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Teaching Idea: Tobey is better than Fatorams

Remember when Saul decided to go ahead and make a sacrifice to God because he got tired of waiting for the prophet Samuel to show up?  (see 1st Samuel 15)

Samuel said to Saul, “To obey is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams.” 1st Samuel 15:22

Here’s a simple idea to permanently mark this idea on the brains of students (adults or children).

Make two batches of cookies – chocolate chip are great of course.  Substitute a half cup of salt for a half cup of sugar in one batch.  Label that batch Fatorams.  And the correctly made batch is labelled Tobeys.

You’re guaranteed that decades from now people will still remember that “to obey is better … than the fat of rams.”

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