The Skit Guys

Easter Scripts

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a time for prayer and fasting. This responsive reading is a thoughtful way for your congregation to join together to worship God and seek repentance.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 2-4 minutes

Back Nine at Emmaus

Three men are on the tee box, waiting to hit their golf shots on a beautiful Easter Sunday morning. The group ahead of them is very slow. As the men wait, they talk about life, faith, and being “self-made men.” A fourth golfer, a stranger, joins them. He off-handedly addresses some of the topics about which they’ve spoken. Who is this guy?

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 10 minutes

Bob-ism

Three friends meet for their weekly tennis game and reminisce about their friend that passed away and wish that somehow he’d come back.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 8-10 minutes

Anna

Anna, the prophetess, sits in front of the temple…waiting and hoping for the coming Messiah.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

Palm Sunday

What is Palm Sunday? This script explains the history and significance of Palm Sunday in a funny way. Get your church prepared to celebrate Holy Week! This is the script from The Skit Guys popular video ‘Palm Sunday.’

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4 minutes

Easter Changed My Day

Easter comes around every year. If it’s such an exciting time, why do we fall into the rut of thinking it’s just the same old thing every time?

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 2 minutes

I AM Alive

Our culture remembers the death of Christ at Easter, but too often, we only remember Him during the holidays. Christ wants to be involved in our daily decisions. His life gives us life. When we cultivate a relationship with Him, we begin to understand how deeply He loves us, and we thrive on the message of His life.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 1-3 minutes

Before The Clock Strikes Two

When we reflect on Peter’s denial of knowing Jesus, do we think we could have done better? How do we deny Jesus in our daily lives?

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 5-7 minutes

I Can’t See The Cross

Can our own attitudes cause us to miss celebrating Easter? See how a man is more concerned with fashion than worship. What barriers keep us from focusing on God?

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

Good Friday

Several characters surrounding the cross relive the events leading up to the crucifixion. This script can be performed as a Readers Theatre. There are 6 different characters, but they can be played by as few as two people. See The Skit Guys video of ‘Good Friday’ below.

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 6-9 minutes

Virtual Easter Invite

Two friends talk about inviting someone to church for Easter, but one is slow to realize that inviting someone to virtual church just isn’t quite the same.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

Easter Trilogy

This script is three readings- Christ’s death, His resurrection, and our response to the Living Lord. This script is perfect for incorporating into your Easter morning worship service.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4 minutes

All Mom Wants for Easter

Two moms want to redirect their families focus at Easter time from bunnies and eggs to Christ’s gift to us through His resurrection and share their ideas of how to do so…each in their own way.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

The Last Days: Peter’s Denial

A narrative of Peter’s denial of Christ before the crucifixion.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2-3 minutes

The Last Days: The Garden

A narrative of those moments had by Jesus and His disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane just before His arrest and ultimate crucifixion.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

The Last Days: Washing the Disciples Feet

A dramatic narrative of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4-5 minutes

Easter Is Everything

Mary Magdalene shares the story of when she came to know Jesus, and tells about her front-row seat to the event that changed the course of eternity.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

Grace

After his resurrection, Jesus offers grace to Peter and gently confronts him about his mistakes, his purpose, and what comes next.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

These Hands

We use our hands for many things, some of which God never intended, yet He still sent His son to provide a way for us to join Him forever. In this dramatic series of monologues, seven people examine the work of their hands and realize they need a change.

  • Actors: 8
  • Minutes: 5-6 minutes

Greatest Story Ever Told

Don’t have the preparation time, massive cast of actors, or camel rental budget for a huge Easter production this year?  We’ve got the solution:  a hybrid between a Readers’ Theatre and a Script that will help you present the Greatest Story Ever Told. The powerful story of Christ’s death on the cross and the events leading up to his ultimate sacrifice.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 6-8 minutes

The Easter Apology

An explanation of Easter.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3-4 minutes

The Substitute

A family prepares to meet an honored guest: the young soldier whose life was spared thanks to the sacrifice of their son. When the young man and the family meet, the family is met with the disappointment and awareness of the contrast between his life and the life of his substitute. Parallels a holy God’s sacrifice for an unworthy people.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 7 minutes

He Is Alive: Responsive Reading

Worship the risen Savior through scripture this Easter with “He Is Alive: A Responsive Reading” by Eddie James! This script is perfect for those of us who want to be creative in our Easter service but don’t have a lot of time.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 1-3 minutes

The Easter Egg Connection

While helping his daughter hunt for Easter eggs, a dad wonders how this tradition fits in to the holiday. This script is perfect for your Easter Sunday, or to encourage your congregation to reach out to someone who is searching during this time of Christian celebration.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4-5 minutes

At the Cross: The Two Thieves

During the crucifixion, Jesus hung on his cross between two thieves- one believed and one did not.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2-3 minutes

At the Cross: The Mob

The mob hurls insults and watches on as Jesus is crucified.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 1-2 minutes

At the Cross: Mary and the Baby Jesus

Mary has many questions about what God has planned for her little baby boy, Jesus.

  • Actors: 1 + crowd
  • Minutes: 1 minute

The Transformation of a Roman Centurion

Many of us feel cemented into our lives and lifestyles by our histories or habits. We mistakenly feel unworthy of God’s grace and we spend our time trying to find our place among life’s consolation prizes. But if a Roman Centurion can realize the renewing gift of Christ’s salvation, how can we not?

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 5 minutes

Eyewitness - An Easter Play for Children

It’s two days after the resurrection of Jesus and the disciples are a little on edge about what will happen next. As they hide away and lay low until things calm down, they reminisce about their time with Jesus. Narrated from the perspective of a young girl, this simple play is a “what if” about the events after Jesus death on the cross. Hear “eyewitness testimonies” from some really fun characters.

  • Actors: 19
  • Minutes: 25-30 minutes

Road to Emmaus

When your best friend dies, you don’t expect him to come back to life and walk with you. Listen to two older disciples who walked with Jesus not long after His resurrection.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 10-12 minutes

At the Cross: Peter

Here’s a sermon set-up that shows the disciple Peter reflecting on being named “Rock” and how ironic that was at points in his life.

  • Actors: 1 Male
  • Minutes: 1-3 minutes

At the Cross: Nicodemus

Nicodemus struggled with who Jesus really is, but he couldn’t deny the evidence that stood right in front of him.

  • Actors: 1 Male
  • Minutes: 1-3 minutes