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DIRECTORS NOTE: This Readers Theater Script calls for 3 readers. Two of the
readers should be male, and one should be female. A media presentation could be
added for greater impact, with appropriate slides to aid in telling the story. This
script could be used at any time of year, but it would be especially effective on Palm
Sunday or Easter Sunday.

Female Reader: Prophets foretold His birth centuries before it occurred.

An angel appeared to His mother to announce the miracle of his conception.
Male Reader: His Father chose as His mother an unknown maiden with a heart
inclined to God and ready to surrender herself to Gods will.
Female Reader: He left His heavenly home to come into a world that seemed to
have no room for Him.
Male Reader: He was born in Bethlehem to fulfill prophecy of His royal birth.
Female Reader: And yet, He was born in the humblest of circumstances in order to
identify fully with humankind and because He had no intention of becoming an
earthly King.
Male Reader: His birth was celebrated by angels and accompanied by a
phenomenal Heavenly star in order to proclaim His deity.
Female Reader: Modest working men were the first to hear of His coming,
demonstrating that no wealth is necessary to know Him.
Male Reader: Wise men of wealth and position travelled from far away to bring gifts
to Him and worship the One whose birth could be seen in the Heavens, showing that
He was and is the King of Kings.
Female Reader: He astonished the well-educated scholars in the temple at a young
age, demonstrating that He is the Word made flesh.
Male Reader: He healed sickness, demonstrating His compassion and His power
over human frailty.

He raised the dead, demonstrating His power over death and the coming end of

Female Reader: He multiplied the provisions of men, taking care of earthly need
and demonstrating that God can take what we offer and do more with it that we
could imagine.
He walked on water and calmed the storm, demonstrating His supremacy over all
created things and what we call the laws of nature.
Male Reader: He taught with authority because He was the only begotten of the
Father, full of grace and truth.
Female Reader: He taught profound truth through the simplicity of parables so that
all people and even children could understand.
Male Reader: He wept at the sorrow of death and at the tragic cost of rejecting
Gods plan, demonstrating His incarnation.
Female Reader: He is Emmanuel, God with us, even in grief, in sorrow, in rejection,
and in loss.
Male Reader: He demonstrated humility in washing the feet of His own disciples.
Female Reader: He foretold His own death and resurrection and the denial of one of
His closest followers.
Male Reader: He chose Gods will for Himself and submitted to a mockery of a trial
so that He could take our guilt.
Female Reader: He was beaten, despised, humiliated and condemned so that we
could be redeemed.
Male Reader: He carried much more than a heavy wooden cross on His back.
He carried the weight of the sin of all mankind.
Female Reader: The hands that blessed and healed were nailed to a cross.
Male Reader: The beautiful feet that had carried the message of Gods love and
mercy were pierced so that He could carry our sin to the mercy seat.
Female Reader: The heart that beat with more love than you or I could fathom was
stilled as He gave up His life so that we could have life everlasting.
Male Reader: He commited His spirit to God and spoke the words of victory that
echo through eternity: It is finished!

** (Drama Directors Note: Here, a flash of light followed by momentary darkness

would be very dramatic and appropriate. At the very least, there should be a slight
pause before the reading resumes.)
Prophetic Voice: He was in the beginning with God, and with Him everything that
was created was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Male and Female Readers: He is life, and He came to give life. And yet, He endured
death, and darkness, and Hell.
Prophetic Voice: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not
overcome it.
Male Reader: He did not stay in the tomb. He was no longer there, for He had risen,
just as He said.
Female Reader: He appeared to Mary, to his disciples, and to other followers. He
was not bound by death or by the walls of a tomb.
Male and Female Readers: He is alive!
Male Reader: After spending some time with them, He told His followers that He
must leave so that the Holy Spirit could come and inhabit the hearts of all believers.
Female Reader: He told them what he would be doing while they were apart.
He is preparing a place in Heaven, reigning as Sovereign Lord at the right hand of
God the Father, and praying for believers.
Male Reader: He gave them their mission:
Prophetic Voice: Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even
unto the end of the world.
Male Reader: He is with us. He is praying for us. He is preparing a place for us.
Female Reader: He is still changing lives, touching hearts, and healing hurts.
Male and Female Readers: He is the Savior of the world.
Male Reader: He is the Redeemer whose love for mankind could not be crucified.
Female Reader: He is the Lord of All.

Male Reader: He is the beginning and the end.

Female Reader: He is the Bridegroom, whose love for His bride, the Church, is the
most pure and sacrificial of all loves.
Male Reader: He is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.
Female Reader: He is the Living Water, bringing unquenchable life.
Male Reader: He is the King of Glory and the hope of mankind.
Female Reader: He is the joy of mans desiring.
Male and Female Readers: He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!