Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, homeschool parents and Christian school teachers all need help in making learning life lessons from the Scripture interesting and memorable. Christian Skit Scripts can supply some help in that area!
Tapping into the imagination is a great way to make lessons come to life in the mind of the student, and become imbedded in the memory. The albums by Prime Example, "Comedy Skits and Songs," and "Comedy Cookout," made available on the official site on the Comedy CDs page, are great not only for your listening enjoyment, but are terrific to use in classes for youth and young adults.
Another way to use our material is to get the students involved by having students do readings of certain scripts. The ones that are talented in reading out loud and performing will enjoy doing it, and the rest will enjoy listening. This exercise may also get them excited about actually performing the script for the class or church, which will stimulate your drama team growth.
After playing the skits from the album, or having the students read the scripts, you can invite a class discussion about what they just heard or read. That's where "S.P.L.A.T." comes into play!
Good question! Aside from the noise an egg makes when thrown against a hard surface, it's also short for:"Toss it out there and see what sticks!"
SPLAT is the name of a planned series of original outlines that help you to use the album tracks from the Prime Example CDs and scripts in your classroom. Each recorded skit or script will have a corresponding SPLAT page on this site, which supplies scripture references for the skit or song, questions to ask, discussion topics, etc. You will be able to print them out and put them in a notebook if you like, to use at your convenience.
SPLAT #1: "The Trials of Rev. Milton Blumquist"
This entry is #1 in the series and is intended for use with the first Prime Example album, "Comedy Skits and Songs," which can be ordered on the Soundtracks page. You may preview it by downloading the MP3 file. Or, you can read the script, which differs from the album in ways that make it easier to perform live.
The good Reverend Blumquist has a weekly radio program on a local Christian station that he records at home. This week, his topic is "Patience." Unfortunately, Milton has some problems with patience in his own life, and each point that he brings out in the sermon comes back at him through irritations that threaten to stop the program: a psycho poodle, a noisy neighbor, a tremor-inducing train, etc. All of these are intended to help him learn his own lesson. But will he learn it before he completely loses it and ruins his testimony?
Questions for discussion:
These questions are intended to stimulate open discussion and thought. You may take the lessons further with your own insight and answers that you share after hearing the class input.
Q: Is the man in the skit a Christian? Explain your answer.
Q: Who do you think sent all the interruptions: God, to teach him, or the devil, to tempt him to sin?
Q: How do we see difficulties in our lives: as opportunities to learn and grow, or hinderances to trip
Q: Can a temptation by the devil be used of the Lord for our good?
Q: What was the result of his impatience? Who was affected by his outbursts?
Q: Are we ever in situations where our actions are different from our words?
Q: If we "lose it" like the character, how can we go about correcting the problem, or repairing the
Scripture references to look up and read:
These scriptures are either referred to in the skit or inferred by the message. After reading each scripture, discuss how it relates to the message of the skit, and how it relates to our own lives.
(All references are from the New King James Version.)
Luke 21:19 "By your patience possess your souls."
James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
James 5:11 "Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful."
2nd Cor 6:4 "But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses"
2nd Timothy 2:24 24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Romans 5:3-4 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Romans 12:12 "...rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;"