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TIME TRAVEL BIBLE SERIES: ADAM AND EVE SIN
. - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: choice, sin, hope
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 3:1-24
Style: fantasy/conversation: BROOK and DARREN
. time travel back into Bible times
. to imagine what it must have been like
. for ADAM and EVE when they sinned.
Cast: BROOK, DARREN, ADAM, EVE, SNAKE VOICE
Set & Props: Bible; potted tree with fruit on it
. which can be pulled off easily
NOTE: ONE TIME INTRO: when doing this skit
. outside of the series, use this intro
INTRODUCTION TO SKIT IF CONTINUING ON IN THE SERIES:
(DARREN and BROOK enter. DARREN carries a Bible.)
BROOK Time to check out what happens
. to Adam and Eve who were just created.
DARREN Ready for imagination time travel?
BROOK Let’s go!
(DARREN holds the Bible up, while he and BROOK
both open the Bible together, eyes wide, excited
and looking around wondering what will happen.)
SCRIPT CONTINUES HERE AFTER INTRODUCTION OPTION:
(ADAM and EVE appear beside them. AND at the same time,
the tree is pushed out into the same area.)
DARREN There they are – Adam and Eve –
. enjoying the Garden of Eden,
. which was very rich with things
. like gold and gemstones.
DARREN As well as having all the food
. they could possibly eat from the garden.
BROOK But remember, God told Adam 2
. that there was only one thing
. NOT to eat from – which was the
. tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
. or there would be death.
DARREN Why do you think God did that?
BROOK Well, God created us with a free choice.
. If God had NOT put that tree there,
. we would not have had a choice to obey God.
DARREN Why give us a choice at all?
BROOK Then we would have been just - robots.
DARREN Being a robot-man would be way-cool.
BROOK But would YOU want robot-children that just
. went around and did exactly as you said
. because there was no other choice?
DARREN Would that not be easier?
BROOK Can a robot choose to love you?
DARREN You have a point there.
BROOK God created us with a purpose – which was
. to have a relationship with Him.
. But we have to want that. And when
. we want to be close to God, of course -
. we should want to obey what He says.
DARREN Right. Okay, well- (checking Bible)
. it looks like Eve found herself alone.
. Maybe Adam and Eve had a fight.
BROOK Naw-ah – things were still perfect.
. Maybe she was just stretching her legs-
. getting a bit of exercise.
(ADAM shrugs and exits. EVE wanders around a bit.)
DARREN Okay, we’ll go with that. So -
. Eve was alone when the snake came.
. Why did she not freak out?
BROOK Remember, things were still all perfect.
. And all the animals were tame and friendly.
DARREN (looking at scripture) AND it says that
. the snake had legs and was very beautiful.
BROOK And it could talk? Could the animals talk?
DARREN Actually it was Satan who was talking.
. In later scriptures it says that Satan
. spoke through the snake.
BROOK Now that is creepy.
DARREN Obviously the angels had already been
. created, and THEY had a choice to make TOO.
. Satan and a bunch of other angels chose
. to go against God. They became evil,
. and became what are now called demons.
. Satan’s goal is to mess up God’s plans.
BROOK Throughout the Bible, we’ll see
. that Satan TRIES to mess up God’s plans,
. but we’ll also see that God always wins.
DARREN So Satan entered the snake and spoke
. very clever lies to Eve.
VOICE (off stage, but close to the tree)
. Ssss-ssss, Eve.
. (EVE looks toward the VOICE)
. Did God really say that you should
. not eat from any tree in the garden?
EVE We can from any tree, except the fruit
. from this tree right here. (points to tree)
. God said, “Do not eat from it, and
. do not touch it, or you will die.”
BROOK (to DARREN) God did not say anything
. about not TOUCHING the fruit.
DARREN I guess this is one reason why we should
. keep studying our Bibles, so we won’t
. get tricked or confused.
VOICE (to EVE) You won’t die! God knows
. that when you eat from it, you will
. see clearly and you will be LIKE God,
. knowing good and evil.
(EVE starts admiring the tree, thinking)
BROOK Oh-oh. Eve, no! It’s a trick.
(EVE picks a fruit and takes a bite.
BROOK and DARREN groan with disappointment.
ADAM enters and sees EVE.)
ADAM Eve, what have you done?!
EVE The fruit was so pretty, and it is good.
. And I – I wanted more wisdom.
DARREN (to BROOK) Why would she do that to Adam?
BROOK She probably felt guilty, and didn’t want
. to be the only one who made that mistake.
EVE (to ADAM) And now I have the knowledge
. of good and evil. God told us not to eat
. from this just so we would not know
. everything He does.
(ADAM takes the fruit to study before biting it.
DARREN and BROOK both groan again.)
DARREN Dude! Why did you?
BROOK Noooo, there’s no way we can ever know
. everything that God does.
(ADAM and EVE look at each other, alarmed,
and suddenly hide behind the tree.)
DARREN Now what are they doing?
BROOK They can now see that they are naked.
DARREN Oh right. I decided that in my imagination
. they were wearing clothes.
BROOK Me too. But this is where they try to make
. clothes for themselves out of fig leaves;
. then they try to hide from God because
. they felt very guilty.
DARREN Notice God came looking for them.
BROOK Because God still wants a personal
. relationship with each of them.
DARREN But God called out, “Where are you?” 5
BROOK Of course God knew where they were.
. God just never forces us to do anything.
. He created us with the freedom to choose,
. and always allows us that freedom.
DARREN God asks them a whole bunch of questions,
. giving them the opportunity to confess.
(ADAM and EVE step out with their heads hanging down.)
BROOK But for sinning, and bringing sin
. into the world for all the rest of us –
. things were not perfect after this point.
. Notice, Adam blamed Eve.
(ADAM points to EVE. EVE points off stage to snake.)
DARREN Eve blamed the snake.
BROOK And then came the punishments.
. The snake did not have any legs anymore,
. and became slithery and icky!
DARREN More than that, this verse is a prophecy.
. When you follow the line of ancestors,
. Jesus comes from Adam and Eve’s family.
. And this part about the snake attacking
. the heels of her children – really means
. that Satan - would attack Jesus –
. causing Him to suffer and die on the cross.
BROOK And the part that says the children will
. strike the snake on the head also means
. that Jesus would rise and have the victory.
. So because they brought sin into the world,
. Jesus would come through their bloodline.
DARREN Now, back to the punishment for all people–
. the consequences of their sin...
BROOK Women would now have lots of pain
. when having babies.
DARREN This is where men starting thinking that
. they needed to be boss, and thus started
. the squabbling of between man and woman.
(ADAM and EVE look at each other with angry postures.)
BROOK Working for a living would now be hard;
. like farming came with things like weeds.
DARREN And there was now a physical death.
BROOK But worse than that – a spiritual death!
. Meaning, whoever is born, is born
. spiritually separated from God. Everyone
. must make a choice to be reborn –
. to have a personal relationship with God.
(ADAM and EVE knee down into prayerful postures.)
DARREN Fortunately for us, God loves all of us
. and provides that salvation, as well as
. provides for our physical needs.
BROOK God even provided Adam and Eve with
. leather clothes. WAY better than leaves!
DARREN Now, there was also a tree of life in the
. garden. Eating from this tree of life
. while being spiritually dead, would mean
. that people would live forever in that
. state of spiritual death. And because
. God wanted to protect people from that,
. Adam and Eve were sent out of the
. Garden of Eden.
(As DARREN points to offstage, ADAM and EVE exit.)
BROOK And God had angels guard the entrance,
. so the people could never return.
. WHY did they eat the fruit?!
DARREN Do you think you’d have done any better?
BROOK Probably not.
(INCLUDE ENDING: unless going right into the next skit.)
(DARREN closes the Bible.)
DARREN Well, I’m curious how people are going
. to get along outside the Garden of Eden.
BROOK I guess we’ll find that out next week.