“Eat My Flesh and Live Forever”

“Eat My Flesh and Live Forever”

 John 6:24-63

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.

PARTICIPANTS:

Peter, who also serves as Narrator
Grasper
Voice (of Jesus) Stand to one side, read slowly and loudly.

Prompter (Optional). Prompter shouts a brief line and Companions repeat it.

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

SCRIPT:

Peter I am Peter, and I just returned to Capernaum with Jesus and His other disciples, after Jesus fed thousands in the wilderness. Oh, look at the crowds thronging Him.
Prompter & Companions

Give us more bread! Now! Now!

Voice

You seek me because you ate the loaves of bread and were filled. Don’t work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.

Grasper

So what can we do to work the works of God?

Voice

This is the work of God… Believe in Him whom He has sent.

Grasper

Then give us a sign, so we can believe You. Let’s see what You can do. Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; Moses gave them bread out of heaven.

Voice

It was not Moses who gave bread out of heaven, but My Father. He gives true bread that comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.

Grasper

Okay, Lord, give us this bread.

Prompter & Companions

More bread! Now! Now! Now!

Voice

I am the bread of life that came down from heaven. He who comes to Me will not hunger. All who believe in the Son will have eternal life; I will raise him up on the last day.

Grasper

That’s too much! Isn’t this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can He say, ‘I have come down out of heaven’?

Voice

Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. I am the living bread; if you eat it, you will live forever. This bread is My flesh. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

Grasper

I’ve heard enough! I’m not following that guy anymore.

Prompter & Companions

Yeah! Let’s go!

Peter

Look, Lord Jesus. Your words offended the crowd. They’re leaving, all except a few of Your disciples. Your words were very hard.”

Voice

Does this make you stumble, Peter? What if you see the Son of Man rising to where He was before? The Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. You do not want to go away also, do you?

Peter

But Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.

DISCUSS:

What kind of people follows Jesus for the wrong motives, now?

In what sense is Jesus’ flesh the Bread of Life?

How do Jesus’ words help believers to understand Communion? 

 

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