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GOD, THE REDEEMER – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: creation, sin, Jonah
NOTE: 3nd in series of 4 skits. (PREVIOUS – NEXT)
Style: interactive/conversation: during narration,
. actor/s mime and encourage the children
. to mime along to the creation story
Cast: NARRATOR, MIMES, JONAH, SAILORS, PEOPLE
. (for more actors, split up lines & actions)
(PERSON 1 stands to the side to recite or read.
Miming/actions can take place at center stage,
always encouraging the children to join in.
we pretended to go back in time
to see how God, MIME motions w/arms
the Creator of all things, a big circle, then
is also the provider. holds out hands.
God loved us so much, that He MIME holds thinking
gave us freedom of choice. finger to chin.
Adam and Eve chose to sin, MIME raises one hand
which brought a spiritual death, and puts other hand
which means that there is to their heart
a separation between us and God. to show separation.
Because of that, we now MIME puts a thinking
have another choice to make – finger to chin.
to be alone, or to have MIME pushes away,
a close relationship with God. then bows in prayer.
Today, let us see how God MIME keeps hands
is the Redeemer - folded and looks up.
how God forgives our sins
when we ask Him, so
we can be close to God.
So now, we are going to pretend MIME exits. 2
to go back in time
to see a true Bible story
of Jonah and the people of Nineveh,
and to see how forgiving God is.
The man named Jonah, JONAH enters.
was already a man of God, and so JONAH motions to
God provided a job for Jonah to do. himself, “Me?”
God told Jonah to go JONAH kneels
to the big city of Nineveh. before God
Jonah was then supposed to to listen intently.
warn and tell the people JONAH jumps up
to stop doing evil things. angrily.
JONAH No! I refuse. They are evil people,
. and they deserve to die.
Jonah then tried JONAH runs off stage.
to run away from God. MIMES enter, kneel
He found a boat that was going and link together to
to a faraway city. form a “boat” shape.
. KIDS can be the water
Jonah paid for the trip SAILORS enter and
and went onto the boat. stand behind “boat”.
He wanted to travel JONAH enters, “pays”
far away in order & gets into “boat”.
to run away from God and hide - JONAH yawns big, and
But you cannot run from God. lays down in boat.
To teach Jonah a lesson,
God sent a great storm MIMES begin
which made the sea very rough. “rocking” more
The storm was so strong, that and more.
the boat was ready to break apart. SAILORS rock and
The sailors tried everything look worried.
to keep the boat from sinking. SAILORS mime throwing
They even threw things overboard things overboard.
to make the boat lighter.
But the storm just got worse. SAILORS get down on
Becoming very afraid, each sailor knees to pray.
began praying to his own god –
but this was not working
because their gods were not real.
Noticing that Jonah was sleeping, SAILOR looks down
the captain woke him up. on Jonah.
SAILOR Why are you sleeping?
. Pray to your god!
. Maybe YOUR god will hear you and save us!
The sailors suggested JONAH kneels.
that they draw lots to find out SAILOR mimes holding
who the guilty person was. out sticks to pick.
The result was Jonah. JONAH picks a stick
. and shows concern.
. SAILORS point at him.
SAILOR What have you done
. that we should all suffer?
JONAH I worship God, the Creator.
. But I am running away from God.
SAILOR What should we do to save ourselves?
Jonah told the sailors JONAH motions to
to throw him into the sea. the sea.
At first the sailors did SAILORS shake their
not want to do this, heads.
but as the storm got worse, MIMES rock more.
the sailors prayed to God SAILORS raise arms
and asked what they should do. High in prayer.
The sailors were willing to do
what God wanted, and so SAILORS help throw
they threw Jonah into the sea, JONAH overboard.
because JONAH had not been SAILORS exit, and
willing to do what God wanted. MIMES crawl off.
. KIDS stop being
Right away, the sea became calm. the water.
When the sailors saw this, they JONAH lays on
believed in God and worshiped Him. stomach and swims.
Meanwhile, Jonah still MIMES in group, creep
did not want to obey God, in as a big fish.
so God sent a great fish MIMES in front use
to swallow Jonah up. Jonah arms as a big mouth
was in the stomach of the fish to cover JONAH who
for three days and three nights. who curls up tight.
While Jonah was in the fish,
he prayed to God, saying
that he would do
what God wanted him to do.
God then had the fish vomit Jonah MIMES in front
out onto the dry land. raise arms, and
. JONAH rolls out.
God spoke to Jonah again. MIMES exit.
This time, Jonah obeyed God JONAH kneels humbly.
and went to Nineveh
to talk to the people JONAH nods, standing.
and tell them God’s message. PEOPLE enter and
. JONAH speaks to them.
JONAH After 40 days,
. Nineveh will be destroyed!
Then, all the people of Nineveh, PEOPLE become
even the king, all believed concerned.
in God. They were all PEOPLE all kneel
very sorry for the evil things in prayer,
they had been doing. beseechingly.
The king asked everyone
to fast and pray and ask God
to forgive them of their sins.
God saw what the people did. PEOPLE get up,
He saw that they stopped doing evil ...
so God changed his mind happy,
and did not do what He planned. jumping for joy
He did not punish the people. while exiting.
This made Jonah angry. JONAH makes fists.
JONAH Why? They did evil things!
. They should be destroyed!
God now had to teach Jonah JONAH hides his face
another lesson. in his hands.
God asked Jonah,
“Why should you be angry when
I forgive people when they ask? JONAH shrugs.
Did I not forgive you JONAH takes hands
when you asked?” away, and nods.
Jonah had learned...
God loves us so much, ALL MIMES
that He made the heavens turn forward.
and the earth just for us.
And God loves us so much, ALL MIMES
He wants to be look up.
our heavenly Father.
But God loves us so much, ALL MIMES fold hands
that He allows us to choose. and bow in prayer.
But there is no place we can hide,
and we cannot run from God.
We all have finger to chin.
a choice to make – MIMES make a
to be alone... or to have pushing away motion,
a close relationship with God. then bows in prayer.
Because even while we are sinners,
God loves us so much,
He provides forgiveness
when we ask.