Forgiveness Scripts

This readers theater tells the story of John, who thinks he is perfect and looks down on everyone else. A series of events on Christmas Eve turn him from a bitter, judgmental man to one who's willing to acknowledge his imperfections and accept help from others.

Actors: 9 Minutes: 12

Lilly and her friend Lars are all about the joy of forgiveness, but the villainous Stanley StingyBritches is out to steal all the forgiveness for himself and never give it to anybody. As Lilly and Lars discover, sometimes people need to be soaked in forgiveness before they truly understand its cleansing potential.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 15

When Adam and Eve find themselves outside of the garden, they discover that they now have a big empty spot near their hearts. After numerous humorous attempts to find what’s missing, they learn that the answer is as near as a prayer.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

This Readers Theater recounts the story of the adulterous woman and exposes our own tendencies to judge others and avoid being real about our own struggles.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

In this Readers Theater, a person takes an all too familiar journey into spiritual isolation and hopelessness, only to find Christ’s grace pursuing and surrounding, even in the deserved darkness.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

He was placed with his mat in a room full of people listening to Jesus teach, hoping for a miracle. When Jesus said that the paralytic man’s sins were forgiven, he wondered how it was possible for Jesus to forgive sins. The man realizes that only God can forgive sins and heal his legs, and he knows that God can change the world.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

When Sara notices a huge spot on her floor, she's concerned what people will think about her. Jill encourages her by sharing about her own spot, reminding Sara that everyone has things in their lives they're ashamed of.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

Though "freedom" is the only word used throughout this skit, when the son returns to his father, the word is a powerful reminder that true freedom is only found in God.

Actors: 6 Minutes: 2

When Becky finds a Valentine card she wrote to God as a 7-year-old, she reflects on how much easier it seemed to love God and to know that He loved her. She remembers that God loves her, no matter what.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

As Hannah meets with a counselor for the first time, she bemoans the holidays which makes her feel guilty and ashamed. Ultimately, she realizes what it means to truly be forgiven.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 7

This Readers Theater tells a story that reminds us that even when we can't forgive ourselves or forget the sins we've committed, God not only forgives, but also forgets all our sins.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 2

This Readers Theatre takes a modern-day look at the story of Jesus' death from the perspective of bullying.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 3

Hardness of Heart is a spiritual condition affecting millions. In this parody of a TV commercial for a prescription drug, we learn about Confessitall®, and how it can help anyone struggling with the epidemic of HOH.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 2

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

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

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

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