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IMMANUEL THE BRIDEGROOM – written by Tanis Harms
SCRIPTURE: Matt.1:18-25, 25:1-13, 1 Thess.4:13-5:11,
. Rev.19:7-9, 21:1-8
Style: allegory/mime to music: the Bridegroom’s
. story and the events of a Jewish wedding
Cast: Jesus, Bride, 5 church people,
. 5 wise people, 5 unwise people
Music needed: “Immanuel” words & music by Stuart Townend,
. ©1999 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music
. (must purchase music: go to their site)
. - Band plays and sings while actors mime.
. - I have changed some of the words to
. verse one, dropped the second verse,
. added an extra verse and 2 choruses
. in order to carry out the full story
Props: white robe, simple brides dress,
. plastic cup, 15 Bibles
. 10 lanterns (battery operated is best),
Slides: subtle slides or lights of:
. – bright Bethlehem star
. – dark green background
. – Jesus on the cross, red background
. – tomb, red background
. – tomb with stone rolled away,
. bright yellow
. – yellow background
. – black background
. – sky blue background
Set: STAGE RIGHT (SR) represents the earth
. - this area should have a wall behind it
. where you can have the lights and slides
. changing throughout
. – along the back of the wall, have a ridge
. where Jesus can lie down and not be seen,
. this can be made by draping black/brown
. material over some boxes
. CENTER STAGE (C) represents “passageway”
. as well as the separation
. – hopefully there is a door there
. - have a screen big enough to block exit,
. or big enough for 6 people to hide behind
. if there is not an exit
. STAGE LEFT (SL) represents heaven
. – constant bright white-yellow background
POSITIONS AT THE VERY START: 2
. – Jesus is at stage left (SL) side exit
. – Bride is at center exit, or behind screen
. – all people at stage right (SR) side exit
. – Bibles & lanterns are behind the ridge
MUSIC BEING SUNG: ACTIONS
(verse 1 - rewritten)
From the glory of His JESUS enters at SL side.
. throne in heaven
Sent down to earth JESUS walks behind screen.
. through a virgin birth Show star slide at SR.
King of heaven now the JESUS steps out to SR.
. Friend of sinners
Humble servant meant to 15 people enter SR from side.
. share our dearth Show dark green slide at SR.
"Yes, He... JESUS walks toward people,
. and He... then joins people. They all
Joys and... walk in a small circle.
. I know... People all stop. JESUS
Yet His... walks slightly ahead -
. give me... further C – turns, then
I will..." holds his arms out.
. 5 church people & one unwise
. rush over to him.
"Through the... The one unwise evilly kisses
. a friend’s... Jesus’s ear, leads Jesus to
He was... back of SR. People all gather
. a cruel... around tightly so can’t see
He was... Jesus hide behind the ridge.
. world’s... Show slide of cross.
He was... People all face forward, so
. save the..." their backs are to Jesus.
. People either sad or ashamed.
"He fights... Show slide of tomb.
. - He fights... People slowly walk forward,
Loosing sinners... like they are in chains.
. claims... Jesus puts Bibles in sight.
And with... Show slide of open tomb.
. our souls... Show yellow background.
Death... Jesus stands with arms up.
. by Immanuel."
"Now He’s... Church people run to Jesus.
. the place... Jesus disappears behind
Crowned with... screen, and enters SL.
. the highest...
Interceding... Church people find & lovingly
. His own... take a Bible, then turn
Till His... forward.
. to bring..."
"Then the... Jesus beckons with open arms
. as the... toward people. Church people
Hope of... rush behind screen & exit.
. the fear... Show black background SR.
But the... Bride rushes out to Jesus.
. her... Smiling, Jesus puts
Giving... drinking glass onto the
. to Immanuel!" floor, then steps on it.
. Jesus puts an arm around
. bride, giving her a tender
. sideways hug.
(verse 5 – I wrote)
Seven years are spent Jesus and bride go
. in ceremony into a prayerful stance.
While invited guests SR, people get lanterns.
. will make their choice Wise find & take Bibles.
Despite darkness there Unwise look at Bibles,
. are those unready but quickly turn away.
But the wise ones listen 5 wise turn on their
. for His voice lanterns, then look up as if
. listening (don’t over do).
(chorus 5 - I wrote)
At the given time Show sky blue background SR.
. when the signs are done Jesus and bride enter
His Second Coming together. Jesus puts out
. is announced to all a hand symbolically pushing
This the wedding feast unwise out to SR exit.
. for a thousand years Jesus leads the way,
Giving glory to Immanuel! wise follow behind.
(chorus 6 – I wrote) Show yellow background SR.
Having made our choice, Jesus keeps leading the way
. at the present time behind the screen and out
Brings about our hope, into SL side with the wise
. n’security, people following. They exit
Then our best reward, SL’s side.
. all eternity
Giving glory to Immanuel!
Giving glory to Immanuel!