Christian Appraisal Skit

Christian Appraisal Skit

Found this little skit when I was doing some cleaning. The set up is simple it is basically just a teenager sitting on a table like they are the artifact being examined on Antiques Roadshow. You can cover the teen up with a sheet if you like, but it isn’t necessary. Throughout the skit the teen should be pleasant to work with, but not show a whole lot of outward emotions.

 

Expert: Well, let’s see what you have brought us today. (removes sheet) This appears to be a Christian teenager. Can you tell me where you found it.

Patron: Well, I picked him up at the church about two years ago. I was thinking about sending him into my local high school as a missionary. So I wanted to bring him here and have him checked out to see what you guys think he is.

Expert: Well, let’s have a look. (checks knees) Yes, see here there is some rough spots on his knees that would indicate praying. (looks at cross) and he does seem to have the right accessories. Let’s see now, (to teen) Teenager, what is your favorite Bible verse?

Teen: For God, so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so whosoever believeth in him should not perish but inherit eternal life.

Expert: Very good, and in King James Version too. (to patron) Now how much do you think a young Christian teenager like this is worth?

Patron: Well if he can influence his friends to come to know Christ then there really isn’t any price I could put on his life.

Expert: That is true an authentic Christian teenager is a priceless thing. But while this teen has all of the outward appearances of being a Christian it is what is on the inside that matters. (opens teen’s mouth and looks inside) Let’s see what is inside here. Yes, this is just as I feared. I see a lot of jealousy and pride in here. And it seems to me that he is more interested in serving himself than serving God. Oh yeah, and here I see that he would rather be liked by friends that follow what God says. (closes teen’s mouth) I’m sorry, but it would appear that this teen only looks like a Christian on the outside. His insides are nothing like Christ.

Patron: So what is he worth.

Expert: Well, his outsides look good, but that doesn’t matter all that much. if the insides were focused on Christ then he could be a little rough around the edges and still be invaluable. As it is, until his insides line up with the false face he is putting on the outside he won’t be worth anything of kingdom value.

Patron: Well, shoot. I thought I had someone who could help me reach his school for Christ.

Expert: Now don’t write him off yet. God can still use him. It only takes a decision to live an authentic life.

Outbreak Movie Scenes

Outbreak Movie Scenes

This activity is one that I put together for a lesson about being “Contagious Christians.” The idea was that just like a disease that spreads from person to person we should be sharing the love of Jesus with everyone we meet. In other words we should create an “OUTBREAK” of love as we move through the world. This lesson was the starting point for a series of lessons on how to reach out to your world. These scenes gave me a good indication of where I needed to focus my energy in the lessons to come.

How it Works

  • Break your group into 4 teams and give them the Outbreak Movie Scenes. (you can download the .pdf of them from the link below or just see the text below)
  • Give the students around 10 minutes to work on their scenes and then perform them for the whole group. If you have a very large group have them perform their scenes for other groups.

Outbreak Movie Scenes (.pdf)

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Scene One

Your assignment is to create a movie scene about a Christian who reaches out to people at their school.

You can choose to make it either a picture of how to reach out or a picture of how not to reach out. In the end the students can either respond positively or negatively. You may even want to make some respond one way and some another way.

Try to make as honest a portrayal as possible. In other words the students should respond as students who don’t know God normally would.

Try to include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH

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Scene Two:

Your assignment is to create a movie scene about a Christian who reaches out to some of their close friends.

You can choose to make it either a picture of how to reach out or a picture of how not to reach out. In the end the friends can either respond positively or negatively.

Try to make as honest a portrayal as possible. In other words the friend should respond as friends who don’t know God normally would.

You must include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH

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Scene Three:

Your assignment is to create a movie scene about a Christian who reaches out to members of their family.

You can choose to make it either a picture of how to reach out or a picture of how not to reach out. In the end the family member can either respond positively or negatively.

You must include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH

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Scene Four:

Your assignment is the most challenging, but ultimately the best of the bunch. Your job is to create a movie scene that depicts the life of an average Christian teenager.

Your main scene should be the Christian trying to tell a non-Christian about God, but the non-Christian won’t respond because of the Christian’s lifestyle.

(“Why would I want your Jesus, you’re no better than I am”)

To set up the scene you may want to show the Christian in some of the negative behavior and then show him/her trying to share.

Try to set up the conflict that occurs when you try to live like everyone else, and share God.

You must include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH.