Power Bible Drama
A Leper Is Healed Skit
Characters: Leper, Jesus, Townspeople (2),
Costumes: Leper (regular clothes that are in bad shape) Jesus (white robe and long dark hair or wig), Townspeople (robes and head coverings), Narrators (everyday clothes)
Characters: Leper, Jesus, 2 townspeople, Narrators (2)
Narrator 1: Once upon a time…
Narrator 2: What are you telling, Goldilocks and the Three Bears?
Narrator 1: Of course not, besides… you interrupted me. Once upon a time……..
Narrator 2: There were three pigs!!!
Narrator 1: You mean three little pigs? No, that is not what I am trying to say. And if you would quit interrupting me, I would tell you.
Narrator 2: Ok. I’m ready.
Narrator 1: (closed his eyes and crosses his arms ignoring him)
Narrator 2: I’m ready.
Narrator 1: (Continues to do the same ignoring him)
Narrator 2: I SAID… I am ready!
Narrator 1: Are you sure?
Narrator 2: I will not repeat myself.
Narrator 1: Once upon a time, there was a leper.
Narrator 2: You’re making that up.
Narrator 1: No, for real.
Narrator 2: What is a leper?
Leper: (Enters calling loudly and crosses stage) Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! (Exits)
Narrator 1: It is a terrible, unclean disease.
Narrator: 2: You mean like chicken pox?
Narrator 1: Do you remember that kid last year at school who stank all the time? His hair was always greasy, and his clothes dirty?
Narrator 2: Hmmmmmmm……….. Yeah! I do remember him now. He stuttered, and because he smelled so badly, no one wanted to sit by him in class. The teacher finally made him sit next to the window away from the rest of us.
Narrator 1: How do you think it made him feel?
Narrator 2: I’d say pretty badly. But I could not stand the smell.
Narrator 1: That was what it was like for lepers in Jesus’ time. People did not want to be around them. They were shunned in society for it was considered to be a bad disease. In fact, the people felt that God did not approve of lepers. They had to live alone, and cry out “unclean” when there were any people around…. All the time.
Leper: (Enters calling loudly and crosses stage) Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! (Exits)
Narrator 2: How terrible!
Narrator 1: The Jewish leaders did not believe a person could hardly be cured of this. They felt it would be just as easy to raise someone from the dead.
Narrator 2: Poor man! All those lepers…why didn’t they take some Benadryl for it? It helped me when I had the chicken pox. I itched all over before that (scratches).
Narrator 1: This is different! You did not have leprosy!
Narrator 2: I had spots all over me (scratches again while looking at arms) His were white I noticed…what’s the difference?
Narrator 1: A leper’s skin is flaky and itchy, but I’d say there was a big difference. Do you want to hear what happened to this man with leprosy?
Narrator 2: Sure thing! I like a good story.
Narrator 1: Well, this is what the Bible says…listen here (Opens Bible)!
Leper: (enters scratching himself. Pulls up pant leg and scratches. Scratches head, arms, and feet.) Wears tattered clothes that are torn and bare feet.
Townspeople: You are not welcome here! Go home! Get out of here! (Begin to take a few steps threatening toward the leper)
Leper: Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! (Running off)
Townspeople: Wait a minute! (Leper turns) Why are you here in our town? This is a clean town and we do not want strangers here especially those who look like you do. This is a nice town and we pay taxes to keep it that way – you know Uncle Sam?
Leper: Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! Unclean! (Begins scratching all over again)
Townspeople: Some people never do learn. I’m going home. I have a ball game this evening and we are having pizza – home made, too. Wait! Who is that?
Jesus: (Enters reading aloud from Bible - Luke 5:12-16) One day in one of the villages there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus he fell down before him in prayer and said, "If you want to, you can cleanse me." (The Message)
Townspeople: (Pointing) That’s Jesus! The healer!
Jesus: (Continues reading from Bible) Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, "Be clean." Then and there his skin was smooth, the leprosy gone.”
Leper: I wonder if Jesus can heal me? I wonder if He would think I was important enough to heal? Maybe, Jesus would not want to touch me. I guess it will not work.
Jesus: (Keeps reading from Bible) ”Jesus instructed him, "Don't talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed self to the priest, along with the offering ordered by Moses. Your cleansed and obedient life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done." But the man couldn't keep it to himself, and the word got out. Soon a large crowd of people had gathered to listen and be healed of their ailments. As often as possible Jesus withdrew to out-of-the-way places for prayer.” (The Message)
Leper: Maybe it’s worth a try. He does seem like a nice person. I’ll go ask Him.
Leper: (Runs to Jesus and kneels at Jesus’ feet)
Townspeople: Where is the leper going? No way! He’s not going to Jesus. We’ve got to stop him. Hey there, leper, you stop!
Jesus: What would you have me do for you?
Leper: "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
Townspeople: That’s impossible. A leper cannot be healed. He does not know what he is asking.
Jesus: (Places his hands on the leper’s eyes) I will…… be cleansed from your leprosy.
Leper: You did it! I am healed! I am clean, clean, clean, clean! (Dances around & then hugs Jesus). Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Townspeople: Jesus DID heal him! Can you beat that! Jesus must have SUPER POWER! No one could do that unless he had SUPER POWER!
Leper: Clean, clean, clean, clean! (Looks at arms, pulls up pants shows clean legs) clean, clean. Jesus has made me clean! I am clean!
Townspeople: We may as well go home and eat that pizza now. I am already late for my game. But wait until I tell this news. What SUPER POWER!
Narrator 1: Wow! That was some story!
Narrator 2: (Closes Bible) We can be a witness for Jesus Christ, and be bold going to others and sharing the Good News. The leper showed such boldness to going to Jesus to be healed. Jesus will help us and go with us anywhere, too.
Narrator 2: He will also cleanse us like He did the leper. If we just ask Him it is as simple as ABC. Admit you are a sinner, and tell Him what you have done wrong, believe Jesus died for you and tell Him those sins, and claim that He has done for you what He said He would do.
© Kidz Ministry Jeanne McIntosh, May 2009. All rights reserved.
JESUS WALKS ON WATER
Cast: Jesus, Narrators (2), Disciples (1 & 2)
Costumes: Disciples – Biblical; Narrators – silly hats, socks and attire; Jesus – white robe and wig.
Props: Boat, large fish, basket of sea creatures, loaf bread, fish, life jacket, sunglasses (1 pair), oar or use a broom or mop.
Based on Matthew 14:13-33
Narrator 1: People are often amazed at the strange creatures they find in the sea.
Narrator 2: I agree. Look here (pulls out creatures from basket one by one) These are some pretty amazing sea creatures. Ouch! This one must bite!
Narrator 1: Sea creatures come in all sorts of colors, and funny shapes and many of them have strange habits. Look at this one!
Narrator 1: Still, I can't think of anything stranger than some of the things Jesus did when he lived on this earth. You know, what I mean. Like walking on the water.
Narrator 2: That's impossible! When you step on the water you’re gonna sink to the bottom. I can’t even float without sinking!
Narrator 1: Jesus walked "ON" the water. He didn't use a surf board. He didn't have a boogie board. He walked right on the water in the middle of a storm.
Narrator 2: Now that's strange! I don’t even like the lightening!
Narrator 1: No, it's not really strange. It's a miracle. Wait a minute. I'm starting in the middle, and the beginning is too good to miss. Listen to this (Opens Bible)
Narrator 1: Jesus had preached to the people all day. He was really tired. Oh, how the people loved to hear Jesus teach. He spoke with a power and authority, they had never experienced. Still they loved His miracles even more than his words.
Narrator 2: Did He heal the lame and blind?
Narrator 1: Sure! The people loved to watch the lame run and jump after Jesus healed them. It was a sight to see the happiness on the faces of the blind when Jesus opened their eyes. But the people had been there all day. In their hurry to join the growing crowds, many had not brought food.
Narrator 2: That reminds me – I did not eat any breakfast this morning. I was in a big hurry and forgot. Maybe we can go to McDonalds for lunch.
Narrator 1: Maybe. The disciples found two fish and five little loaves. (Holds up bread and fish) They watched in surprise as he multiplied the two fish and five loaves of bread.
Narrator 2: I feel my stomach growling now. (Rubs stomach).
Narrator 1: Jesus took the fish and the bread and when He had thanked God for it, He began to break it.
Narrator 2: I always remember to thank God for my food every day – especially if it is McDonalds. I love their double cheeseburgers and fries.
Narrator 1: When he finished praying, He began to break the bread. He fed five thousand men, plus their wives, and all their little fishes, I mean children. Everyone ate until their stomachs were full and content.
Narrator 2: I am getting hungrier by the minute. I think we passed a McDonalds on our way here. It is down the corner on Keister. They sell double cheeseburgers – I am sure. (Rubs stomach).
Narrator 1: (Closes Bible) As the sun began to set…you have heard the rest of the story. Watch what happens next……
Jesus: You people have listened so well today. We have fed you, and now you need to all go home. We all need to have a time to rest from our duties. You, disciples, can take the boat and go to the other side. I will be there shortly. (Jesus goes to a place and kneels to pray as disciples get into the boat.
Disciple 1: Yikes! It’s getting dark. I think something bit my leg. Yikes! What is that thing?
Disciple 2: Do you think this boat will sink? It looks mighty flimsy to me. Who built this thing anyhow? It reminds me of a toy boat I had when I was a kid that I used to play with in the bathtub.
Disciple 1: I don’t know, I just hope we make it to the other side.
Disciple 2: Where did Jesus go? What if we sink in this thing? It does not look like it will hold too many people.
Disciple 1: Good night! We’re doomed. This storm out here is getting pretty bad. What will we do?
Disciple 2: Well, put on your life jacket. It holds 80 pounds – that should do.
Disciple 1: I think it is water logged! Here you take it. I can float if it tips over.
Disciple 2: What time is it? 3:00 in the morning! Oh my stars, that’s three hours later. Where is Jesus? He knows that we have a need. This storm out here is getting worse.
Disciple 1: Help! Look at that big whale out there. See it?
Disciple 2: I don’t see anything (Puts on his sunglasses to see better)
Disciple 1: Do you see it? Hey, the sun isn’t shinning; take those off before you wreak us. Here take this paddle and help me.
Disciple 2: We have been rowing all night and I am getting tired. Forget it! I am too tired to row any. This wind and lightening and all have made me dizzy. In fact, I think I am seeing double right now.
(Jesus gets up from praying and begins slowly walking toward the boat)
Disciple 1: Help! Is it a ghost? Yikes these walls of water are as high as mountains. I can’t see too well.
Disciple 2: Someone is out there walking on the water.
Disciple 1: We are in BIG, BIG trouble now! Call 911. Oops! I forgot my cell phone.
Disciple 2: We are in whale size trouble, I’d say. I have never been in a storm like this before with a ghost. Lord, have mercy on us (lifts head upwards in prayer).
Both Disciples:"Help! Help! It's a ghost!
Jesus: "Don't be afraid. Calm down, it's just me!"
Disciple 1: "Lord, if it's really you, then let me walk on the water to you."
Jesus:, "Come on, Peter. You can do it!"
Disciple 1: (Peter climbed out of the boat and started walking very slowly toward Jesus) This is scary. How is this happening? Hey (looks back at other disciple) I am walking on the water. Look at me.
Disciple 2: Watch out for that big wave coming.
Disciple 1: Jesus, help me!" Jesus, help me!" I am sinking. (sinks down)
Jesus: (Reaches out and grabs Peter by the arm)
Jesus: O Peter, you have such a little bit of faith. Why did you doubt?" You were so worried about the big wave that you forgot that neither wind nor wave can stop me from taking care of you when your faith is in the right place. (Jesus helps Peter back to the boat and all get inside).
Narrator 1: When they got back to the boat, the winds grew quiet and the sea grew calm.
Narrator 2: The men in the boat were amazed. They worshipped Jesus, the miracle worker!
Narrator 1: Wanna know what I think is stranger than walking on water?
Narrator 2: What’s that?
Narrator 1: What's really strange are people who don't really know and trust God to take care of them. God hasn't changed. He is willing and able to take care of you, no matter how big your problem might seem! He has Super Power to help us in every situation no matter how big or how small it is.
Narrator 2: I like that – Super Power! It's time for me to do a little fishing! And stop by McDonalds on the way for a double cheeseburger.
Narrators: Bye kids until later!
Drama skit created by Jeanne McIntosh June 2009 using the Bible Story for kids from © Copyright 2004 Let Us Teach Kids Jacksonville, FL 32259 www.letusteachkids.com.
MOSES AND THE RED SEA
Cast: Children of Israel (2), Egyptians (2), Moses (1), and Narrator (1)
Props: Blue material for sea; head coverings (use material) for all kids and Moses, and rod (tree branch or ruler) for Moses.
Narrator: Now this is a tale that happened so very long ago, and probably hard for some to believe, nevertheless it is true. You see, God wanted a man whom he could trust to obey Him, to lead His people the Israelites out from slavery. Yes, you heard correctly – slavery. The Israelites were treated harshly and had to work very hard serving the Egyptians. How unfair! These Israelites were not allowed freedom to worship God the way they wanted. I’m sure glad that I can choose where I want to go to church. Well, lets begin the story.
Egyptians: Get busy and work. Don’t be so lazy. We want to see more work done. (Right side of stage)
Israelites: It is such a hot day. They could at least spare us from so much work. (Left side of stage)
Narrator: Early one morning God spoke, “Moses! Moses!
Moses: Here, I am God. (Bows to the ground - center stage)
Narrator: And so God said, “Gather all the elders in Israel and tell them that I see what the Egyptians are doing to them. I see how hard they are working and I have come to help them. I will harden the Egyptians hearts to where they will not believe in any miracles that you or the Wiseman in Egypt performs. They will see that I am God! I will bring to pass many plagues that will cause great cries upon the land of Egypt. The king of Egypt will be greatly troubled and want the Israelites as far away as possible from his people and kingdom.
Narrator: Now Moses really did not want to do this job for God. Sometimes we are like that. We do not always want to do the things that God would like us to do. Moses was afraid. He wanted help. Sometimes we have to have help, too. It makes a job easier to do if we have help. So God said Aaron his brother could help Moses. They both went before the King of Egypt and told the king what God has said for them to do. Do you know what happened next?
Egyptians and Israelite: Tell us what happened?
Narrator: Well, the story continues like this. The Egyptians made the Israelites work even harder.
Egyptians: You must do twice as much work!
Israelites: What have we done to you that you treat us so mean?
Narrator: The Israelites were beaten and made to work much harder than ever. The king was not going to let anyone tell him what to do. Oh my, have you ever been that way? God told Moses to stretch his rod upon the waters.
Moses: (Stretches rod out upon waters)
Narrator: God then sent a plague upon all the water everywhere – it turned to blood.
Egyptians and Israelite: Yuck!
Narrator: The king still would not let the Israelites go free to worship God the way they wanted. God again told Moses to stretch his rod upon the waters.
Moses: (Stretches rod out upon waters)
Narrator: God sent thousands and thousands of frogs. They were running under their feet and hopping all over the place. There were so many of them.
Narrator: The king still refused to allow the Israelite freedom to worship God so God sent another plague. LICE! Yes, these were those awful creatures that crawl all over your skin, on your clothes, in you hair. The people were very miserable. They scratched and scratched. Surprisingly, the children of Israel had no lice at all. Finally, the king said, “You may worship your God, but you will have to stay here and do it. I will not allow you to leave this country” Now, the Israelites wanted very much to leave. The Egyptians were making them work so hard and they were getting sick of all the beatings.
Israelite: God be merciful to us!
Egyptians: We think you should leave now!
Narrator: Again, the king would not allow the people to leave and worship Him. Therefore God said, Stretch out your hand Moses.
Moses: (stretched out his hand and drops sand or ect.)
Narrator: And from the hand of Moses came ashes from a furnace. Suddenly, there were cries upon the land, for all the people and the animals were covered in boils from head to toe. They were really in pain, now. They had a hard time walking for their feet were covered in blisters. God did not allow any of this to happen to the Israelites. Can you believe this? The king still refused to allow the Israelites to go free and worship Him. My that king was sure stubborn. He would not give in to God.
Narrator: Again, God sent yet another plague. This was the plague of hail and fire. As the hail rained down from the sky is struck everything. The hail broke down all the trees, and flowers. It hit the people. There was such a terrible mess when it was all over. God kept the hail and fire from disturbing the Israelites.
Narrator: God was not finished with the king of Egypt yet. He wanted to show him three more plagues to help him see that God was in control of the situation. God told Moses to stretch out his rod.
Moses: (stretches out his rod. Moses will then go and stand with the children of Israel)
Egyptians: Yicks! Ouch! Get away you critters!
Narrator: God sent grasshoppers upon all the land with the exception of where the children of Israel were sleeping. The locusts ate every green thing in sight. They sure must have been hungry! God sent yet another plague – this time darkness came upon the land. This darkness was so great that even the moon did not help give any light at all. No one could move, because they might hurt themselves by bumping into all their many things they owned.
Narrator: I imagine that the king and all the Egyptians were pretty unhappy. God was not finished with them yet. He had yet one more plague to bring upon them. This is the most awful plague of all. Now if you do not want to hear this, close you eyes, oops, I mean your ears. Ready? At about midnight, an angel went around to all the homes of the children of Egyptians and put to sleep forever the oldest child. When the families woke up the next morning they saw what the angel had done. A great cry went up throughout all the land. The king was so distressed and grieved that he ordered the Israelites to leave immediately. He never wanted to see them again.
Children of Israel and Moses: We’re free!
Narrator: The children of Israel and Moses packed and started on their journey of freedom to worship God. Moses led them through the wilderness on a long journey.
(Moses leads the people around and up to the sea)
Narrator: The king of the Egypt thought he had made a mistake and decided to pursue the children of Israel and bring them back. Why he needed workers for all his many tasks.
Egyptians: There they are!
Children of Israel: Help the Egyptians are coming after us. How will we cross the sea?
Moses: (hold out his rod and the waters open)
Children of Israel: (Cross through the waters on dry land)
Narrator: And so the Israel crossed to the side safely – or wait - here comes the Egyptians – what will happen now?
Egyptians: (cross the waters and the waters cover them up. Cast must sit on the ground quietly as the blue material covers them)
Narrator: The Egyptians did not make it across the sea. God watched over the children of Israel and He took care of them. God wanted to take them to a special place – a land filled with all the good things to eat. Then sang Moses and all the children of Israel unto the Lord.
Moses and the children of Israel: The Lord is our strength. He is our salvation. We will exalt Him (raise both hands toward heavens).
(All cast then exit)
© Kidz Ministry Jeanne McIntosh June 14, 2003. All rights reserved.
Leader: God’s plan was to deliver he Children of Israel from the bondage they were in to the Egyptians. Pharoah king over the Egyptians was stubborn and did not want them to leave Egypt and worship God. He made them work hard as slaves. God had to show his power. God struck the river with frogs when Aaron stretched out his hands over the Nile River. The land was covered with warts. I mean frogs. They were also in the houses, the ovens, and even where they kneaded the bread they baked.
Characters: Three youth or adults who wear silly hats. One sun glasses, another a cape over shoulders, and one a large wide belt (material) wrapped around them.
N1: Hey! Don’t touch that frog!
N2: Why not? I like frogs.
N1: You’ll get warts!
N2: Says who?
N1: My Grandmother said they give you warts. See here - I got one on my little finger.
N2: Why? Did you handle a frog?
N1: No, but…
N2: Well, how can you say that they give you warts?
N1: They do – I just know.
N2: I have had pet frogs for three years now and look do you see any warts on my hands?
N1: No, but….
N2: Then don’t’ say that they give you warts!
N3: Did I hear someone has warts?
N1: Yeah! I’ve got one on my little finger. You know that I heard that they come from frogs.
N3: You think so? I do not believe that. Frogs do not give you warts. I read that they come from a virus from humans – not frogs. By the way, did you ever hear the story about the frogs that took over the land?
N1: For real?
N2: I imagine everyone had warts. Warts on their fingers, warts on their toes, warts on the knuckles, and warts of their nose. Disgusting!
N3: Seven days later the Lord struck the river with frogs when Aaron stretched out his hands over the Nile River. The land was covered with warts. I mean frogs. They were also in the houses, the ovens, and even where they kneaded the bread they baked.
N2: I bet they even had frog pie.
N1: Did the Egyptian magicians try to make frogs come up out of the land?
N3: Yes, they did. The frogs all died when Moses cried out to the Lord. There were piles of frogs all over the palace. The place reeked with the stinky smell of dead frogs.
N2: Pharaoh probably wanted to get rid of the Israelites – didn’t he?
N3: Actually, he hardened his heart so God told Aaron to strike the ground with his staff and the dust became gnats.
N1: I hate those pesky things.
N2: Every time we buy fruit at “Farmer’s Market” they all come home with us. They are pesky little things.
N3: This time the magicians in Egypt could not produce gnats. This made the magicians realize that this was the finger of God. When the gnats went way, God told Moses to get up early and confront Pharaoh again as he went to the river.
N1: Oh no! What was coming next?
N2: Hey! This gets more intense as we go along. I bet it was grasshoppers.
N3: No. God sent flies and this time it was only in Egypt. The land was utterly ruined.
N1: I imagine Pharaoh was ready to let them go now.
N2: Well, wouldn’t you?
N3: Instead, Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron to sacrifice to God in Egypt, but Moses did not think it was right to sacrifice to God in Egypt.
N2: What does it matter where you worship God?
N1: We go to church and worship God. Sometimes, we worship Him at my grandmother’s church. God is everywhere!
N3: God is everywhere, but He wanted to bring the Israelites away from Egypt. When God forgives us, He saves us from our sins and helps us make right choices. Pharaoh wanted Moses to pray, and Moses prayed what God wanted Him to pray asking for the flies to be removed.
N1: Did God take the flies away?
N3: He sure did, but Pharaoh still hardened his heart and would not let the people go.
N2: He sure was stubborn!
N1: Sometimes, we are too.
N3: God says stubbornness is a sin, and we must confess it to Him.
N1: Yikes! My mom says to me all the time, “Why are you so stubborn”?
N2: It that sin?
N3: God sees our hearts and He is the judge. The Word says to honor your parents and obey them. Only we know if we are keeping His commandments.
N1: I think I’d better check with Him on this.
N2: Me too! I want to keep God’s commandments.
N3: I hope you boys and girls feel the same way. God loves you and wants to be your Savior, too. If we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us and to cleanse our hearts from all unrighteousness. His power will help us to live the way He wants us to live. He will give us the power to do just that.
© Jeanne McIntosh September 2008. All rights reserved. Please use copyright when using for your ministry.