Angels Watch as the Old Dragon Defiles the First Family

Angels Watch as the Old Dragon Defiles the First Family

Based on Genesis 2:15-25 and 3:1-24

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PARTICIPANTS:

Angel (Also serves as Narrator)
Adam
Eve
Satan
Voice (of God)

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:

Angel

We angels watch with great curiosity as Satan takes on the form of a serpent, actually a dragon, and tempts you humans’ first parents to disobey God, bringing death to them and all their descendants That includes human every man, woman and child.

Adam

Oh, look, Eve, how wonderfully good everything God made is! The trees are so majestic!

Eve

Just look at these trees! Aren’t they beautiful?

Prompter &
Companions

(Stand near Adam with arms outstretched like limbs.) We are trees! Aren’t we beautiful?

Eve

Oh, Adam, just look around this marvelous garden of Eden! It’s a paradise!

Adam

Our beloved Creator has made everything for our happiness and enjoyment. It could not be better!

Voice

Listen carefully. From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for if you eat from it, you will surely die.

Eve

There is a strange beast. It looks like a dragon, a very crafty one at that. I wonder if it can talk.

Satan

(Hiss as you talk) Indeed I can talk, young lady.

Eve

Oh, my!

Satan

Indeed, has God said, “You shall not eat from any tree of the garden”?

Eve

Ah… From any tree we may eat, except from the tree in the middle of the garden.
God said, “You shall not eat from it or even touch it, or you will die.”

Satan

 

Ha! You surely will not die!
God just said that. He knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened.
You will be like God, knowing good and evil.

Eve

Hmm. Well, the fruit on that tree does look tasty, and it’s pleasing to the eyes.
Ah, but it will also make one wise.
Just think of that!

Satan

Ah, yes! Yes!

Eve

 

Well, I’ll just eat one.
(Pretend to pick a fruit and eat. Then pretend to pick another and hand it to Adam.)
Adam! Try this! It’s good!

Adam

 

(Take the fruit, look it over for a moment, look around furtively, and take a bite.)
Mmmm. Not bad!
(Look down and shout) Oh, no! I’m naked!
That fruit somehow opened my eyes to see what I had not noticed before.

Prompter &
Companions

Shame! Shame!

Eve

Oh! What will we do! I’ll sew fig leaves together and make aprons for us.

Adam

Oh, no! I hear the Lord coming. Let’s hide!

Voice

Adam! Adam! Where are you?”

Adam

It’s no use! Lord, I heard you come and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.

Voice

Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I forbade?

Adam

The woman that You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.

Voice

Eve, what is this you have done?

Eve

The serpent deceived me, and I ate.

Voice

 

Serpent, because you have done this, you are cursed.
You will crawl on your belly eat dust.

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise your head; you shall bruise his heel.

Eve, you will bear children with great pain, and your husband will rule over you.

Adam, cursed is the ground because of you. Thorns and thistles shall grow on it,
and you will earn your bread by the sweat of your face until you return to the ground, for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Angel

God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife. Then, he drove them out of Eden, and stationed me and my fellow angels with a flaming sword to guard the way to the tree of life.

DISCUSS:

Paul called Jesus “the final Adam” (Rom, 5:12-21). In what way is Jesus, like Adam, the head of a race?
In what way did Jesus reverse the universal effect of Adam’s sin?

 

 

 

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