Christian Drama Scripts

Sketches and Plays for Church Drama
Contents Christmas ScriptsEaster ScriptsGeneral ThemesSpecific Bible Passages

Specific Bible Passages

Don't Want To!

A script based on 2 Corinthians 9 vv. 6 - 15 which may be suitable for Harvest festival or a 'Pledge' service.

Grace symbolises all of us in the developed world: spoilt, ungrateful and selfish.

Doubting Thomas: John 20 vv. 24 - 29

'...I don't think there's anything wrong with doubts...'

F-News Bulletin Version 2

This Christmas sketch was added in the year that one English language dictionary listed the term 'Fake news' for the first time.

Faith and Actions: James 2 vv 14 - 26

Two men from the same church but in very different financial situations meet outside a supermarket...A contemporary context for the message of this passage - that 'faith without deeds is dead.' (verse 26)

Golden Calf 1: Exodus 32

Mrs Everyone gets her priorities wrong and finally runs out of time. A modern take on the story of how the Israelites bowed down to a golden calf (Exodus 32 vv.1 - 35)

Golden Calf 2: Exodus 32

A young woman falls for a modern-day equivalent of the golden calf and abandons everything of true worth in her life.

Jesus' Healing Ministry:

I have tried to dramatise this passage, which describes one of Jesus' healing miracles, in a modern idiom and from the imagined perspective of two onlookers.

Jonah on the Psychiatrist's Couch

An attempt to retell the story of Jonah within a modern context - that of a radio programme which attempts to probe the motivation of various 'celebrities'.

Jonah on the Psychiatrist's Couch 2

A sequel to the first sketch, following the story of Jonah to the end and uncovering how he really felt about the Ninevites he was sent to save...

Mary's Thoughts: Luke 1 vv.26 - 38

I have tried to imagine how Mary – a young, unmarried village girl - would really have felt about becoming the mother of Jesus.

Matthew 9 : Jesus Heals a Paralysed Man

Taken from Matthew 9 vv. 1 - 8

Nativity Play

A possible framework for a nativity play suitable for church or school.

Passover Night: Exodus 12

The story of the first Passover in Egypt, when all first-born sons were in mortal danger, seen from the perspective of a modern first-born son...

The Rape of Tamar: 2 Samuel 13 vv. 1 - 22

I tried very hard to get into the mind of Tamar and, since the story touches on incest and rape, it should not be treated lightly. When we performed it at St Nic's the actress sat behind a screen which was back-lit to create the effect you see on news bulletins where a victim or witness of a crime wants to remain anonymous.

Who put the lights out?

With a deliberate nod to a well-known UK TV comedy series, this sketch is a very light-hearted attempt to illustrate John 1 verse 5: 'The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not understood it'.