A Samaritan Shows Kindness to a Hurting Enemy

A Samaritan Shows Kindness to a Hurting Enemy

Based on Luke 10: 25-37 

POY! SKIT GUIDELINES:

  • In a small group, participants might simply read their lines, or glance at their lines to get the idea so they can speak in their own words.
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  • Have any small children play a brief part. Most scripts have an optional part for children, listed last under Participants.
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  • It is not required to have an audience watch the skit. All present may participate.
  • Scripture and paraphrases, if any, usually appear in bold.

PARTICIPANTS:

Disciple (Also serves as Narrator)
Lawyer
Voice (of Jesus)
Traveler
Samaritan

Prompter (Optional). Prompter shouts a brief line and Companions repeat it.
Companions (Optional): children and all adults who want to take part. Make sure Companions know who the Prompter is, and that they are to repeat Prompter’s words.

 SCRIPT:

Disciple   We twelve disciples are with Jesus when a lawyer puts Him to the test.
Lawyer  Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?
Voice  What is written in the Law? Can you answer your own question?
Lawyer  Of course! “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart soul, mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself”.
Voice  You have answered rightly. do this and you will live.
Lawyer 

That it so general! Just who is my neighbor?

Disciple  Jesus answers with a story about a Jewish traveler.
Traveler  I am going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and a band of robbers attack me! 
Disciple The man puts up a struggle, but they outnumber him. They beat him with clubs.
Traveler  (Groan.) They also take my clothes and run off, leaving me bleeding, half-dead.
Disciple 

Soon a priest comes down the road.

Traveler  Oh! Here comes a man of God. Surely he will help me. Help! Help!
 Prompter &
Companions

Help! Help!

Disciple  The priest just looks at the fallen man and passes by on the other side.
Traveler  There is no hope for me! No hope!
Prompter &
Companions 
No hope! No hope!
Disciple  A bit later, a Levite comes down the road.
Traveler  Oh! Here comes a servant of God. Surely, he will help me! Please, sir, help me!
Prompter &
Companions 
Help me! Help me!
Disciple  The Levite also merely looks at the bleeding man, and passes by on the other side.
Traveler  I beg you! Help me! Mercy!  
Prompter &
Companions 
Mercy! Mercy!
Disciple  But there is no mercy.
The man is growing weak when a Samaritan approaches with a donkey.
Traveler  This one who is coming is a Samaritan, an enemy of us Jews. He won’t help me. 
Disciple 

But the good Samaritan stops, looks on the injured man and feels compassion.

Traveler

He bandages my wounds, pours oil and wine on them, and puts me on his donkey.
We arrive at an inn and the Samaritan continues to care of me.
He even leaves money with the innkeeper to take care of me after he leaves.

Voice Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?
Lawyer The one who showed mercy toward him.
Voice    Go and do the same.

 

DISCUSS:

What persons in today’s world correspond to the priest and Levite in the story?

What specific acts could you (we) do this week to show practical love as Jesus said?

 

 

 

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