|Skit Category||Title||Cast Needed||Script Synopsis||Script Status||Rating|
|New Testament||Paul the Apostle||10||Saul, a zealous Pharisee, watches the stoning of Stephen, a Christ-follower. Filled with rage against Christians, he begins to persecute them and put them in prison, even traveling to Damascus in search of more victims.
On the road to Damascus, Saul is confronted by Jesus, and Saul learns that the Christians he has been persecuting are actually the true followers of God.
Saul's name is changed to Paul, and he is helped on his way by Ananias and Barnabas. ||Complete||50|
|New Testament||Nicodemus Puppet Show||6||Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews and a member of the Jewish Council, is intrigued by Jesus? teaching and makes a clandestine visit to investigate him. He and Jesus discuss the meaning of the phrase ?born again?, but Nicodemus makes no firm decision about becoming a follower of Christ.||Complete||7|
|New Testament||Zaccheus||6||Zaccheus, a tax collector in the city of Jericho, often cheats his fellow Jews in the collection of their taxes, and is hated for collaborating with the Romans. Jesus comes to town, and chooses Zaccheus to be his host, and Zaccheus believes. He decides to give half of his wealth to the poor, and promises to make it right with anyone who he cheated in the past.||Complete||6|
|New Testament||The Angel Who Sat||7||Jesus is buried, and a guard is posted outside his tomb. On Easter morning, an angel is sent to roll away the stone in front of the tomb, and he sits on the stone, afterward. This illustrates the completeness of the work that Jesus has done in His resurrection, God is showing that all the work of our Salvation is already finished.||Complete||3|
|New Testament||Calming of the Sea||8||Jesus and his disciples cross the Sea of Galileee, but Jesus soon falls asleep in the stern of the boat. A storm breaks on their little fishing boat (with many sound and visual effects) and the disciples fear for their lives. Waking Jesus, he immediately calms the storm. Peter concludes with the question, 'Who IS this man, that even the wind and waves obey him?'||Complete||2|
|New Testament||Advent Puppet Show||6||Three related scenes/sketches about the coming of the Messiah from the perspective of Isaiah, the three wise men, and Simeon. Each is encouraged as they look forward to the arrival of the Messiah.||Complete||1|
|New Testament||Mechior Monologue||1||A dramatic monologue from the perspective of Melchior, traditionally believed to be one of the kings who came to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
Melchior reflects on his spiritual and physical journey as he comes to really believe in Jesus as God, come in the flesh.||Complete||1|
|New Testament||Nativity In-Laws||6||Mary and Joseph, after discovering that Mary is pregnant, try to explain the miracle of this conception to their respective parents.
Initially unbelieving, and still somewhat unconvinced, both sets of parents eventually consent to give their blessing to Mary and Joseph's marriage.
This skit was adapted from my memory of a church drama at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Canton, Michigan.||Complete||1|
|New Testament||We Four Kings||5||A somewhat irreverent story told from the perspective of the three kings who came to see Jesus' birth, and also a story about the fourth king, who refused to come.
This is a good skit to perform for advent, as the kids look forward to Christmas, because it looks at some of the prophecies about the Messiah from the perspective of an outsider.||Complete||1|