to defeat the Amalekites. But the Israelites disobeyed God: they saved the best of the Amalekites’ animals to sacrifice to God and they did not kill the Amalekite king as God had commanded. Then Samuel said to Saul, “What is more pleasing to the LORD/Yehovah: your sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. For rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft and stubborness as bad as worshipping idols. So because you have rejected the word (command) of the LORD/Yehovah, he has rejected you as king.” As Samuel turned to leave Saul grasped his robe. It tore in Saul’s hand. So Samuel said, “The LORD/Yehovah has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to someone else – to one better than you.” (MUSIC)

Picture 12 Jesus in the House of God

Picture 12 Jesus in the House of God

Luke 2:41-50; 1:35

Many years after Samuel, God sent His Son Jesus to this earth as a child in Israel. He was born as Mary’s child. When He was twelve years old, Mary and her husband Joseph went to Jerusalem. Jesus went with them. On their return they noticed Jesus was missing, so they searched for Him. After three days they found Him in the temple of God. He was talking with the Jewish teachers about God. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. Mary said to Him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” But Jesus said, “Why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” When Jesus was just a boy like Samuel, He knew that He had come to serve God. And Jesus grew in wisdom and age, in favor with God and people.

Picture 13 David, The Brave Shepherd

Picture 13 David, The Brave Shepherd

1 Samuel 16:1-13; 1 Samuel 17:34, 35

Saul was the first king of Israel, but he kept on disobeying God. God left Saul and did not help him any more. There was a young boy named David. He looked after his father’s sheep. David trusted God and he was not afraid of danger. One day a lion caught one of the sheep. David killed the lion and saved the sheep. He also made beautiful music and sang praises to God. The songs are called Psalms and can be found in God’s Word, the Bible. David was the kind of man God was pleased with, so God chose him to be king after Saul. But he only became king after Saul’s death. (MUSIC)

Picture 14 David and the Giant

Picture 14 David and the Giant

1 Samuel 17:1-54

There was war between Israel and the Philistines. Amongst the Philistines there was a giant called Goliath. He shouted to the Israelites and said, “Choose a man. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will be your servants, but if I kill him, you will be our servants.” The men of Israel were afraid of Goliath. No one would fight him. Then young David said, “Who is this Philistine to threaten the army of the living God?” David was not afraid of the giant. He asked king Saul to let him fight Goliath and the king agreed. So David went to meet Goliath and said to him, “You come against me with sword and spear, but I come against you in the name of the LORD/Yehovah Almighty. Everyone here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD/Yehovah saves; for the battle is the LORD’s/Yehovah's, and he will give all of you into our hands.” Then he took his sling and cast a stone right at the giant’s head. Goliath fell to the ground. David took Goliath’s own sword and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they fled. The army of Israel pursued and defeated them. (MUSIC)

Picture 15 Saul Tries to Kill David

Picture 15 Saul Tries to Kill David

1 Samuel 18:1 – 19:10

At first Saul was pleased with David because he had saved Israel. The people of Israel loved David. He became a great soldier and leader in Israel. The Israelites were glad to follow him. But then Saul became jealous of David. One day David was making music for Saul on his harp. An evil spirit came upon Saul and he picked up his spear and threw it at David, but it missed him and stuck in the wall. After that Saul tried to kill David several times. But God protected David by sending Saul’s son Jonathan and many other Israelites to help David. David still had to flee to distant places to escape from Saul. (MUSIC)

Picture 16 David Spares Saul’S Life

Picture 16 David Spares Saul’S Life

1 Samuel 26:1-25; Romans 12:19

One day Saul and his army went to capture David in the wilderness. During the night, while Saul and his men were asleep, David and his friend Abishai sneaked into Saul’s camp. Abishai wanted to kill the sleeping king, but David stopped him. He said, “God will punish whoever harms his chosen king.” David took the spear and the water jug from beside Saul’s head. When they had gone out of the camp, David called out to awaken Saul’s men. He said to Abner, the man who was responsible to protect the king, “Abner, you have not protected your master. Look around you. Where are the king’s spear and water jug that were near his head?” David said to Saul, “As surely as I valued your life today, so may the Lord value my life and deliver me from all danger.” So David went on his way and Saul returned home. (MUSIC)

Picture 17 David Becomes King

Picture 17 David Becomes King

1 Samuel 31:1-6; 2 Samuel 5:1 – 7:16

The Philistines again came to fight Israel. King Saul, his son Jonathan and his other sons were killed in the battle. Then the people made David king of Israel. He built his palace in the city of Jerusalem. God said to David, “I took you from the pasture and from looking after the sheep to be ruler over my people Israel. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth.” When the Philistines heard that David had become king, they all set out to fight against him. But David trusted God and he did as the Lord commanded him, so he struck down the Philistines. In the course of time he defeated all the Philistines. (MUSIC)

Picture 18 David and Bathsheba

Picture 18 David and Bathsheba

2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:24; Exodus 20:14

One year David sent the Israelite army out, but he himself stayed home. One night as he was walking on the roof of his palace he saw a beautiful woman bathing. David wanted her for himself. The woman’s name was Bathsheba. She was the wife of Uriah who was a soldier in David’s army. Uriah had gone away to fight the enemies of Israel. David sent for her and he slept with her. Then she returned home. Later she discovered that she was pregnant and sent a message to David to tell him. David sent instructions to the captain of the army and told him to make sure that Uriah was killed in the war. Then David took Bathsheba to be his own wife. But God through the prophet Nathan told David that what he had done was wrong. David was genuinely sorry and asked for God’s forgiveness. Nathan said, “The LORD/Yehovah has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because you have despised the LORD/Yehovah, the son born to you will die.” David fasted and prayed many days. However, God struck the firstborn of David and Bathsheba with illness, and he died. David comforted his wife Bathsheba. Later on, she gave birth to another son and named him Solomon. The Lord loved Solomon. (MUSIC)

Picture 19 a Temple for God

Picture 19 a Temple for God

1 Chronicles 22:1-19

David sinned against God, yet he loved God and wanted to serve Him. He wanted to build a great temple, where people could meet to worship God. But God said, “You are not to build a house for my Name, because you have fought many battles and shed much blood. But your son Solomon will be a man of peace and rest. He is the one who will build a house for Me. I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.” David prepared many things for the temple of God in Jerusalem before he died, but it was Solomon who built it. It took seven years to complete. It was a beautiful place. The people of Israel worshipped God in this temple in Jerusalem for hundreds of years, and they never forgot that David was a very great king. (MUSIC)

Picture 20 Jesus Comes Into Jerusalem

Picture 20 Jesus Comes Into Jerusalem

Matthew 21:1-11

About a thousand years after David, God sent Jesus to this earth as a baby. Jesus was the greatest servant of God. He taught the people the truth about God. He worked miracles by the power of God. Saul and David and all of us have sinned against God. But Jesus never sinned. One day He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people went out to meet Jesus and shouted, “Hosanna, Son of David!” Hosanna means ‘we beg you to save us’. And they also shouted, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” The people saw that Jesus was even greater than David. He was the great king, God’s chosen Messiah, foretold by the prophets hundreds of years earlier. He is the King above all kings. (MUSIC)

Picture 21 the Ravens Feed Elijah

Picture 21 the Ravens Feed Elijah

1 Kings 16:29-33; 17:1-6

After David and Solomon other kings ruled over Israel. One was a man called Ahab. Ahab did many things that were evil in God’s eyes. He worshipped the idol Baal and built an altar to him. He married a foreign woman, named Jezebel, who was just as evil. She killed many of God’s followers, and she forced the people to worship the idols of Baal. Elijah was a great prophet of God during that time. He went to Ahab and said, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” So God sent a famine upon the land of Israel. However, God kept caring for his servant Elijah. He sent Elijah to a place called Kerith, where he could drink from the stream, and every morning and evening ravens brought Elijah bread and meat to eat. (MUSIC)

Picture 22 Elijah and the Fire of God

Picture 22 Elijah and the Fire of God

1 Kings 18:16-46

In the third year of the famine Elijah told Ahab to call all the people of Israel and the prophets who served the false god Baal, to the mountain called Carmel. He said to them, “How long will you waver between two opinions (sides)? If the LORD/Yehovah is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” Nobody answered. Then Elijah said, “Get two bulls for us. Let the prophets of Baal choose one bull for a sacrifice. But let them not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull, but not set fire to it. Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD/Yehovah.” Elijah said, “The god who answers by fire – he is God.” The people agreed with Elijah. All day the priests of Baal called to their god. They danced around their sacrifice and cut themselves with knives. But no fire came. Elijah taunted them and said, “Shout louder. Maybe he is asleep or on a journey. Maybe he is meditating or relieving himself.” The prophets of Baal shouted and danced louder, but still no fire came.
At the time of the evening sacrifice, Elijah repaired the altar of the LORD/Yehovah, which had been destroyed, and dug a trench around it. He put wood on it and cut up the bull and placed it on the wood. He said to the people, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it over the sacrifice.” He told them to do this three times until the sacrifice, the wood and the trench were full of water. Then he prayed to God: “O LORD/Yehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, prove today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant.” Immediately fire fell from heaven on Elijah’s sacrifice. It burned up the bull, the wood, and even the water in the trench. All the people cried out, “The LORD/Yehovah – he is God! Yes, the LORD/Yehovah is God!” After that Elijah prayed for rain and God sent rain. The famine was over. (MUSIC)

Picture 23 Elijah Goes to Heaven

Picture 23 Elijah Goes to Heaven

1 Kings 19:1-21; 2 Kings 2:1- 14

Elijah killed those Baal priests because they were wicked. Then king Ahab’s wife Jezebel threatened to kill Elijah. He was afraid, so he fled to a distant place in the desert. There God met Elijah. After God had spoken to him, he was no longer afraid. He continued to teach the people to worship only the one true God. God sent Elijah to choose a farmer named Elisha to succeed him as prophet. One day as they walked along together, a chariot of fire rushed in between them and God took Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha no longer saw Elijah. (MUSIC)

Picture 24 Elijah and Moses with Jesus

Picture 24 Elijah and Moses with Jesus

Luke 9:28-36

About 700 years after Elijah, when Jesus lived on earth, He took three of his disciples up a mountain to pray. As Jesus prayed, his face and clothes became white as the light. Moses and Elijah, two of God’s prophets appeared, talking with Jesus. Then God spoke from heaven concerning Jesus. He said, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” Then the three disciples saw only Jesus. They went down from the mountain, and Jesus continued to teach and do miracles.
Jesus came to this earth as the perfect servant of God. He showed us how God wants us to live. At the age of 30 He started to teach the people and did many miracles. When He was about 33 years old, he laid down his life, taking the punishment we deserve. His obedience to his Father made it possible for everyone to be restored to a close relationship with God, free from guilt, shame and fear. God honoured Jesus by raising him from the dead. God will also give a new life to those who trust in Jesus and honour Him as Lord.
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