These studies are designed for individual and group use. Their purpose is to guide the study of God’s word by providing questions and related scriptures as a starting point for exploring and examining the Word of God. Hopefully, they will prompt further questions and more in-depth study and discussion.
Guidelines: for older students
Teachers could use the studies as assignments to be answered before the group lesson on the topic, so that students are prepared and have some insight into the subject before they are called upon to participate in a group discussion on the topic.
For younger students
Teachers could work through the questions during the lesson, calling on students to read each pertinent passage. Other children could then be asked to comment on the passage in light of the scriptures and/or pose other questions that come to mind.
Groups could be formed with each group being assigned the task of searching the scriptures and finding answers for one or more questions and then reporting to the whole class on their discoveries.
A teacher could create cards with the verses and play a jeopardy- type game where the students are given the scripture and then asked to identify the question.
Young people and adults could use the questions and key scriptures box to guide their personal study and as a tool in marking and cross-referencing their Bible.
For younger students it is good to use a common modern language version of the bible so that all the children can follow along with the reading in the same version.
Older children might enjoy using a variety of translations and could gain experience in the scriptures by comparing and contrasting the different versions.
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This short reader’s theatre script for younger students follows the disciples as they walk to the temple, and are astounded by the coming of the Holy Spirit. It concludes with a song, Wind and Flame Pentecost Reader’s Theatre Download the PDF pentecost_wind_flame_song09 Download the PDF
Just prior to creating human life on the earth, the book of Genesis tells us that God turned a dark and chaotic world into a beautiful home for his children. What steps did God take in fashioning the world for us? 001. Creation Week
Here is a chance to read the scriptures and think about Isaac’s childhood, growing up as the heir to God’s promises in the household of Abraham and Sarah. Then, rehearse the amazing story of how God chose a wife for Isaac. 010. Isaac and Rebecca
This powerful story of two brothers who began their lives fighting in the womb is explored through a question and answer format. It leaves us with the vital question of whether we are like Jacob or Esau when it comes to our spiritual birthright. 011.Jacob & Esau
by on Mar.30, 2010, under Reader's Theater
A script retelling the story of Exodus 1-12 and God’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt. This reading is a good way to rehearse the events leading up to that most memorable night when the death angel passed over Israel and Pharaoh commanded the people of Israel to leave Egypt. Script for 5 major characters Download the PDF for the full version
A ballad of Israel’s flight from Egypt, and God’s intervention to free his people from slavery in Egypt. A revision of the old-time spiritual suitable for all age groups. Go Down MosesDownload the PDF Here
Walking out of Egypt was an amazing and bold adventure and people must have faced their Exodus with many conflicting feelings. This lesson and art activity provides an opportunity for young people to think about the journey out of Egypt and perhaps engage the whole congregation in talking about this special event in the history of God’s people. Download the PDF Here
Goshen Gazette Looking for a unique way for young people to rehearse the events of Passover leading up to the Exodus from Egypt? This reader’s theatre piece will engage the children and entertain young and old. Download the PDF for the full version for 10 participants/readers Download Name Tags Here (legal size) (continue reading…)
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Excerpt: Passover Apocrypha Reader 1: I had a dream last night that we were back in Egypt. It all seemed so real. The time has gone so quickly, it is hard to believe that it was really forty years ago! Reader 2: Do you know the thing I remember most about Egypt? And no, it’s not the leeks and cucumbers. I was just a little guy then, being carried on my Dad’s shoulders and I remember seeing for the first time the huge flame of fire that seemed to be leading the immense caravan of people that was moving in front of me…
by on Feb.07, 2010, under Reader's Theater
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