This Is My Commandment
This Is My Commandment
God had brought the Children of Israel out of bondage and slavery. He gave them some commandments to help them know how to live their lives.
Characters: Two Puppets or narrators
Props needed: cotton balls
Puppet 1: (Sing-song tone) This is my commandment that ye love one another, that your joy may be full.
Puppet 2: Would you be quiet!
Puppet 1: (Continues singing) That your joy may be full, that your joy may be full…..
Puppet 2: Please, stop you are giving me a headache!
Puppet: 1 (Continues singing) This is my commandment that ye love one another that your joy may be full.
Puppet 2: I thought there were more commandments then that one.
Puppet 1: There are, and if you like, I will sing some more for you.
Puppet 2: Oh no, you don’t. I have better things to do than listen to a chicken crow.
Puppet 1: Hey! Chickens don’t crow they cluck.
Puppet 2: Well, whatever you say.
Puppet 1: God told Moses to give the commandments to the Children of Israel.
Puppet 2: How many were there?
Puppet 1: As I recall, there were 10 commandments.
Puppet 2: Oh no! Not again. I don’t think I can stand to hear that much more singing. My ears feel upset from that other commandment song.
Puppet 1: That was not a commandment; it was a song that I learned one year in Bible School. And by the way, your ears don’t’ get upset. They get sensitive.
Puppet 2: Whatever you say.
Puppet 1: God had brought the Children of Israel out of bondage and slavery. He gave them some commandments to help them know how to live their lives.
Puppet 2: What were these commandments?
Puppet 1: (Singing tune) You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make any idol in the form of anything in heaven above or earth below.
Puppet 2: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks! My ears are buzzing!
Puppet 1: Maybe they are just water logged. You know like when you go swimming.
Puppet 2: No, I have sensitive ears to your singing especially singing that sounds like that.
Puppet 1: Well you may as well get used to it, because that is the voice that God gave to me. (Singing) You shall not misuse the name of the Lord, and remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. You shall do no work for in six days the Lord made the heavens and earth and rested on the seventh day.
Puppet 2; Pleeeeeese give me a break! Where is that cotton? I know I had some in my pockets. (Digs in pockets and pulls out some and wads in ears) Now this will be better.
Puppet 1: (Singing tone) Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder or commit adultery. You shall not steal or give a false testimony against your neighbor.
Puppet 2: Oh, this does not help much (pulls our cotton). Now what did you say? No, no, I take that back.
Puppet 1: (singing tone) You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor or anyone - The end.
Puppet 2: Thank the Lord for that! Who keeps all those rules? I can’t even keep the ones my parents give me at home, or my teachers at school.
Puppet 1: God made these rules and we are to listen to God. He will bless us as we keep them. We will become more like Him and please Him. We will have joy when we do.
Puppet 2: What was that one commandment song. Whatever it was...(Singing tone) This is my commandment…
Puppets 1 & 2: (Singing tone) That ye love one another, that your joy may be full.
Puppets 1 & 2: Hey Kids! See you next time.
© Kidz Ministry January 16, 2009. Jeanne McIntosh. All rights reserved.