A christmas skit


Props required: Large backdrop, Stable cutout, manger cutout, Mary & Joseph cutouts, Baby Jesus cutout. Bible cutout, Large star cutout (lighted), cutouts with words as described. Cross vertical beam, cross horizontal beam, crown of thorns cutout, spear cutout, words cutouts,
Props should be decorated in such a way that they can be reversed and turned into a scene representing the open tomb, Jesus risen, and possibly Mary & Martha at the tomb, or whatever depiction you see necessary. Each part ends up being a puzzle piece. Keep the cross up while converting everything, as it is still a part of the message, but remove the spear, the crown of thorns, and then words.

[Scene: Two microphones\pedestals. Students may either have the lines memorized or have them on scrolls to read. One microphone\pedestal on each side of the stage. The backdrop is a large black wall or curtain with which to hang things on. As the students read or recite their lines, other students take and place the items described onto the backdrop. One side of the backdrop will contain the images depicting Christ’s birth, one side Christ’s death. The backdrop should be visible aside from the readers at the sides of the stage, so all can see. (Picture a large flannelgraph, but made of cardboard or wood).]

One : The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9: 2) [Hang up lighted “STAR” over black backdrop stage left]

Two: He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. (Isaiah 53:3) [Hang up tall beam over black backdrop, stage right.]

One: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. (Isaiah 9:6) [Put up outline of stable on stage right]

Two: Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, (Isaiah 53:4) [hang up crossbeam]

One: And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) [Hang up placards over stable with these sayings]

Two : yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. (Isaiah 53:4) [hang up crown of thorns on cross]

One: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (John 1:1-2, 14) [Hang up visual representation of the Bible inside the stable]

Two : But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) [hang up spear, spikes]

One : In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to his own town to register. (Luke 2:1,3) [hang sign over stable, “BETHLEHEM”]

Two: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; (Isaiah 53:6)[Hang sign over cross “SIN”, “DEATH” “Temptation”]

One: So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. (Luke 2:4-5) [ add Mary & Joseph to manger scene]

Two : the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6) [ Move SIN to the cross]

One : While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7) [ Add manger, baby ]

Two : he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53:12) [Hang “IT IS FINISHED” on cross]

One : (Smiles at TWO, he has warmed up to this new style of Christmas reading.) For unto us a child is born, (Isaiah 9:6)

[During this part of the reading, students start re-arranging props. Back side of the props will be painted to represent the open tomb, lighted star will be put inside the tomb to light it from the “inside”]

Two : But he was pierced for our transgressions, (Isaiah 53:5)

One : unto us a son is given, (Isaiah 9:6)

Two : he was crushed for our iniquities; (Isaiah 53:5)

One : The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; (Isaiah 9:2)

Two : the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,

One : on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:2)

Two : and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

One : The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (John 1:14)

Two : He was crushed, he was pierced,

BOTH : and he rose again. [“Open” the tomb, turn on light again]

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