From Help For Shepherds
Dramatic works are an important way of teaching and demonstrating truths. Whether it is through puppets and touching people's humor or through a serious drama and touching people's heartstrings, watching a story come about can reach people in ways a sermon often cannot.
The problem with dramas is that they not only take practice from the people involved, but they take a lot of time and creativity to create. Most of us don't have that on a regular basis. But if each pastor has one idea to share, there will be hundreds of ideas for everyone to benefit from. So whether you want to use a drama but don't have the time or inspiration to write it, or have one you are willing to share from others, we hope you'll benefit from this collection.
If there is a category of drama that is not here please put a note in the forum and we'll make sure to add it.
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|A Gift Just for You||This sets up telling the story of the magi coming to baby Jesus, and that gifts are for good and for free.||Puppets||Magi||Children's Church
|A Perfect Place to Live||Two characters talk about how wonderful where they live in, and how great Eden was. It is designed merely to prepare for the story of Eden to be told.||Puppets||Eden||Children's Church|
|Back to my Hometown||A traveler has to go home to pay taxes, which sets up for an introduction of May and Joseph's story.||Comedic Skit||The Bethlehem Candle||Children's Church
|Christmas Cards||Two people talk about how the prophets told us Jesus would come way before he was ever born, setting up a discussion on Advent and prophecy.||Comedic Skit||The Prophet's Candle
|First Things First||This script briefly describes the story of Enoch in a lighter, more modern, setting.||Puppets||Faithfulness||Children's Church|
|Hole-ee-ness||An offering box is passed and almost everything gets put inside, including a person. One character learns that tithing is the beginning of giving to God, not the end.||Comedic Skit||Tithes
|How Not to Hook Someone Up||A man tries to get a stranger to marry a women, using the worst methods possible, but all ways that we use to try and get people to build a relationship with God.||Comedic Skit||Evangelism||General|
|Let's Go See||Two puppets talk about how if we want something we go for find it, not just sit.||Puppets||The Shepherd's Candle||Children's Church
|Pie Contest||A character learns that rules are there for a reason. If we follow God's rules, we are accepted.||Puppets||Rules
|Puppets:Crucifixion||Two puppet are talking about Good Friday and Easter, by trying to crucify one of them.||Puppets||Crucifixion||Good Friday|
|Puppets:Did Somebody Say Lunch||Some characters discuss food and how food can't be spread further than it was intended for.||Puppets||Feeding the 5000||Children's Church|
|Puppets:Fishers of Men||A puppet learns that fishing for men is about living so that people can see us.||Puppets||Evangelism||General|
|Puppets:Sacrificial Lamb||A man learns that Christ is our lamb, we don't have to sacrifice anymore.||Puppets||Salvation
|The Angels' Story||What if the angels that Christmas night had gone to other people as well as shepherds and none of them had listened?||Readers Theater||Christmas
|The Animal's Candle||This skit provides a vehicle for explaining advent and the angel's candle.||Puppets||The Angel's Candle||Children's Church
|The Longest Night||This is the story of the crossing of the Red Sea as told from an average Israelite.||Readers Theater||Miracles||General|
|There's a Storm Coming||Some characters learn that they can calm a verbal storm, paving the way for Jesus to calm a real one.||Puppets||Calming a storm||Children's Church|
|Ticket to Heaven||Comedic Skit||Heaven||General|
|Walking on Water||A humorous retelling of Peter trying to walk on water to Jesus.||Puppets||Faith||General|
|What's all the Noise||This is a skit purely to introduce the story of Jesus' healing of a paralytic. It does not tell the story, but prepares the way.||Puppets||Healing of the Paralytic||Children's Church|
|Where Can I Buy One of Those||A character tries to buy a miracle and learns they are special from God.||Puppets||Miracles||Children's Church|