Bible Stories

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Summary: Peter tells the story of his journey with Christ. It concludes with a challenging encounter with Jesus.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration 10min
Actors: 1M

 

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Summary: A monologue looking at the feeding of the 5000 men plus women & children, but from the perspective of the boy who gave up his packed lunch, now an old man in a wheelchair. He is handed a loaf of bread that takes him back to the exciting day when Jesus performed the amazing miracle.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 5min
Actors: 1M

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Summary: Zacchaeus, the reformed tax collector, tells his story. (Author's note: This is quite a long story, taking about 25-30 minutes to narrate. It could be split into four parts as I have suggested, but if the narrator can add ample expression then I do not think this is essential.)
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 25-30min
Scripture: Luke 19
Actors: 1M

 

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Summary: The story of God's redeeming plan told in allegory. Deceived by Dark Man, the princess loses her position and freedom. The prince comes to save her, losing his life, but she chooses to remain in darkness. The audience joins their lights with the cast to reach her. Most of the lines are read by a narrator or 3 messengers.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: approx. 15min
Actors: 1F, 2M, 7M/F
Scripture reference: Genesis 1, John 1, 8, Matthew 5, Isaiah

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Summary: Tamar runs away into her room to pray to God after Amnon uses her. She is confused and looking for answers.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 3min.
Scripture: Based on 2 Samuel 13
Actors: 1F

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Summary: Mother putting her son to bed talks to him about Jesus.
Style: Drama with light touches.  Duration: 8min.
Scripture: Based on John 14:12
Actors: 1F, 1C

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Summary: The parable of the wise man and the foolish man, who built their houses on rock and sand respectively. As told by Jesus.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 7min
Actors: 3M

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Summary: A play in two acts. Ten lepers - outcasts - meet at a layby well away from any village. Some have heard of the miraculous deeds of Jesus of Nazareth and wonder whether he can heal them -- others are sceptical. The miracles of Jesus are confirmed by women relatives of some of the men who have brought them food and drink. At the request of the men, Jesus visits and heals them, but only one - a Samaritan foreigner - returns to give thanks to Jesus.

Style: Dramatic, with some light moments.   Duration: 1hour 40min
Scripture: Luke 17: 11-19
Actors: 11M, 4F

The full script of this play may be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

 


© Carol Hurn. All rights reserved.
This script may be used free of charge, on the condition that copies are not sold for profit in any medium, nor any entrance fee charged to a performance. In exchange, the author would appreciate being notified of any occasion the play is used in public performance. She may be contacted at: 9, St Andrew's Close, Leigh, Nr Sherborne, Dorset. UK.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Summary: A dramatic poem which is an allegory on John 1:1-12. It is particularly suitable - but not exclusively so - for Easter. "The Writer" was originally presented as a dance-drama, with a Narrator, Dancers, and music compiled for the performance. A copy of the poem narrated by the author with music accompaniment can be viewed on YouTube, https://youtu.be/3d01Jaf1OjQ


Bible Reference: "The Writer" is based on John 1:1-12, which could be read before the performance.

 

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Summary: This concerns the aftermath of Abraham entering the covenant with the Lord as in GENESIS 22.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 12min.
Actors: 3M

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Summary: A rap based on the parable told by Jesus of the Pharisee and the tax collector.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration:  5min.
Scripture: Luke 18: 9-14
Actors: 2M, 1M/F

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Summary: A potter with a wheel and a lump of clay compares what he/she is doing with God's shaping of us. Author's note: I used it with a real potter at the wheel, and separate off-stage voice. I’ve also used it with a group of mentally challenged adults, each of whom had a piece of clay to work and at the end of worship all the pieces were offered up and displayed during coffee time. It could also work with a potter who had the text memorized.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 8min
Scripture: Isaiah 64: 1-9
Actors: 1M/F

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Summary: A wrestling commentator narrates the contest between Jacob and the angel. Setting: imagined professional wrestling match. No actors needed. No props. Just a narrator. Could be altered to include a play-by-play and color commentator. What the heck, you could even bring in wrestlers!
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 8min
Scripture: Genesis 32: 22-31
Actors: 1N

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Summary: A monologue (with characterization ideas borrowed from F. Beuchner).
Style: Dramatic.      Duration: 10min
Actors: 1M

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Summary: Zebedee, the father of the disciples James and John, reflects on the changes that have occurred since Jesus came into their lives.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 10min
Scripture: Matthew 4: 12-23
Actors: 1M

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Summary: A monologue, in which Nicodemus reflects on his encounters with Jesus, and the effect they had on him.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 10min
Scripture: John 3: 1-17
Actors: 1M

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Summary: A dramatic monologue by Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the foot of the cross. Used as one of a number of ‘character parts’ for a Good Friday service.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration:  8min
Actors: 1F

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Summary: This drama asks us whether we are ready for our Lord's return to earth. The setting is television's 'The Weakest Link'. Each character has a formica board with an easy wipe pen. The master, dressed like Anne Robinson, poses the questions.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 10min
Scripture: Mark 13. 24-37
Actors: 1M, 7M/F, 1N

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Summary: A monologue of the parable of the laborers in the vineyard.
Style: Dramatic, with light touches.    Duration: 10min.
Scripture: Matthew 20: 1-16
Actors: 1M

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Summary: A monologue by Nathan, the prophet who confronted King David over his adultery with Bathsheba.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 12min
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11: 16-12:13a
Actors: 1M

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Summary: In this monologue, the father of the two sons in the famous parable speaks.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration:12min
Scripture: Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32
Actors: 1M

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Summary: In this dramatic monologue, Jeremiah asks why suffering is constant in the world, and attempts to point the way to an answer.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 12min
Scripture: Jeremiah 8: 18 – 19:1
Actors: 1M

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Summary: Abraham’s monologue as he approaches the time he has to sacrifice Isaac. Could be done with the God-voice offstage.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 8min
Scripture: Genesis 22: 1-14
Actors: 1M, 1VO

 

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Summary: A conversation between the woman healed of bleeding, and the leader of the synagogue whose daughter was brought back to life by Jesus. Some years after the event.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 12min
Scripture: Matthew 9: 18-26
Actors: 1F, 1M

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Summary: A dialogue between Jesus and Satan in the wilderness.
Style: Dramatic, with touches of “black” humour.    Duration: 12min
Scripture: Luke 4: 1-13, or any “Wilderness temptation” passage
Actors: 2M, although the character of Satan could be female.

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Summary: A monologue featuring the Woman at the well.
Style:  Dramatic.   Duration: 12min
Scripture: John 4: 5-42
Actors: 1F

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Summary: A conversation between Abraham and God, over His plans, and the covenant He wants to make.
Style: Dramatic, with light touches.   Duration: 15min.
Scripture: Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18
Actors: 1M, 1VO

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Summary: When two servants are ordered by their master to invite people to a banquet, they are surprised at the results. Suitable for Thanksgiving.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 12min.
Scripture: Luke 14: 15-24
Actors: 2M, 3F

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Summary: A dramatic monologue based on the Transfiguration story.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 12min
Scriptures: Mark 9:2-8 / Luke 9: 28-36
Actors: 1M

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Summary: A dramatic monologue on the theme of ministry.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 8min
Actors: 1M
Scripture: Mark 10: 46-52

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Summary: John the Baptist in a monologue tells the story of Jesus' baptism.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 8min
Actors: 1M
Scripture: Matthew 3: 13-17

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Summary: Based on a TV game show, similar to "Have I Got News For You", panellists consider the miracles of Jesus.
Style: Light-hearted.   Duration: 12min.
Actors: 7M/F

 

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Summary: The Widow of Nain tells how Jesus brought her dead son back to life.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 2min.
Actors: 1F
Scripture: Luke 7

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Summary:  On the night Peter is released from prison, as the church gathers to pray, the women in Mary’s kitchen discuss how hard it is to be a mother, especially as the church is persecuted. 
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 27min.
Scripture: Acts 12
Actors: 7F

To read or download the full script, click on the link below.

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Download this file (mothers and sons.docx)mothers and sons.docx[ ]16 kB

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Summary: A skit with choral reading, in which the Widow of Nain tells how Jesus brought her son back from the dead.
Style:  Dramatic.    Duration: 6-7min
Scriptures: Based on Luke 7, Job 6, Job 14, Psalm 146:5 & 9, Psalm 68:5, Psalm 62:5-6, Deuteronomy 10:17-18.
Actors:  1F, 2M, + Chorus

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Summary:  A series of 12 monologues by women in the Bible considering the decisions they made. Salome, Delilah, Sapphira, Eve, Job's wife, Sarah, Queen Esther, Bathsheba, the Hebrew midwives Puah and Shiprah, Rahab the prostitute and Ruth ask themselves "What if....", or regretfully look back with "If only I had ...” These are tied together with Joel 3:14 (Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.)  
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: Approximately 20 minutes.
Actors: 12F (doubling and tripling possible).

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Summary: Monologues and dialogues highlighting the mothers in the genealogy of Christ and how nothing is impossible with God - not widowhood, barrenness or foreign status.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: Approximately 20min.
Actors: Roles for up to 25 female and male and characters, doubling and tripling possible.

To read the full script, click on the link below.

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Summary: A light-hearted version of the classic story.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration:  15-20min.
Actors: 6M/F, 1+F

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Summary: A dramatic presentation of the Parable of the Sower.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 6min
Actors: 1N, 4M/F, +C
Scripture: Luke 8:5-9

 

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Summary: An attempt to show the tug of war which goes on inside as we wrestle with decision making.  In this case the prodigal son is trying to decide whether to go home or not.
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 5min
Actors: 1N, 2M, 2VO
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

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Summary: This script was written for a Saints Day Ecumenical service and was designed to illustrate the fact that the men and women who brought the gospel to us were ordinary people just like us.  Characters come up the aisle and knock at the entrance to the chancel where the “party” is taking place.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 6min
Actors: 7M, 2F, 2M/F

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Summary: This was developed for a monthly teenagers‟ drama group consisting of mostly non-church background kids. The challenge was to write a piece for keen young people whose knowledge of the scriptures and of the gospel was very hazy as well as in one case having literacy problems.  In the event they pulled it off.  The basic thought was the witness of real characters from the Bible who actually physically touched the Lord.  It is important to work out some appropriate actions if this is not to become too static.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 10min
Actors: 4M, 4F, 2M/F, +V (non-speaking)

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SummaryAn attempt to give a slightly different slant on a very well-known Biblical account.  The underlying theme is that some things are worth being extravagant about.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 8min
Actors: 2M
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

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SummaryAnother take on the miracle at Cana.  Sometimes we tend to forget, it was alcohol that Jesus made - he didn’t turn water into tea.  The sketch is meant to be funny but also to provoke thought.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 8min
Actors: 2M

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SummaryThe news bulletin format is a brilliant way to put across Bible accounts in church and schools without the need to embellish them too much.  The events of Pentecost are dramatic in themselves but using this format serves to highlight the effect that the wonderful events of Acts 2 must have had on the community in Jerusalem.
Style: Dramatic/light   Duration: 8min
Actors: 3M/F, 1M

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Summary: Jesus pointed out by using the analogy of birds and lilies the futility of worrying about material things.  This sketch builds on the same picture in a humorous way.
Style: Light-hearted.   Duration: 7min
Actors: 3M/F

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Summary: A monologue from the leper healed by Jesus.
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 10min
Actors: 1M
ScriptureMark 1: 40-45

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Summary: Isaac, chief steward in a Pharisee’s house where Jesus is invited to dine, is disturbed by the lack of etiquette displayed by Jesus. A dramatic monologue.
Style: Dramatic.  Duration:  10min
Actors: 1M
ScriptureLuke 14: 1, 7-14

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Summary: Period piece. King David interacts with the audience as he ponders his past and the battle he is about to face. This is very similar to  The Young Shepherd. They can be used in sequence. Purpose: Sets-up a discussion or sermon about David. As a stand-alone, it addresses finding peace in times of anxiety. Key words: David • Battles • Shepherd• Psalms • Comfort • Peace
Style: Dramatic.  Duration:  12min
Actors: 1M

 

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Summary: Period piece. The boy David interacts with the audience as he ponders what's going on around him. Complements, or contrasts, the monologue,The Old Shepherd. These two sketches can be used in sequence. Purpose: Sets-up a discussion or sermon about David. As a stand-alone, it addresses finding peace in times of anxiety. Key words: David • Shepherd • Psalms • Comfort • Peace
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 6min
Actors: 1M

 

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Summary: A short one-person monologue, in which Martha tells about the death and resurrection of her brother Lazarus.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: 4min
Actors: 1F

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Summary: Humorous and touching rendering of the story of Adam and Eve from creation to Eve's death. From the perspective of their individual "diaries." Purpose: To put some contemporary issues about families and couples into a different context for evaluation and consideration. Key words: Adam • Eve • Love • Family • Marriage • Couples • Growing Old • Garden of Eden • Serpent • Temptations • Death
Style: Light-hearted/dramatic.   Duration: 12min
Actors: 1M, 1F

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Summary: Peter is trying to catch another fish with a coin in its mouth, but this time with wrong motives.
Style: Light-hearted.   Duration: 7min
Scripture: Matthew 17 vs 24 – 27
Actors: 2M

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Summary: A sketch retelling the story of Jonah from the perspective of a modern newsroom.
Style: Dramatic/light.   Duration: 10min (in two parts)
Actors: 1M, 3M/F

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Summary: A sketch in 2 parts exploring issues of healing through the story of Naaman.
Style: Dramatic/light.    Duration: 10min (in two parts).
Actors: 4M, 2F, 2M/F
Scripture: based around 2 Kings 5.

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Summary: A sketch illustrating the change that came over Zaccheus when he met Jesus.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 10min (in two parts)
Actors: 2M
Scripture: based around Luke 19: 1-10

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Summary: A sketch performed in 3 parts to explore the resurrection.
Style: Light-hearted.   Duration: (designed to be integrated into a normal service)
Actors: 5M, 1M/F
Scripture: based around John 21: 1 - 8

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Summary: This is the story of Samuel choosing one of Jesse's sons to be the next King after King Saul. God made it clear through Samuel that he looks upon the heart while man looks on the outward appearance.
Style: Light-hearted.   Duration:  12min
Actors: 10M, 1M/F

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Summary: A Narrator struggles to tell to the story of creation to two easily distracted listeners.
Style:  Light-hearted.   Duration: 8min
Actors: 3M/F

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Summary: In a harried household, a stressed mother's two daughters experience a miracle.
Style: Dramatic.    Duration: 7min
Actors: 3F
Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21

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Summary: The story of the transfiguration of Jesus, seen through the eyes of the disciples.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration:  10min

Scripture: Luke 9: 28-34, Mark 9: 2-10
Actors: 6M, 1M/F, 1VO

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Summary: After Jesus:’ baptism the Holy Spirit leads him out into the desert, where he spends 40 days and 40 nights with his Father preparing for his ministry. At the end of that time, the Bible says, he was hungry (no kidding!). The Devil appears, wanting to stick his oar in.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration:  6min
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Actors: 2M

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Summary: The disciples produce a mixture of responses when they are caught in a storm on the Lake.
Style: Comedy/drama.  Duration: 10min
Actors: 4M
Scripture: Matthew 8 vs 23-27.

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Summary:  The Master of Ceremonies is in big trouble when he runs out of wine at a Cana wedding.
Style: Light-hearted.   Duration:  10min
Actors: 3M
Scripture: John 2 v 1-11

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Summary: The blind man, Bartimaeus, is healed by Jesus.
Style: Drama.  Duration: 8min
Scripture: Mark 10 vs 46 - 52
Actors: 4M, 2-3M/F.

 

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Summary:  A faithful retelling of the Biblical account of Ruth and Naomi.  It is clearly be set in the period, but there are self-conscious and unashamed anachronisms in the set and in the script.  This will help remind the audience that the ideas and themes of the story are still relevant today (family ties, loyalty, love and loss, displacement, attitudes towards immigrants, faith and hope).
The leitmotiv of music and songs runs through the play.  This comes across clearly in both the prologue and epilogue with passing references in the script itself.  The original production included a song by Malcolm Guite specially written for the play.  Verses were played at key moments between certain scenes, reinforcing the themes, and a couple of them were even sung by Naomi herself.
I haven't included the song here, but I am sure that if anyone else wanted to use the script, Malcolm would be pleased to provide the music and song, too.

Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 60min

Actors: 6+F, 6+M

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Summary: Jimmy is a young man who feels pretty sorry for himself because he has a broken leg, cannot play in the grand final with his footy team, lost his job, lost his chance with the girl of his dreams and has no electricity.  Not wanting to think about his woes, he picks up a Bible and is visited by a string of characters who speak straight into his situation.
Style: Drama.   Duration: 12min
Actors: 4M, 3F

 

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(or, ‘Yes Sir, that’s my baby!’)
Summary; This sketch was performed as part of a family service, to illustrate selfishness. I enjoyed myself thinking up the insults the two women heap upon each other. ‘You cross-eyed camel’!  ‘There’s just two things I hate about you – your face’ etc, etc. I’m sure you’ll have fun thinking of some more!  Keywords: Selfishness.
Style: Drama  Duration:  8min
Actors: 2F, 1M, 1M/F

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Summary:    2 sphinxes discuss the story of Joseph.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 6min
Actors: 2M/F
Scripture reference:    Genesis 45-47

 

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Summary:    2 cats witness the attempted seduction of Joseph by Potiphar’s wife.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration:  6min

Actors: 2M/F, 1F, 1M
Scripture reference:    Genesis 39

 

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Summary:    This sketch was initially performed at a children’s holiday Bible club which focused on the story of Joseph.  2 donkeys witness the planting of Joseph’s favourite cup in Benjamin’s sack.
Style:  Light-hearted.  Duration: 5min
Scripture reference:  Genesis 44
Actors: 1M, 3M/F

 

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Summary: This sketch was initially performed at a children’s holiday Bible club which focused on the story of Joseph.  2 cows discover they are part of Pharoah’s dream as Joseph explains what it means.
Style: light-hearted.   Duration: 5min 
Actors: 2m, 1F
Scripture reference:  Genesis 41

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Summary: A series of incidents from Jesus’ life are transposed to present time in a local place and are observed by children. These kids don’t really understand what is happening but are attracted to this mystery man. They don’t see Jesus’ death and wonder what’s happened to him, waiting to see him again.
Style:  Dramatic.   Duration:  10min
Actors: Narrator + Children

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Summary:    This sketch was initially performed at a children’s holiday Bible club which focused on the story of Joseph.  Two sheep are talking about Joseph and his dreams and how his brothers are jealous of him.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 8min
Scripture:     Genesis 37
Actors:    1F, 4+M

 

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Summary: A modern day parable showing the love and acceptance of God as Father.
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 12min
Scripture: Luke 15:11-52
Actors: 4-5M

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Summary: A modern retelling of Jesus welcoming the children.
Style: Dramatic  Duration: 10min
Scripture: Matthew 19:13.15
Actors: 3M, 2C

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Summary: Jesus sends the disciples Matthew and John to get a donkey prior to his Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 12min
Scripture: Matthew 21, Mark 11
Actors: 4M

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Summary: A humorous, modern-day interpretation of Jonah chapters 1 and 2.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 10min
Actors: 1M, 1M/F

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Summary: Balaam and Jonah discuss the trials of not following the Lord's will. A light-hearted conversation best played slightly cartoonish. It is especially important to get an amusing person to do the donkey parts. The braying gives it that extra punch.
Style; Light-hearted.  Duration: 10min
Actors: 2M, 1M/F
Scripture: Numbers 22-24. The book of Jonah.
Setting: Living room. Coffee shop type atmosphere.

 

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Summary: This sketch was written to be performed at a wedding reception of some friends, so some of the jokes are specific to them. It is however an idea that can be adapted for your own use. Other brides could be revisited and learnt from!  Keywords: Wedding, marriage
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 7min
Actors: 2F

 

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Summary: A retelling of the Prodigal Son. Could be used as a radio play, or set up in a service with actors gathered around a microphone as if doing a radio play, or as a running series through a service.
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 10min
Scripture; Luke 10:29-37, Luke 13:18-19
Actors: 3M, 1F, 1V

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Summary: The story of the first encounter between Peter and Jesus. A narration, with audience participation. Keywords: Peter, fishing.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration:  7min
Scripture: Luke 4
Actors: 1N

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Summary : This drama was used in a congregation in Michigan. Many people in the church were affected by the cuts of the auto industry and the recession of the economy. This drama presented the good news that God provides through a retelling of the miracle of the loaves and fishes with contemporary parallels. Following the drama, the congregation brought forward their pledges for the coming year, and placed them in the basket which represented the boy’s gift of loaves and fishes in the drama. After the service all the congregation shared in a Thanksgiving Harvest Feast which was free and open to all.
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 20min
Scripture: John 6
Actors: 5M, 6F, 4M/F, 1C

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Summary: A testimony to the power and faithfulness of God, based on the old testament book of Judith. The action takes place in the small mountain city of Bethulia and on the plains below the city where the mighty army of King Nebuchadnezzer and general Holofernes is prepared to attack Bethulia. The play depicts  how God  saves the  weak and gives the humble victory over the proud and mighty. 
Style: Dramatic (some violence). 
Duration:
60min?
Characters: 7M, 2F, 3M/F

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Summary: A fictional account of how Philemon and Onesimus separately came to faith through the Apostle Paul, set however in Czarist Russia.
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 30min
Actors: 4M, 1M/F

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Summary: A modern-day take on the coming of the Holy Spirit. Have you ever thought of how very weird that day of Pentecost must have been? All these people, believers, followers of Jesus Christ, sitting, praying, waiting… And then, something like wind, fire, they all appeared drunk as they ran out to the streets to tell the Good News. What if that happened today? Would you sit, waiting and praying for 10 days? What about work? Your family? And then, once The Spirit came upon you, would you have the courage to go wherever you were called to tell the truth of Jesus?  Keywords: Pentecost, Holy Spirit, tongues, other languages.
Style: Dramatix.   Duration: 7min
Actors: 4M/F
Scripture:: Acts 2:1-13

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Summary: Jesus requires total commitment from us. This sketch illustrates what it means to really commit all our possession to Jesus. Keywords: Pearl of great price, Kingdom of Heaven, parable
Style: Lighthearted   Duration: 7m,in
Scripture: Matt 13:45-46. Jesus said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went and sold everything he had and bought that Pearl".
Actors: 1M, 1F

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Summary: An alternative take on the Parable of the Tenants – in the style of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Keywords: parable, vineyard, tenants
Style: Lighthearted.  Duration: 6min
Actors: 1M, 2M/F
Scripture reference: Matt 21:33-46

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Summary: 3 Babylonian officials set a plan in motion to have Daniel removed. Their plan looks to be a success when Daniel lands in the Lion’s Den. Keywords: Daniel, lion’s den, faith, obedience.
Style: Light-hearted. Duration: 9min
Actors: 2M, 4M/F
Scripture: Daniel 6

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Summary: A humorous take on the feeding of the 5000 as seen through the eyes of a disgruntled burger vendor. Keywords: Miracles, feeding of the 5000.
Style: Lighthearted. Duration: 5min
Actors: 1M
Scripture reference: Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-13

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Summary: A reflection on the promises made to Abraham prior to the birth of Isaac. A contrast is made between Abraham’s quiet, determined faith and Sarah’s more pragmatic, cynical take on things. Keywords: Faith, patience.
Style: Dramatic. Duration: 7min
Actors: 1M, 1F

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Summary: The story of the building of Noah’s ark from a modern perspective. Keywords : Noah, ark, flood.
Style : Lighthearted. Duration : 12min
Actors: 2M, 1F
Scripture: Genesis 6 and 7

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Summary: The story of David and Goliath from a modern perspective of sibling rivalry. Key words : David, Goliath, rivalry.
Style: Humorous.  Duration:  10min
Actors: 2M, 1VO
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17

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Summary: A five-week sermon series on the Book of Jonah. Here are 5 thirty seconds to a minute skits to open up each week’s sermon. Keywords: Jonah, Ninevah.
Style: Lighthearted.  Duration: 5 x 60sec.
Actors: 1M + V
Scripture: Jonah

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Summary: This is a modern version of the 'Road to Emmaus' appearance of the risen Jesus to the disciples. Keywords: Resurrection, Emmaus.
Style : Dramatic.  Duration : 5min
Actors: 3M/F, 1M, 1VO
Scriptures: Luke 24:13-35, Psalm 16:10, Isaiah 53:4-12.

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Summary: A play consisting of a number of skits from the Book of Matthew, structured to show that Jesus is real and that HE IS ALIVE! Done in a fast paced style that appeals to teens and adults. Ideal for video and venues outside the church (no sets, props or costumes). An actor's delight to perform. Keywords: Salvation, Evangelism.
Style:
Drama.   Duration: 20 mins.
Characters:
3 M/F.

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Summary: In this modern day version of the parable, a young man counts everything of less value than the treasure he is searching for. Keywords: Treasure, pearl of great price, Kingdom of Heaven.
Style: Dramatix. Duration: 7min
Actors: 4M, 1F
Scripture: Matthew 13:44

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Summary: A light-hearted retelling of the Parable of the Tenants (Luke 21:33-41). The fruit type and the place names can be changed to suit where it is performed. Keywords: Parable, tenants, farmer, workers.
Style : Light-hearted.  Duration: 10min
Actors : 2M, 2N, 4M/F
Scripture: Luke 21:33-41
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Summary: Moses was considered to be THE great leader of the Children of Israel; but underneath it all, he was just an ordinary person like you or me, with ordinary fears and trepidation. ‘But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no-one may boast…’ Keywords:  Moses,  mission,  faith,  burning bush.
Scriptures: Exodus 2:23-4:13, 1 Corinthians 1:20
Style: Lighthearted. Duration: 10min
Actors: 1M, 1VO

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Summary: In this takeoff of a TV cooking programme, Jacob is preparing a meal for his brother Esau.  Keywords  : Cooking,  Jacob,  Esau,  birthright.
Style
: Lighthearted. Duration: 6min
Actors: 2M

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Summary: What happens to Adam and Eve in their old age? How do they view the events of so long ago? Keywords: Fall, Garden, Eden.
Style:  Lighthearted. Duration: 10min
Actors: 2M, 2F, 1M/F
Scripture : Genesis 1-2.

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