Spotlight On Jesus: Readers' Theater For Children's Church

Spotlight On Jesus: Readers' Theater For Children's Church

by Robert Lakey


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Spotlight On Jesus: Readers' Theater For Children's Church by Robert Lakey

Looking for a novel approach to the children's sermon -- something more creative than a simple story or object lesson? This collection of 40 dramatic sketches in readers' theater format will teach your young people about the events of Jesus' life -- while also actively involving your members in the worship service. Each scene vividly relates a story from the gospels in easy-to-read dialogue that can be performed with minimal rehearsal by teenagers or adults -- providing a memorable illustration that's certain to captivate the attention of everyone in your congregation. Discussion questions accompany each skit, so you can maximize the educational value by focusing youngsters' attention on the main themes. Ideal for use during the "children's moment" in Sunday morning worship, these brief pieces are also a perfect resource for children's church, Vacation Bible School, youth meetings, and many other settings.

Sketches include:

• Jesus And The Shepherds Of Bethlehem

• Jesus And The Devil

• Jesus Preaches In Nazareth

• Jesus' Parable Of The Prodigal Son

• Jesus And The Rich Young Man

• Jesus Predicts Things To Come

• Jesus In The Upper Room

• Jesus On The Road To Emmaus

... and many more!

Robert E. Lakey is a retired pastor who served Presbyterian congregations in Michigan during more than four decades of active ministry. For more than 25 years, Lakey led drama conferences and traveled throughout the country with groups of high school performers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780788023941
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

How To Use This Book7
Jesus And The Shepherds Of Bethlehem9
Jesus And The Wise Men13
Jesus At The Age Of Twelve17
Jesus And John The Baptist21
Jesus And The Devil25
Jesus Calls Peter28
Jesus' Parable Of The Four Soils32
Jesus Heals A Woman In The Crowd36
Jesus Heals The Daughter Of Jairus40
Jesus Preaches In Nazareth44
Jesus And The Ten Lepers48
Jesus And Simon The Pharisee52
Jesus' Parable Of The Prodigal Son56
Jesus And Mary And Martha60
Jesus And Zacchaeus64
Jesus And Nicodemus68
Jesus And The Woman At The Well72
Jesus And Peter's Confession76
Jesus And The Transfiguration80
Jesus And The Woman Of Adultery84
Jesus And The Rich Young Man88
Jesus And The Mother Of James And John91
Jesus' Parable Of The Good Samaritan94
Jesus And Blind Bartimaeus98
Jesus And Lazarus102
Jesus Enters Jerusalem106
Jesus Cleanses The Temple110
Jesus Anointed By Mary114
Jesus Predicts Things To Come117
Jesus In The Upper Room121
Jesus Teaches In The Upper Room124
Jesus In The Garden Of Gethsemane127
Jesus' Trial Before The Sanhedrin130
Jesus Before Pilate134
Jesus On The Cross138
Jesus And Mary Magdalene In The Garden142
Jesus On The Road To Emmaus145
Jesus And Doubting Thomas149
Jesus By The Sea Of Galilee153
Jesus Ascends To Heaven156

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