Jesus Blessed Marriage By Turning Water To Wine At A Wedding Feast

Jesus Blessed Marriage By Turning Water To Wine At A Wedding Feast

John 2:1-12

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:

Andrew (who also serves as Narrator)
Servant (older child or adult)
Mary
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.

SCRIPT:

Andrew

I’m Andrew, one of Jesus’ disciples. Some guests and I are enjoying a lavish wedding feast in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother Mary is here. Oh, what a celebration!

Oh, oh! Something’s wrong! Those servants look quite embarrassed. It must be something serious. Now folk are shouting that they didn’t get enough wine to drink! Others got nothing to drink!

Prompter & Companions

Nothing to drink! Nothing to drink!

Andrew

Oh no! They need more wine. Lots more! The punch bowl has run dry.

(To Mary)Mary, the wine has run out! What can we do?

You’re Jesus’ mother. Maybe you can help.

Mary

(To the person who is doing the Voice)

Son, they have no more wine. Please do something.

Voice

Woman, what has that to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.

Andrew

What does Jesus mean? Why does He not do what Mary asks?

Mary

(To servant) You are the host’s servant. Go to Jesus, and do whatever He says.

Servant

He said to fill with water these stone pots used for our Jewish purification rites. There are six of them, and they contain twenty gallons each.

Well, okay, let’s fill them up to the brim.

(Pretend to pour water from a jug.)

Andrew

I don’t know who would want to drink water at a wedding!

Hey! Wait! Look at the water! It’s turning red!

Servant

Let me taste it! (Pretend to dip out a cupful and taste the wine.)

It’s wine! (Show surprise) The best!

(Pretend to dip it out and hand it to guests.)

It’s good! Very good!

Prompter & Companions

It’s good! Very good!

Servant

Jesus said to take some to the Host.

Andrew

The host is tasting the wine. Oh! He’s congratulating the bridegroom. He says, “Others serve the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then they bring out the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” How strange!

Prompter & Companions

How strange! How strange!

Andrew

This was the first of Jesus’ miraculous signs, here in Cana of Galilee, to make known His glory.

DISCUSS:

How did the first miracles of both Jesus and of Moses signal a vast contrast between the Old and New Testaments?

(Good answer: Moses’ first miracle was to turn water into blood–a curse.
Jesus’ first miracle was to turn water into wine–a blessing.)

Jesus blessed the marriage in Cana by His presence, and His first miracle.Who actually joins a believing man and a believingwoman in marriage, according to Scripture?

Why does God hate divorce?

 

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