The Books of the Bible Kid's Curriculum - Later Elementary - Page 11

Skit: A Savior is Born Characters Narrator 1 Angel 1 Narrator 2 Angel 2 Narrator 3 Angel 3 Mary Isaiah Joseph Angel Chorus Shepherd married. Before they started to live together, it became clear that Mary was going to have a baby. Narrator 1: Just over 2,000 years ago, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee. Joseph: I have always been faithful to the law, so I cannot marry Mary now that she’s pregnant. But I don’t want to put her to shame in public. I’ll just quietly break up with Mary. Narrator 2: The angel was sent to a girl named Mary. She was engaged to a man named Joseph. Narrator 1: As Joseph was thinking about this, an an- gel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. Angel 1: The Lord has blessed you in a special way. He is with you. Angel 2: Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary home as your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit. She is going to have a son. You must name him Jesus. That’s because he will save his people from their sins. Narrator 3: Mary was upset because of the angel’s words. She wondered what kind of greeting this could be. Angel 1: Do not be afraid, Mary. God is pleased with you. You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You must call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. Narrator 2: All this took place to bring about what the Lord had said would happen. He had said this through the prophet Isaiah. Narrator 1: This was shocking news, indeed! Isaiah: The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son. He will be called Immanuel, “God with us.” Angel 1: The Lord God will make him a king like his father David of long ago. The Son of the Most High God will rule forever over his people. Narrator 3: Joseph woke up. He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him to do. He took Mary home as his wife. Mary: How can this happen? I am not yet married. Joseph: Mary, Caesar Augustus is making a list of everyone in the whole Roman world. By law we must return to Bethlehem, my hometown, to be listed. Angel 1: The Holy Spirit will come to you. The power of the Most High God will cover you. The holy one that is born will be called the Son of God. What God says always will come true. Mary: I serve the Lord. May it happen to me just as you said it would. Narrator 2: Then the angel left Mary. Narrator 1: While Joseph and Mary were in Bethlehem, the time came for the child to be born. Narrator 2: Mary gave birth to a baby boy. She wrapped him in large strips of cloth. Then she placed him in a manger, a feeding box for animals, that was in the stable where they were staying. That’s because there was no guest room where they could stay. Narrator 3: Mary and Joseph were engaged to get Later Elementary: Lesson 1 New Testament: Jesus Is Born