Judas is consumed with guilt and remorse. He can't believe that his actions have lead to Jesus' torture and crucifixion. If only Judas could take it back --can't he give back the 30 pieces of silver and make everything right again? All Jesus preached was forgiveness, but Judas will never be able to forgive himself.
This collection of skits offers your church a fresh look at the theme of missions. "Listen for Your Name" demonstrates the nature of obedie
This collection of skits offers your church a fresh look at the theme of missions. "Listen for Your Name" demonstrates the nature of obedience in responding to God's call in the midst of everyday situations. "Beyond the Silent Borders" offers a five-minute "snapshot" of what it is like to be a part of a church in a country where it is illegal to be a Christian. "Polycarp" is a reader's theatre piece that retells the story of this early Christian martyr through the eyes of three witnesses. This collection will challenge your congregation to both count the cost of following Jesus and to rea...
Mary Magdalene is frantic. How could they kill this man who has only shown love to everyone? Jesus cured her of her demons without asking questions. Now, she must follow His example helping others, not by asking who they are, but what they need. That is the only way she can go on. That's the only way -- of hope.
Mary Magdalene, who was forced to fend for herself at a young age and fell in to a sinful life, says it was when she first met Jesus that her life really began. She relates how, knowing she would not be welcomed, she walked into a house unannounced to wash His feet with perfume. Later, she was allowed to travel with Him and his disciples when other women were not. And now Mary Magdalene sits by His tomb and wonders how will they all go on without Him . until the stone is rolled away and she speaks to a wondrous stranger!
Mary says Jesus talked to her many times about his death, trying to prepare her for it. But she always pushed the thoughts away. It would happen later, some time in the distance. And she admits she even started to believe that He wouldn't have to die, that the prophecies were wrong. But now He is on the cross, dying, and she can do nothing about it, except be there for Him.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, feels the pain only a mother can feel when she sees Jesus carrying his own cross. Blood from His torture, blood dripping into His eyes from a crown of thorns. She recalls his birth, his special childhood, and the miracles he's accomplished in his adulthood. Suddenly the noise of the crowds, soldiers and other prisoners fades as she looks into His eyes one last time and knows. He is the one. He is the Messiah. And though He belongs to another world, He yet suffers and bleeds in this one in order to fulfill a thousand-year prophesy. And she, the mother of the So...
Here's a wonderful collection. Special services include Easter, Minister/Staff Appreciation, Foreign Missions, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Also included are general plays designed to enhance any service. Is there really "The Perfect Job"? A mother learns what her most important attribute is in "The Greatest of These." Your heart will be moved in "Who Drove the Nails?" And let's just stop the "Family Feud" and get to church on time! Scripture narration and suggested hymns included. Some of these plays will make your congregation laugh and some will bring a tear, but all will point...
A reflective Miriam believes she was truly God's humble prophetess . at first. But she allowed seeds of rebellion and jealousy to slowly grow in her heart. When pride enters in, the door is wide open for other inner sins to follow. She wants to be God's humble servant again.
A droopy-eyed mom talks about staying up all night with her newborn. A young mother comes to terms with her son's learning disability. A foster mom decides to be a champion for an abused little girl. These twelve monologues cover all aspects and stages of motherhood from driving in a car with small children, to dealing with teenagers and the empty nest. Both poignant and humorous, these skits can be performed separately or as a whole play at women's retreats, luncheons or anytime. Easy staging and minimal props and costumes make the monologues ideal for sermon starters as well.
These 20 monologues are intended to minister to the needs of people today in a dramatic context. Built around a Biblical character, incident, or parable, seven of the monologues cover specific holidays while the rest can be used anytime. Each one arouses thoughts and feelings that will either minister to the listener or cause that person to be more sensitive to other people's problems and be Christ's hand extended to them. Effective with sermons or in other settings, too. Use to minister, entertain, and inspire!
In today's visually-oriented society, what better way to get the Christian lifestyle across than to show your teens how dirty sin can be! In this unique half-hour skit, the Demon literally smears dirt on the kids' T-shirts when they are hurtful to others, watch questionable movies, skip church, etc. The Spirit is standing by, however, offering a better way to live and handing out clean T-shirts when the kids "clean up their act." A unique and fun way to get some important messages across. Perfect for touring to other churches or for youth rallies.
As she rocks a new grandchild in her arms, Noah's wife reflects on her earlier doubts and confusion about the need for the ark that her faithful husband built and loaded with animals. Now that they have been saved from the floods, she knows her husband was right, and a rainbow reaffirms God's plans have been fulfilled.
A Wise Man has seemingly always been on a journey, searching for a goal that would give his life deeper meaning. He finds the star and follows it where, in a lowly stable, he finds the Babe . more than a child, a king. The Wise Man's journey is now at an end, for once you find God, all your searching is over.
Peter-his name means "rock," yet when Jesus needed him most, he let Him down. He denied Him, eventually three times. Peter yearns for forgiveness. But wait-that look in Jesus' eyes. It's not condemnation. It's pity, yes, but moreover, it's love. Peter realizes Jesus will always forgive us.
The disciple Peter describes how he failed Jesus the last night, how he fell asleep when Jesus asked him to stay awake and ultimately, denied knowing Jesus three separate times. Peter says, "As I passed through that gate ... a cock crowed. It was at that instant that I realized how badly I had failed Him." Would Jesus forgive him and still have faith in him? Can Peter find peace?