Easter Scripts

The disciple known as James the Lesser reflects on Jesus’ resurrection. Though he felt inadequate and unimportant, he realizes that what Jesus did on the cross was for him. He has been made whole because of Jesus’ sacrifice.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

As a playwright works to compose a sketch about sin for the church youth group, three teens act out the scenes as they're written (and deleted) and rewritten.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 6

In this hour-long Easter play, we see snapshots from the lives of four inspiring, historical figures: William Wilberforce, Hannah Moore, Rosalind Goforth and Eric Liddell. The frame around each of these snapshots is Christ’s story of love and sacrifice on that first Easter, which makes possible every act of Christian love, sacrifice, and faith ever since. This powerful production also features a choir.

Actors: 10+ Minutes: 60

This Readers Theatre series for Lent contains all 5 scripts from the Things of God series.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

In this Readers Theater, we look at how the thorn brings pain, and our lives are made up of painful events. But we are reminded that our pain is not the end, and that God will use it for something greater, like He did with His Son on the cross.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

What we soak up in life is what we let out. This Readers Theater looks at how Jesus absorbed all the pain of those around Him, but when He was wrung out, compassion, light, love, and healing came out.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 2

This Readers Theater explores the idea that we all carry signs about who we believe ourselves to be, and they're usually not very positive. But Jesus has written messages on our hearts reminding us that we are His children and we are loved.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

Thinking of the bitterness of the drink offered to Jesus on the cross, this Readers Theater explores the idea that we often end up with a cup running over with things we don't want. But we're reminded that Jesus drank the cup of God's judgment so we wouldn't have to.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

This Readers Theater explores the significance of a coin today, and how, though they are small things on their own, they can add up to a lot. The coin is compared to sin, and we're reminded that all the coins in the world could never add up to the cost of Jesus' sacrifice for us.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

A game show that presents hard-to-believe facts leads us to think about the bizarre reality of the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 3

While browsing in a pawn shop, a craftsman finds a guitar that he made with his own hands. The craftsman points out the intricate details to the shop owner, helping him realize the immense value of the guitar.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

This Readers Theater reminds us that God is with us in the dark places of our lives. We remember that He knows what it's like to be human and experience pain, and He will walk with us through life's heartbreaking moments.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 3

As Mary reads from her diary, she remembers the birth of her son, Jesus, and the trials and struggles He faced. What were her dreams for her son? Did she truly understand His future?

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

In this skit, when Mary and a disciple discover the tomb is empty, Jesus appears and confirms the good news, that He is alive.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 2

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

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