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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 160 Vendor: CSS Publishing Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches) ISBN: 0788023942 ISBN-13: 9780788023941 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Looking for a novel approach to the children's sermon -- something more creative than a simple story or object lesson? This collection of 40 dramatic sketches in readers' theater format will teach your young people about the events of Jesus' life -- while also actively involving your members in the worship service. Each scene vividly relates a story from the gospels in easy-to-read dialogue that can be performed with minimal rehearsal by teenagers or adults -- providing a memorable illustration that's certain to captivate the attention of everyone in your congregation. Discussion questions accompany each skit, so you can maximize the educational value by focusing youngsters' attention on the main themes. Ideal for use during the "children's moment" in Sunday morning worship, these brief pieces are also a perfect resource for children's church, Vacation Bible School, youth meetings, and many other settings. Sketches include: - Jesus And The Shepherds Of Bethlehem - Jesus And The Devil - Jesus Preaches In Nazareth - Jesus' Parable Of The Prodigal Son - Jesus And The Rich Young Man - Jesus Predicts Things To Come - Jesus In The Upper Room - Jesus On The Road To Emmaus ... and many more Robert E. Lakey is a retired pastor who served Presbyterian congregations in Michigan during more than four decades of active ministry. For more than 25 years, Lakey led drama conferences and traveled throughout the country with groups of high school performers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Princeton Theological Seminary.