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.
- Most POY! skits require no practice in advance.
- Have any small children play a brief part. Most scripts have an optional part for children, listed last under Participants.
- Most scripts have a Narrator who should read the script beforehand to see how to keep moving the story along.
- It is not necessary to employ costumes and objects, unless the skit recommends such.
- It is not required to have an audience watch the skit. All present may participate.
- Scripture and paraphrases, if any, usually appear in bold.
Disciple (Also serves as Narrator)
Voice (of Jesus)
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.
|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.|
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.|
Soon a priest comes down the road.
|Traveler||Oh! Here comes a man of God. Surely he will help me. Help! Help!|
| Prompter &
|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!|
|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!|
|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!|
|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.|
But the good Samaritan stops, looks on the injured man and feels compassion.
He bandages my wounds, pours oil and wine on them, and puts me on his donkey.
|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.|
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?