Cross Scripts

That Towering Cross

Anna returns to the small-town church she grew up attending for its annual Easter production after a ten-year absence. When she meets Joshua after the performance, her view of the cross as a tired, old symbol is challenged not only by his invitation to imagine it differently but her need for it to be something more.

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 55

You Can’t Have Easter Without…

The many beloved trappings and traditions of Easter are personified in this children’s play as all of them try to claim that you can’t have Easter without…well, them! But they are about to discover the real meaning of Easter and understand their role is important in helping to celebrate the season.

  • Actors: 16
  • Minutes: 5

Do You Hear?

A man is followed by a sound that impacts him every time he commits a sin.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

Cupid

Susie wants Willie to ask her to the Valentine party at church, but Willie is clueless! So Susie gets a little help from Cupid. This is a fun skit for Valentine’s Day that talks about how God showed His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus.

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 8

The Image of the Cross

Four different scenes are depicted with four different perspectives on the cross.

  • Actors: 8
  • Minutes: 7

Encounters With Christ: Simon of Cyrene

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.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4-5 minutes

An Easter Carol

A new spin on an old classic. Years after the crucifixion, a Centurion is visited by three people in a dream and learns that forgiveness is just a prayer away.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 8-10 minutes

Day of Hope

It’s remarkable to think that the worst day of Jesus’ life was not a day of defeat, but of victory…and our day of hope.

  • 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

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

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

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

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/her daughter hunt for Easter eggs, a dad/mom 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. Includes a male and female version of the script.

  • 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

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

Between the Giants: A Christmas Play

Set in a coffee shop, modern day characters from the Christmas story come to life as they celebrate Christmas and realize there’s more to our Christian lives than just living between the giants of Christmas and Easter.

  • Actors: 9
  • Minutes: 30 minutes

On The Way to The Cross

Follow Jesus through His ministry as He makes His way to pay the ultimate sacrifice for you and me.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

At the Cross: Mary and the Lord Jesus

Mary, the mother of Jesus remembers her son the day he is crucified.

  • Actors: 1 Female
  • Minutes: 2-3 minutes

John, The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

A great monologue for Holy Week from the Apostle John as he tells of the events in the upper room, Gethsemene, the trial of Christ, and His crucifixion. 

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 10-12 minutes

Easter Reading Script

This reading takes selected verses from the Gospels and tells the story of the Last Supper through Christ’s resurrection.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

Some Chose, Some Did Not

A re-telling of the story that involves Jesus’ last days, crucifixion, and resurrection.

  • Actors: 6