Pentecost Call to Worship

Jesus Rose - Easter Anthem

There is no grave that can hold Jesus! Celebrate the risen Savior on Easter morning with this anthem video, where we’re reminded of the miraculous resurrection of the Son of God, who came to die for each of us.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 2

It Is Finished

In this Readers Theater, audiences are led to focus on the phrase Jesus cried out on the cross, exclaiming that “it is finished,” and how those words impact our lives as Christians.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

Operation Easter Egg Retrieval

In a script that is appropriate for all ages, Mission Control is overseeing a hunt for Easter eggs. The unexpected happens when the coveted golden egg is found–and it’s empty.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4

Easter Bunny Interrogation

The Easter Bunny is being questioned about his role in Jesus’ resurrection as two interrogators try to figure out the connection between the candy-delivering rabbit and Easter Sunday.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5

Resurrection Allegations

In this skit, the resurrection is put on trial. Featuring factual evidence that surrounds the resurrection, this script will also complement a book study or movie event for The Case for Christ.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 5

Jesus Reigns - Thomas the Doubter

Thomas wasn’t known as a doubter when Jesus was alive; He was a fierce follower and believer. But when Jesus returned from the grave, Thomas needed to see and touch his wounds before he could reconcile what he was seeing.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 2

Jesus Died - Joseph of Arimathea

Joseph of Arimathea followed Jesus during His ministry and watched Him die. Joseph felt called to step up and bury Jesus—to do one thing for the man who did so much for him.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 2

Jesus Saves - Peter

Peter recounts the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem with crowds chanting, “Hosanna in the highest! Salvation has come!” Others finally figured out what he already knew—that Jesus was the one who will save us when we call His name.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 2

Jesus Loves - The Woman at the Well

For all the times she went to fetch water, feeling alone and ashamed, the woman at the well never imagined that she’d encounter Jesus—a man who knew all about her, and yet, did not judge her.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2

The Easter Connection

In this lighthearted script, two friends prepare for an Easter egg hunt while discussing the meaning of Easter. While one can’t seem to follow who Jesus is and what He did, the other helps his friend connect the dots.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2

Love Stands In The Gap

This skit demonstrates how Jesus accepted the punishment for our sins, and how He disciplines us to help us become more like Him. After an exchange between a father and teen, we see Jesus having a similar conversation with one of His followers.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 5

Indictment

While sitting in a courtroom awaiting his/her turn before the judge, a person caught speeding compares his/her sin to the other “criminals” in the room who seem guiltier. A friend reminds this person that we’re all guilty, and that none of us deserve grace, but that Jesus died for all sinners—for all of us.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

No Foolin’

Two co-workers discuss the viability of the resurrection as an actual event in history. As one questions the logic behind what he believes is a feel-good fairy tale, the other shares evidence and facts that point to the plausibility of Jesus rising from the dead.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

The Veil is Torn

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.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 4-6

April Fool’s Easter Invite

When Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day, inviting friends to church may prove to be a little trickier than you’d think. Use this humorous skit to remind your congregation to invite their friends and family to this year’s Easter service.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2

It’s Empty, He’s Alive!

With their hopes dashed, the disciples are hiding out together in a house in Jerusalem after the crucifixion. Terrified and unsure what to do, they plan to head back to Galilee under the cover of night to avoid arrest. But then Mary Magdalene comes with news that’s too good to be true: The tomb is empty. Either Jesus is alive, or Mary’s gone crazy.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 4

But Christ DID Rise from the Dead!

In this Readers Theater for Easter (or any service focused on Jesus’ resurrection), we are reminded of what we received as a result of Jesus conquering death and rising from the grave. Themes: Easter, Resurrection, Salvation, Christian Life

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 4

The Easter Animal Contest

Bunny, Chicken, and Lizard are entering a contest to become the new Easter animal. Once they hear what the job might cost them, they decide to bow out.

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 5

The Crazy Truth - Celebrate the Cross

A show called The Crazy Truth is the setting in this interactive skit, where Professor Imani and his sidekick, Zaney, use their “celebration machine” to help audiences understand why we celebrate what Jesus did on the cross. Note: This is Day 5, if you are using The Crazy Truth series.

  • Actors: 8
  • Minutes: 8

A Snapshot from Good Friday - Bundle

A bundled version of the “A Snapshot from Good Friday” script series. Includes 6 scripts, featuring the perspectives of Peter, John, Mary the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of the Good Criminal, the Daughter of Jarius, and the Centurion

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 4+

A Snapshot from Good Friday - Peter

Peter wrestles with his betrayal of Jesus. He knows that Jesus will forgive him, but can he forgive himself?

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

A Snapshot from Good Friday - John

John reflects on his time with the Jesus and the day he was called to follow his Messiah.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

A Snapshot from Good Friday - The Mother of the Good Criminal

The mother of a young man who took the wrong path; she is struggling with losing him and trying to absorb what she has seen and heard.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

A Snapshot from Good Friday - Mary

Mary talks about what it was like to be the mother of the Messiah, watching Jesus grow up and fulfill His purpose.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

A Snapshot from Good Friday - The Centurion

Centurion Longinus had carried out many executions, but this one in particular was unlike any he had ever experienced.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

A Snapshot from Good Friday - Daughter of Jairus

Jairus, a leader in the synagogue, asked Jesus to heal his young daughter who was dying. By the time Jesus arrived at Jairus’ house, the young girl had died. In this script, that same young girl remembers meeting Jesus after He raised her from the dead.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 8

I Should Never Have Let You Name It

Joseph tells his seven-year-old son Yeshua (Jesus) that they must kill the lamb that Yeshua has raised for the last year.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

The Eternal Life Insurance Company

A skit about Christ’s sacrifice as payment for our sins. Becky tries to buy eternal life insurance, but finds that she cannot pay the exorbitant cost. With nothing adequate to barter for payment, she gladly accepts when the boss of the insurance company offers to cover her bill.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4

A Holy Week Narration

A poetic holy week narration from the perspective of the mother who loved him, the disciples who were called by him, the people who put their hope in him, and those who would try to destroy him.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 10

Who Do You Say I Am? Matthias

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.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3

Who Do You Say I Am? Mary Magdalene

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.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

Two Men One Choice

Simon Peter and Judas Iscariot were both disciples of Jesus. Both were flawed, both betrayed Jesus. But, one went on to build the church, the other died alone by his own hand. What was the difference? It all came down to one choice.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5