A Christmas Play: The town of Bethlehem is on the verge of a world changing event, the birth of our Savior. A young couple expecting a baby has traveled to Bethlehem to be counted as part of the Roman census. Mary’s baby is about to be born and Joseph looks for a place for them to stay. The audience will get to experience the events of the night through the reporting of the Nazareth Evening news. In addition, field reporters will bring breaking news updates, interview eyewitnesses who saw the choir of angels, and report on the census “debacle.” Shepherds, Wisemen, and even Mary and Joseph are interviewed by eager reporters excited to get the story out. This version of the nativity story creatively and humorously mixes biblical truths with present day elements and jargon.
Celebrate our country’s birthday with this Readers Theater about the struggle and sacrifice our Founding Fathers made to realize the dream that is America.
After Jesus’ resurrection, Matthias was chosen to replace Judas as one of the twelve disciples. Here, he describes what it was like to be chosen…no longer just an observer, but an obedient fisher of men. Includes the music found in the video version.
Mary Magdalene relives discovering the empty tomb and finding her Savior risen, just as He said he would! Includes the music found in the video version.
The wife of Pilate agonizes over a nightmare that came with a message. Includes the the soundtrack found in the video version from the Who Do You Say I Am? Bundle.
There are just three things that you need to survive after you graduate. And it’s not pizza, money or a good job…
A former blind man relives his life-changing encounter with Jesus. Includes the music found in the video version.
A disciple of Jesus recalls his time with the Messiah and the life-changing question asked that would settle who his Master was, once and for all. Includes that music as seen in the video version.
There is a question that Jesus asked his disciples—the most important question. One that resonates through history. A question that He asks each one of us: “Who Do You Say I Am?”
This new teaching experience is designed to help your congregation prepare for and celebrate this holy season of Easter. “Who Do You Say I Am” is a fully customizable experience. You can use it as a 5-week teaching series, a full-length Easter program, a Holy Week experience, or even as material for your small groups.
This Reader’s Theatre is a companion piece for The Call of Christmas program package, rounding out the series on Christmas morning. It can also be used as a stand-alone piece.
On a typical night while tending their sheep, two shepherds encounter heavenly hosts who share with them the biggest news the world would ever receive. Includes an mp3 file of the music used in the video version from The Call of Christmas series.
Joseph, who has found out Mary is pregnant, is visited by an Angel who commands him on what to do about it. Includes an mp3 file of the music used in the video version from The Call of Christmas series.
When Mary was visited by the angel she found herself in God’s favor and overcome with so many emotions. As she is called to provide, see how Mary responds to the words of the angel—words that changed everything. Part of the series, The Call of Christmas. Includes the mp3 file of the music used in the video version.
While performing priestly duties at the temple, Zechariah is met by a heavenly stranger, who gives him news so unexpected God renders him utterly silent. Includes an mp3 of the music used in the video version.
The Call of Christmas series is more than just the story of Jesus’ arrival. Through the stories of Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, we’re each given a call to prepare, a call to provide, a call to protect, and a call to praise. This series will help prepare your church for a celebration of the arrival of Jesus and can also be used as part of an Advent series.
Cleo and Clopas reflect back on their most favorite story about their most favorite person and how what he did changed everything, forever. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version as seen below.
When Peter and John realize that Jesus is gone from his tomb, they struggle to understand what this might mean about their Savior. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version as seen below.
Jesus took our sins and healed us…and on the third day showed the world God’s power. Use this call to worship to start your Easter Celebration and reflect on all that changed when Christ rose from the grave.
We all know what happens to Jesus after he takes the place of Barabbas, but what happened to Barabbas? Watch this interpretation of what Barabbas must have been contending with.
Imagine what it must have been like for Lazarus to continue on with life after being raised by Jesus. This scene gives a look at how the world must look knowing that Jesus didn’t just want to save him, but also the world! Includes mp3 of music found in the video version as seen below.
Frank and his family have no problem asking their neighbor for help with a picture…but it never crossed Frank’s mind to invite him to their church’s Easter services.
A series of vignettes that communicate the impact of Christ both before and after the Cross. This package is a profoundly moving and authentic way to prepare the hearts and minds of your congregation in advance of Easter.
The word love is such a powerful idea. It can mean so many things and it’s mere mention suggests even more. But as much as our world talks about and considers love, we rarely approach anything close to what it represents. But God does. In so many ways. And His perfect love shines a light on what love really should look like.
Here’s a special message about God’s love. While it may include using some artistic license and an ill-advised falsetto, have no fear because it gets there eventually.
Sam, Jake and Frank are three average shepherds whose lives are changed when they are visited by angels who bring news of Christ’s birth. While they are all eager to get going to visit the Christ child, they wrestle with the small matter of who is going to be on sheep duty. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version as seen below.
An innkeeper meets a young couple looking for a place to rest as they travel. Though weary, the innkeeper is in conflict about wanting to help vs. the reality of his booked up inn. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version as seen below.
After hearing rumors about the birth of a Messiah, a ruthless Herod tries to use some new acquaintances to get him information about the newborn Christ. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version.
Mary and Joseph are a young couple with lots of plans for their future together, but those plans change after God steps in. Though Mary has faith, she struggles with how to tell her fiancé of what the Angel has told her. Both because of how unbelievable it is and how it will change both of their lives forever. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version.
When Zechariah comes back from the temple unable to speak, his wife, Elizabeth, doesn’t understand why. But she learns that her husband’s inability to speak isn’t the only supernatural thing happening in their life. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version.
This Christmas series is an amazing tool that will help prepare your church in celebration of our coming savior. Not only that, but if your church follows Advent, this series can complement each Sunday.
A series of eyewitness accounts that dramatically retell the course of Christ’s ministry leading up to his crucifixion. These scripts will help your church prepare for Easter. They highlight major events in Christ’s life and how they impact people’s lives today.
The purchased package includes eight total scripts: John the Baptist, Simon Peter, Temple Cleansing, Nicodemus, God’s Voice In the Thunder, Palm Sunday, Peter’s Denial, and Nobody But Jesus.
The package also includes supplemental materials like: MP3 Music as seen in videos, 8 Weeks of Sermon Notes, a Countdown Video, a Motions Pack, a Stills Pack, Sermon Slides and Artwork for your church programs and promotion.
John The Baptist may have never set out to talk much, but listen as he describes ending up with a front row seat to the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Includes music used in video version.
After being put in his place, Peter recounts being called “Satan” and how he realized that the one needing saving wasn’t Jesus, but himself.
Widowed and just wanting to worship, a woman describes the scene at the temple when Jesus drove out the money changers and the kind of rescue that meant for her. Includes music used in video version.
He was a Pharisee, but one that wanted to hear what Jesus had to say. Watch as Nicodemus retells the conversation with Christ that helped him focus on how less really could be more.
Listen as a follower of Jesus describes her experiences with thunder, creaky elbows and seeing Jesus on the night of Passover.
A guy borrows one donkey and never hears the end of it. Listen as one of Jesus’ followers describes the atmosphere around Jesus’ triumphant arrival on Palm Sunday. Includes music from video version.
Watch as Peter painfully recounts the events leading up to his darkest hour. Great video for Good Friday services. Includes music from video version.
Jesus lived a short life, but in that time, he did so much. Perhaps even more than his accomplishments though, what is so profound is his unique ability to be everything we needed and be everything that no one else could. Based on a sermon by Sam Storm. Includes music from the video version.
After sending all sorts of messages of reconciliation to his children, a Father decides to pack up and go to them in person.
Louis hears the phrase “Happy Holidays” one too many times and learns a lesson on the difference between religion and grace.
A dad finds a way for his family to keep the main thing, Jesus, the main thing at Christmas.
A new mom reflects on the journey she and her husband have been on to becoming parents and how God has not forgotten us.
While making her annual batch of Christmas bread, Christy makes the connection that big things can come from small places.
Sometimes we believe that God just tolerates us because of all the “yuck” in our hearts. In this script, Tommy and Eddie take a look at David’s honest prayer to God about the transformation of our hearts and lives.
Christmas gifts come in all kinds of sizes, shapes and styles. This Christmas, introduce your church family to five people who discover that the gifts of Christmas are really:
The Gift of Expectancy
The Gift of Grace
The Gift of Reconciliation
The Gift of Adoption
The Gift of Jesus
Each gift will help your congregation enter the Christmas season with hearts overflowing with the love of God.
This includes all 5 scripts, mp3 music files, sermon outlines, still and motion backgrounds and artwork.
Year after year, Memaw volunteers for VBS. Don’t let Memaw serve the kids punch and animal crackers alone. Find her some help with this script and recruit some volunteers for VBS.
Her brother had been raised from the dead. Her family was friends with Jesus. Listen as Mary talks about anointing Jesus’ feet with oil. Use in the weeks leading up to Easter.
Two disciples remember being with Jesus the week before his resurrection. Use in the weeks leading up to Easter and it’s a great script for your Palm Sunday service.
He was a servant to the high priest and found himself on the wrong end of a sword. Listen as Malchus describes the events surrounding the Garden of Gethsemane.
Watch as Mary Salome recounts her Easter Sunday story. With an empty tomb, guards silenced and angels all involved, her sandals couldn’t carry her fast enough.
Simon of Cyrene made the long journey to celebrate Passover in Jerusalem. Little did he know that this Friday would go down in history. Use in the weeks leading up to Easter and it’s a great video for Good Friday.
From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, Jesus goes from being ushered in like a king to being crucified like a criminal and then ultimately overcoming the grave. Hear people close to Jesus recount his final week. The script pack includes all 5 scripts (Andrew and Philip, Mary of Bethany, Malchus, Simon of Cyrene and Salome) as well 5 different slides, sermon helps, music, a countdown and artwork that you can use for promotional materials, programs or whatever else you want to create.
The Wise Man recounts his journey and the surprise at the end of it all.
The night of Christ’s birth, a shepherd realizes that this night is good news to ALL people.
Joseph struggles to understand why God would choose him to be Christ’s earthly father.
The Innkeeper comes to realize why his mother always told him to make room.
Elizabeth discovers that God can create life out of a barren womb.
Mary discovers that Christ really will change everything.
Two coworkers, Barry and Jerry, meet up at the water cooler for some conversation. But neither one is really listening to what the other is saying and it quickly goes downhill. This script reminds us how important it is to really listen when someone we know needs to be heard.
Zombies, Chalupa’s and Tombs…oh my! Journey with Tommy and Eddie as they imagine what it must’ve been like to watch Lazarus walk out of the tomb. Sometimes it takes death to remind us what “abundant life” is all about.
Wouldn’t it be great if God would just physically appear before us and sit and talk face to face? Since He doesn’t, people have managed to come up with a few different ways to express themselves to God so that they think they are impressing Him when all He really wants is for us to be real and honest and still.
This First Christmas Script pack features reflections from Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth, The Inn Keeper, A Wiseman, A Shepherd. Can be used for as part of a Christmas Play or individually in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This script bundle also includes the music used in the videos as mp3 files for your use.
From singing songs backwards, tags sewn in underwear and of course…the “no-no square”; Watch as Little Billy discovers how to sing “My God is so big” and Mr. Drummond discovers how big God really is. This is a great skit to set up a message about God’s presence during sickness or trials in our lives.
In a conversation between Little Billy and his Sunday School teacher, Little Billy swerves from underwear to Zacchaeus to sick trees. And through it all Little Billy learns about God’s crazy love and grace.