Resurrection Scripts

The joy of Easter is so wonderful it’s natural to want to simply focus on the resurrection. However, it’s important to take time to remember the terrible three days before the tomb was found empty. This Reader’s Theatre script helps to guide the congregation into Good Friday to remember the suffering of Christ and to take a moment to pray for those who still suffer for his Name.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

Have you ever imagined what happened after Christ rose from the dead and stood before the throne of God? This Readers Theatre script imagines the incredible moment when, upon defeating death, Jesus takes his seat at the right hand of God.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 2

John 20 is retold through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, Peter, and Thomas.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 5

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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