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Good Friday Scripts

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

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

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

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

Who Do You Say I Am? Claudia (Good Friday)

The wife of Pilate agonizes over a nightmare that came with a message. Includes the the soundtrack found in the video version from the Who Do You Say I Am? Bundle.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3

Who Do You Say I Am? Bundle

There is a question that Jesus asked his disciples—the most important question. One that resonates through history. A question that He asks each one of us: “Who Do You Say I Am?”

This new teaching experience is designed to help your congregation prepare for and celebrate this holy season of Easter. “Who Do You Say I Am” is a fully customizable experience. You can use it as a 5-week teaching series, a full-length Easter program, a Holy Week experience, or even as material for your small groups.

Confessions of an Everyday Criminal

Seven individuals, from both then and now, soberly consider their role in the crucifixion of the Savior.

  • Actors: 7
  • Minutes: 5

Though He Crush Me

Though He Crush Me is a surprising conversation between Christ and the devil
moments before the Crucifixion.

This short play is a great illustration tool for teachers and communicators alike and
serves as a powerful exploration of the enormous personal stakes and sacrifice for
Christ as he goes to the cross. With his hands tied behind his back and about to face
his greatest challenge yet, Christ is Intimidated and belittled by the devil who appears
to make him doubt the divine plan. But Christ turns the conversation, and the devil,
on their head with a powerful argument at the genius and wisdom of Heaven.
Though He Crush Me is certain to make audiences look at the story of
Good Friday with new eyes.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 13

Passion Walk

This bundle of five scripts, 4 of which are monologues, is meant to be used in a Passion Walk experience. You will find the thoughts, emotions and descriptions of witnesses to Jesus’ crucifixion and moments leading up to it. You will find anger, sadness, brutal honesty and fear as Peter, Pilate, a Roman Soldier, Mary Magdalene and Simon of Cyrene bring to life their perspective on the excruciating death of Jesus Christ. Includes 5 slides to use on your screens or as backgrounds.

  • Actors: 5+
  • Minutes: 4

40 Days With Jesus Script Bundle

A series of eyewitness accounts that dramatically retell the course of Christ’s ministry leading up to his crucifixion. These scripts will help your church prepare for Easter. They highlight major events in Christ’s life and how they impact people’s lives today.

The purchased package includes eight total scripts: John the Baptist, Simon Peter, Temple Cleansing, Nicodemus, God’s Voice In the Thunder, Palm Sunday, Peter’s Denial, and Nobody But Jesus.

The package also includes supplemental materials like: MP3 Music as seen in videos, 8 Weeks of Sermon Notes, a Countdown Video, a Motions Pack, a Stills Pack, Sermon Slides and Artwork for your church programs and promotion.

  • Minutes: 30 minutes

40 Days: Peter’s Denial

Watch as Peter painfully recounts the events leading up to his darkest hour. Great video for Good Friday services. Includes music from video version.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 5

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

The Simon Peter Chronicles: The End of My Self

Following Jesus’ arrest, and his own denial of Him, Peter is devastated. His dreams are invaded by images of destruction. In the darkest hour, Jesus is there with us. Are we with Him?

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 3-5 minutes

The Simon Peter Chronicles

A collection of six monologues, chronicling Simon Peter’s encounters with Jesus Christ. These “journal entries” can serve as powerful sermon illustrators. This bundle comes with artwork including logo, title slides and background slides for your worship service.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: Six 3-5 minute scripts

Manure-Caked Man-Feet

Two friends reflect on the significance of what washing each other’s feet really means.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

Good Friday

Several characters surrounding the cross relive the events leading up to the crucifixion. This script can be performed as a Readers Theatre. There are 6 different characters, but they can be played by as few as two people. See The Skit Guys video of ‘Good Friday’ below.

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 6-9 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 Substitute

A family prepares to meet an honored guest: the young soldier whose life was spared thanks to the sacrifice of their son. When the young man and the family meet, the family is met with the disappointment and awareness of the contrast between his life and the life of his substitute. Parallels a holy God’s sacrifice for an unworthy people.

  • Actors: 5
  • Minutes: 7 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


The Apostle Peter recounts the events of Good Friday, Easter morning, and the days that followed, and realizes that the Savior he betrayed forgives him completely.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 6-8 minutes

Some Chose, Some Did Not

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

  • Actors: 6