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LOVE TO TELL THE STORY – written by Tanis Harms
SCRIPTURE: 1 Chron.16:24, Matt.28:19-20, Mark 16:15,
. Acts 1:8
Style: drama/conversation: people keep telling
. others things that they love to tell,
. but when it comes to witnessing,
. the Christians need to get over their fear
Cast: UNBELIEVERS 1-2, BELIEVERS 1-3, CLAIR
. NOTE: if you have more actors,
. you can make the groups bigger
. and split up lines appropriately
Set & Props:
(UNBELIEVERS stand in a group. BELIEVER 1 enters
and approaches the group.)
B 1 Hey, guys!
U 1 Hey! What’s up? Anything new?
B 1 I just heard a great joke.
U 1 I love jokes. Let’s hear it.
B 1 Okay, so a lady went to a psychiatrist
. complaining of a terrible phobia. “Every time
. I lay down on my bed I get this terrible fear
. that there is something underneath my bed.”
. “Hm,” responded the psychiatrist,
. “I’ve never heard of such a phobia,
. but like all phobias it can be treated,
. but - it will likely take around 20 sessions.”
. “OK” said the lady “how much is each session?”
. “Just $100, but trust me, it’s well worth it.”
. When the lady didn’t come back to the psychiatrist
. he gave the lady a call.
. “How come I didn’t hear from you?” he asked.
. The lady explained, “Well, when I came home and
. told my husband that it would cost $2,000,
. he thought he would save some money,
. and just cut the legs off the bed!”
U 1 (chuckling) That’s a good one.
U 2 Brilliant!
(BELIEVER 2 rushes up to the group.)
B 2 Did you hear the news! We won the game!
U 1 Awesome! What was the score?
(ALL huddle around to hear the exiting play-by-play.)
B 2 Well, it was at the bottom of the ninth inning,
. and the score was 7 to 5 – for the visitors,
. and we already had 2 strikes, bases - empty.
. Charlie was up next, tapped the ball and made it
. to first. Then- Bobby stepped up to bat.
. Fully aware that Bobby swings at anything,
. the pitcher became careless and threw the ball
. right at him. Bobby got to walk. Now Donald-
(GROUP groans, knowing Donald has a bad average.)
B 2 Donald steps up to the plate, gets ready –
. and then a bee, or something, starts to buzz
. around his face. He panics and swings hard.
. It’s a homerun, and we take the game 8 to 7.
U 1 Awesome!
U 2 Brilliant!
(BELIEVER 3 walks in and sees the group.)
B 3 Hey, did you hear?
U 2 Oh? About Clair?
B 3 Yeah!
B 1 Uh, that – would be – gossip.
B 3 JUICY gossip!
U 1 I LOVE hearing JUICY gossip! Tell me!
B 3 Well Audrey and Mavis were at the mall, 3
. just hanging out like they usually do,
. when Clair walks up to them and starts a fight-
U 2 (happily) Clair is always bad news.
. I mean, she’s ALWAYS getting into trouble.
B 1 Sh, here comes Clair now.
(CLAIR enters and notices the group.)
B 2 Hey, Clair, we – ah - heard you got into
. some trouble.
U 2 Again!
(BELIEVER 1 nudges BELIEVER 2 to be quiet.
CLAIR approaches with some excitement.)
U 1 What’s up? You going tell us?
C Yeah, I’ve got some really awesome news!
B 3 Buuuut – didn’t mall security arrest you?
U 2 I heard you were even locked up for a while.
C Yeah. I guess it took that whole situation
. to really grab my attention. My life has
. really NOT been going in the right direction,
. you know, for some time now.
U 2 You think?
C Anyway, when I was released and got home,
. Mom did her usual screaming act and kicked me out.
B 1 On the street?
U 1 So how is this really awesome news?
C My neighbor saw me and started to chat.
. She’s always been really nice to me, you know,
. even when everyone else is avoiding me.
. Anyway, she shared her awesome story with me-
. and now I have an awesome story to share.
U 1 Which is? 4
M I became a Christian! I was so amazed to hear
. that God loves me so much- that-
(Except for UNBLIEVER 1, everyone else starts to
look away and pretend that they are not interested.)
C (to B 1-3) Wait, I thought you three were
. Christians, too.
B 1 Oh, ah, yeah...
B 3 I just – don’t like to – talk about it –
. you know – I don’t want to be accused of-
. ramming it down people’s throats, or anything.
C Well, you guys did ask me what was new,
. and SAID you wanted to hear the story.
U 1 We actually did.
U 2 I guess the thing is – I mean – it’s not like
. a great funny joke, or an exciting sports
. play-by-play action report, or some juicy gossip-
C No, it isn’t that. - It’s SO much more.
. I’ve been saved from all my sins, and I’ve been
. set free! My whole life has changed – and
. now I know that when I die, I’m going to heaven.
. (to B 1-3) I’d think that you three would be
. more excited about YOUR life-changing stories.
B 1 Mine actually happened when I was really little.
C So, hasn’t God been working in your life
. since then?
B 1 Yeah, I guess, just don’t really talk about it.
. Like, what difference would it make if I talked
. about it? No one wants to hear about it.
C I do! It sure would have helped me and with
. everything I was struggling through.
B 1 Sorry, I didn’t know.
C Well, anyway, I’d be more than happy to share 5
. my story with any of you – if you want...
. (no one speaks, then-) Well, see you around.
(CLAIR walks away with a friendly wave.
UNBELIEVER 2 waves her off and exits while talking.)
U 2 No thank you. See you guys later.
(UNBELIEVER 1 looks in the direction of CLAIR.)
U 1 Uh, wait up! I really DO want to hear
. your story!
(UNBELIEVER 1 rushes after CLAIR. BELIEVERS look
at each other.)
B 1 It’s actually - really exciting, you know.
. I don’t know about you – but - I could probably
. learn something from this!
(BELIEVER 1 rushes off to join CLAIR also.)
B 3 (to B 2) And I owe her an apology!
B 2 We all do. I suppose if we ever DO share any
. personal news, it should be our own.
B 3 And it should be – something that builds
. others up!
B 2 Let’s go!
(BELIEVER 2 -3 exit in same direction.)