This Readers Theater helps audiences think about the miracle and ministry of Jesus’ life, and how everything He did on earth led up to His death, which coincided with the mystery of the temple veil tearing from top to bottom.
A show called The Crazy Truth is the setting in this interactive skit, where Professor Imani and his sidekick, Zaney teach audiences (despite the meddlings of Dr. Doubt) the story of Jesus’ birth and how God uses little things to make a big difference in the world. Note: This is Day 6, if using in The Crazy Truth series.
In this Reader’s Theater script, Mary, Joseph, 2 shepherds, and an angel ask if people expected the Savior to come as a human baby, who is also fully God. Audiences are reminded that God sent His Son to show his love and to die for us all.
Four shoppers come into a shop to return their Christmas purchases, feeling that the gifts weren’t as satisfying as they’d hoped.
In a celebratory Readers Theater, audiences are reminded of the miraculous birth of Jesus, the greatest gift we could ever receive. Leads nicely into a choir or congregation singing “Joy to the World.”
In this lively skit, two anchors bring exciting news about Santa, his reindeer, and more. But what about the Good News? Works great as a sermon setup or as part of a Christmas service.
In the midst of all the bad news in our world, it’s easy to forget that the birth of Jesus was meant to bring us hope and peace. This skit reminds us of this truth, even when we’re bombarded with bad news.
In this lighthearted play, a young girl pulls her family together on Christmas Eve to put on an impromptu play. When Olivia feels the play turned into a disaster, her dad reminds her of how messy the first Christmas was, but that God uses messes to do amazing things.
The Boxies are here with a 4-week series for Advent. Using these simple, yet effective skits, you can help children understand the significance of the Advent season.
Timmy is disappointed to be playing an Advent candle in the church Christmas play, rather than the “important” role of Joseph. But as he shares his one line with his mom, Timmy discovers the importance of his role and the message of the candle of peace.
Five individuals wonder what it would’ve been like to have witnessed the arrival of a baby who would save the world, and stand in awe that Jesus came to be part of their lives. This script is a thoughtful and celebratory anthem ideal for a Christmas service. Includes an mp3 of the soundtrack from the video version.
A shepherd recounts his experience of learning about the birth of Jesus from an angel in the field. Humbled by the invitation to meet the Christ child, he shares how his soul has been awake ever since. Includes an mp3 of the soundtrack from the video version.
Mary remembers what it felt like when she was told that she would be the mother of God’s Son. She shares the awe she felt watching Him lead with wisdom beyond his years, and how she thirsts for the living water that He brought to all people. Includes an mp3 of the soundtrack from the video version.
Joseph reflects on becoming the father of Jesus. As he talks about how he wrestled with the idea that the baby would not be his own son, he beams with pride at the man Jesus was becoming.
When asked, “What child is this?” the wise man explains how he became part of the story of the Christ child. As he reflects, he describes how Jesus represents everything he had spent his life trying to learn and understand.
The three ghosts from A Christmas Carol are preparing to go teach Scrooge a lesson, but one of them has lost touch with her assignment and the entire reason for the season.
In this parody of popular vocal talent TV contests, the singers showcase their talent and their lack of holiday spirit. Featuring well-known holiday hymns, audiences learn about worshipping in spirit and truth.
As a family rushes to prepare for a Christmas pageant, they inadvertently leave their Bible behind. In this humorous script, audiences are encouraged to not forget the real reason for the season.
Mary and her father are writing letters to each other, revealing how he doubts the truth behind her pregnancy and the identity of her young son. This script is a blend of reader’s theater and an acted scene.
In this funny script, a woman pitches the story of Jesus’ life to two producers. While they can hardly believe what they’re hearing, they love the story. This script works well for holidays or for services about the life of Christ.
An adoptive mom, her adopted son, and Mary, mother of Jesus, share their experiences as they each discover that God provides, even when it seems impossible. When we feel unequipped for what’s in front of us, God gives us what we need.
As Emily and Hope decorate for a Christmas event, they realize there’s no room for the Nativity. But Hope decides that it needs to be the centerpiece—that Jesus needs to be at the center of it all.
In this comedic skit, a queen uses a rebellious criminal to demonstrate what she’s learned about Jesus by reading her newly acquired Guttenberg Bible. Though, in the end she misses God’s point.
In this monologue, Elizabeth recounts unexpected miracles: becoming the mother of John the Baptist; her husband, Zechariah, emerging from the temple mute; her cousin Mary, pregnant as well. She recognizes God’s fulfillment of promises and His redemption of us all.
John leads his son Connor into the dark, cold night to look at stars (as opposed to Connor’s phone). Conversations about the Wise Men and Jesus’ birth lead to a lesson for both father and son.
Timmy’s attempt to bring snowballs on the family’s Christmas vacation opens the door for his mom to share the Christmas story and remind Timmy of the real meaning of the holiday.
Part of the Train Up A Child series, it’s a funny and touching skit to remind Christians of all ages what they believe.
A fast-paced skit explores several hilarious types of gift givers before launching into the description of the best gift giver there is—the One who knows you better than anyone, knows exactly what you need, and gave the greatest Gift of all.
These are monologues delivered separately by each character. Appropriate for preparation for the Christmas season.
It’s Christmas Eve and Janelle finds her mom squinting at the Christmas tree, stealing a quiet moment in the busy season. Over a cup of hot chocolate, the women reflect on the importance of literally stopping everything to ensure they don’t miss the true wonder of Christmas.
When three Martians crash after a brush with a shooting star, they land on Earth, at Christmas, right in the middle of a church Nativity Play and think that what they are seeing is actually taking place.
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.
A time of worship through scripture celebrating the mystery of the Advent of Christ the Lord.