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ADVENT SUNDAY – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Advent of Jesus, hope and new life
SCRIPTURE: Is.42:6, 1 Cor.15:1-58, 1 Tim.1:15
Style: drama/conversation: kids discuss
. the meaning behind the advent wreath
Cast: KIDS 1-5 (you can have more or less kids
. and divide up the lines accordingly)
Set & Props: table, advent wreath with candles
(While KID 1 enters from one side, all the other KIDS
enter from the other side carrying the advent wreath
and all its candles. As they set it down on the table,
KID 1 stops to ask about this.)
KID 1 What are doing?
KID 2 We are getting the advent wreath ready.
KID 3 This Sunday is the first Advent Sunday.
KID 1 What does that mean anyway? I mean, I know
. it leads up to Christmas. And I get Christmas
. and the whole baby-Jesus thing.
KID 4 Well, the advent wreath is a symbol of the
. whole meaning and purpose behind Christmas.
KID 5 Christmas isn’t just about Jesus as a baby.
KID 1 You could have fooled me. Right? They’re
. always talking about the birth of the Baby
. in the lowly manger, and the shepherds
. going to see and worship the Baby, and
. the magi bringing gifts to honor the Baby.
KID 2 Sure, that’s part of the story of Jesus’ birth.
. But there’s way more to it than just that.
KID 1 But what is the meaning of the word “advent”?
KID 3 The dictionary’s meaning of “advent” is “the
. coming or the arrival of something important.”
KID 1 Okay, but nowhere in the Bible’s Christmas
. story does it use the word “advent.”
KID 4 No, but Jesus didn’t come to this world
. just to be adored as a cute little Baby
. and give us a chance to celebrate His birthday
. every year. It was so we could celebrate
. our OWN spiritual birthdays.
KID 1 Huh?
KID 5 1 Timothy 1:15 tells us that “Jesus
. came into the world to save sinners...”
KID 2 Jesus came to this earth as a baby
. with a very important purpose. So that
. when He was older, He would die for our sins,
. so that we could become Christians.
KID 3 That’s why we have Advent, and this wreath,
. to remind us WHY Jesus came and that He
. is coming again.
KID 1 Really? ‘Cause, I’m getting really confused,
. and I’m having a hard time understanding how.
KID 4 Okay, see this wreath? (holds up the wreath)
. The green symbolizes the new and everlasting life
. that we can have through Jesus.
KID 5 (motioning out the circle of the wreath)
. And the circle reminds us of God, Who is eternal,
. Who has no beginning or end, and He has an
. endless amount of mercy and love for everyone.
(KID 4 sets the wreath down on the table. KID 2 picks up
the three purple or blue candles and the rose candle.)
KID 2 The light from all the candles symbolizes
. the light of God coming into the world...
. Jesus is the Light, and when we accept
. His salvation, that light takes away the darkness
. of our lives and brings us new life and hope.
. The candlelight also reminds us that
. we are called to be a light to the world
. as we tell other’s about Jesus.
KID 1 So why are there different colored candles?
KID 3 The three purple (or royal blue) candles
. represent royalty. Jesus is God, AND came from
. royalty on earth. Jesus came from the lineage
. of King David and is the rightful heir to the
. throne of Israel. But Jesus was rejected as king,
. and was crucified. So Jesus will be coming again
. some day to fulfill this promise and sit on
. the throne here on earth as the King of kings.
KID 1 And when will that be?
KID 3 We don’t know WHEN, but we do know that He WILL.
. That’s another reason for this color – it also
. symbolizes the night sky as we anticipate
. the Second Coming of Jesus.
KID 4 The first candles are to inspire us to prepare.
. So the first candle stands for hope. Then there
. is love and peace. When we prepare our hearts,
. we can experience all of these things.
(KID 4 places the purple/blue candles in their holders.)
KID 1 Then what’s the pink one stand for?
KID 5 Rose is to reflect JOY – as in - the celebration
. of Jesus’s birth, death, resurrection and His
. Second Coming.
(KID 5 places the rose candle in its holder.
KID 2 speaks as they carefully place the big white candle
right in the center.)
KID 2 And the big white candle goes in the center.
. This is called the Christ Candle, which we will
. light on Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day).
. Jesus is the center of what we are celebrating
. and should be the center of our lives.
KID 1 (pointing out each candle as they speak)
. So hope, love, peace and joy all come from Jesus
. which brings light to us and to all the world...
. And here I just thought it was a pretty
. center piece for decoration.