Love Scripts

God didn’t send Jesus into the world as a victorious general or a polished politician; He sent a helpless baby. God didn’t give His Son so that we could have military might, political power, or incredible fame; He gave us love. This reading, for the fourth week of Advent, reminds us of the love of God that opens up a way for redemption.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 2

In this modern-day retelling of the parable of the lost sheep, a doctor frantically searches for one of his precious (though venomous) scorpions that has gone missing.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 4

Janet is surprised to find her son sitting at the kitchen doing long division on the weekend instead of playing outside with friends. She discovers that he’s trying to calculate how many years make up 1,000 generations as he tries to wrap his head around the enormous promise of God’s love and faithfulness for His children.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

Too often Christmas is stolen from our lives without us even recognizing that it’s gone. This play highlights 8 distractions that can take our focus away from the true meaning of Christmas and cause us to miss the joy of the season. Perform the scenes individually as illustrations for a sermon series or as a full play. Each scene is 2-5 minutes in length for a total time of 40–45 minutes.

Actors: 18+ Minutes: 40-45

In this fun, modern twist on a classic story, Ella hates her life and the way her stepsisters boss her around. A visit from her fairly good godmother gives her just what she needs to make things better.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 4

In this story of the lost sheep, we join in the silly antics of some sheep waiting while their Shepherd does whatever it takes to bring home a lost one from their flock.

Actors: 5 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

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

Abby has a history of hating Valentine’s Day because it makes her feel alone and unloved. However, after finding a love letter from Jesus, she changes her mind and shares her discovery with her friend.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

Karen presents herself differently in different areas of her life as she tries to earn (and keep) love. But deep down, she wants to be fully known and fully loved. This sketch is a natural lead-in to Psalm 139.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 4

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

This series consists of 5 scripts; The Prophet’s Candle (symbolizing Hope), The Bethlehem Candle (symbolizing Faith), The Shepherd’s Candle (symbolizing Joy), The Angel’s Candle (symbolizing Peace), The Christ Candle (symbolizing Love). They can be performed all at once as one large Christmas production with the lighting of each Advent candle after the correlating script or they can be performed one at a time, correlating with the weekly lighting of an Advent Candle, with the 5th and final candle being lit at a Christmas Day or Christmas Eve service.

Actors: 4-19 Minutes: 3 each

The love of God became a living reality when Jesus was born. Through a remembrance of great acts of God's love through the history of his people, this Readers Theater script joyfully celebrates God's love for the world at the first Christmas.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

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

In this monologue, Alyssa wrestles with how she really feels about Valentine’s Day, and ultimately finds herself being honest with God about her feelings.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

Valentine's Day is about chocolate, flowers, and letting that special someone know just how much you care. But love adds up to so much more!

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3