Dramatic Reading for Matthew 28
Needs four readers, one off-stage, three on. One has luggage, one has a hammer, and one has a camera.
Voice off stage: As you Go-
Reader 1: “Yes! We’re going on a trip! I wonder where God is sending us. I can’t wait!”
Reader 2: “I hope it’s exotic! I’ve always wanted to travel overseas!”
Reader 3: “I’ll bring my camera and some dough, you know souvenirs will be so cheap there!”
Voice: <Clears throat until they listen> As you are going, Make-
R2: “YES! It’s a construction trip! I wonder what God will have us build!
R1: “I bet it’s a church or a school or maybe even a hospital!”
R3: “I’ll bring my old shirts from college! We can hand them out to the poor children! We can even get the kids in church to collect happy meal toys to hand out! Those kids will be so blessed by our presence!”
Voice: <Clears throat again> As you are going, make Disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow everything I’ve taught you.
R3: “What’s that mean?”
R2: “Disciples? How do you build those?”
R1: “All nations… including this one? Does that mean we’re not going anywhere?”
Voice: As you go about your life where ever you happen to be, share what you have been given. Invite people to see my love in you. Bring them to me to experience my love in the baptismal waters. Teach them to follow the my path of peace.
R1: “This isn’t going to be easy.”
R2: “Yeah, I mean, folks around here already know me.”
R3: “But they don’t all know Jesus.”
R1: “Do you think we can share Christ here, in our homes and at our jobs?
R2: “Do you think they will see Jesus in me?”
R3: “Do you think I can still get a souvenir?”
Voice: You don’t have to go anywhere to share the Gospel. God has already placed you where you are an expert on the culture, language, and people.
Make disciples, immerse them in Christ’s love, and teach them the way of peace. Amen.