Based on Matthew 8:18-27Â
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.
John (also serves as Narrator)
Voice (of Jesus)
Stormers (small children)
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 Prompterâ€™s words.
If no children are present, you may skip the action parts.
|JohnÂ||Look, Peter, this huge crowd by the Galilee sea is almost smothering Jesus.|
|PeterÂ||Letâ€™s go clear some space for him, John. Wait. Jesus is speaking to us.|
|VoiceÂ||Peter and John, get the boat and letâ€™s depart to the other side of the sea.Â|
|PeterÂ||Jesus gets into the boat, and we disciples follow Him. Row, men, row!|
|Letâ€™s row, men, Row! (Sit on the floor, or on chairs, in a line two abreast and pretend they are rowing the boat. Demonstrate moving arms as though pulling on oars.)|
Look! A great storm is arising on the sea! Itâ€™s getting closer! Row harder!
Row harder! Row harder!
|JohnÂ||Stormers! Come run around these rowers; howl â€œOooo!â€ like wind, and shake your fists at the rowers. (Demonstrate.)|
|StormersÂ||Ooooo! (Run around the rowers, howling, shaking fists at them.)|
|JohnÂ||(After a few moments stop.)|
Row faster! The storm is upon us! Faster!
|JohnÂ||Help! The boat is being swamped by the waves.|
|PeterÂ||Weâ€™re going to drown! But look at Jesus! Heâ€™s sleeping in the stern!|
|JohnÂ||I rush to Jesus and waken Him. Save us, Lord; we are perishing!|
|VoiceÂ||Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?|
|JohnÂ||Jesus stands and rebukes the winds and the sea, and it becomes perfectly calm.|
|PeterÂ||What kind of a man is this, that even wind and sea obey Him?|
This miracle of JesusÂ did not involve healing a sick person. Jesus did it to prove something else. What was it?
(Good answer: Jesus displayed His power over the physical creation. Colossians 1:16 affirms that Christ created all things.)