Fri, February 23, 2018

Dramatic Readings

ll of these are ideas that I have used in various ministries over the years. I hope that these will help you to spread the message of Christ around the world. Everything here is free of charge. If you find anything you can use and would like to support Nailscars.com you can donate using the link in the top bar.

 

A READING FOR CHRISTMAS

This reading was done before our Candlelight Christmas gathering. We recorded it earlier in the week and put it over a montage of Christmas images.

DON’T BE ASHAMED

This is a call to worship for 2 readers based on The Fall in Genesis.

GOD IS…

A collection of verses about who God is. Good for a call to worship, or as a quiet reflection time.

GOD SO LOVED

A 2 reader reflection on John 3:16

GOD’S PASSION FOR THE NATIONS

This is a collection of verses that speak about God’s heart of the nations. It is amazing to me how much of the Bible speaks about God’s passion that his name and his renown be proclaimed not just to a few, but to all peoples. This is a great missionary sketch.

HIS LOVE

This dramatic reading for 3 people is a collection of Bible verses that speak about God’s love.

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

A dramatic reading with the repeating refrain, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God almighty”

I AM BLESSED

3 actors struggle with the idea of whether or not they are blessed.

THE MANGER AND THE CROSS

A reading for Christmas that interlaces Isaiah 53 with traditional Christmas passages. It is used to show that in all of the beauty of Christmas there always was the shadow of the cross.

THE TRIAL OF JACK PALE READING

The Trial of Jack Pale is a poem story I wrote to re-tell the classic antidote that goes something like “if you were on trial for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict”. This reading takes that poem and breaks it into a piece for 2 readers. It would be really more powerful if it were memorized.

WILL YOU SERVE ME IN LOVE

This reading is about loving the people around us. It is 5 short monologues from people who need to be loved that many of us overlook.

WORSHIP THROUGH SCRIPTURE

A reading of worship verses throughout the scriptures. Inludes a multimedia presentation to accompany the reading.


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About Me

I don't have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don't have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don't always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the "experts" and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years.

But I love students ministry. I love watching teenagers as they serve God. I love to see them worship and forget about themselves for a while. I love seeing someone wake up to the love of God if only for a little while. I love to see them out serving their community and sharing the love of Christ with others. I love to be a part of their lives and I love seeing the world through their eyes. Like I said, I'm an average youth pastor.

About Nailscars.com

For over 10 years now I have been trying to add creative ideas for use in the local church. In the early days Nailscars.com was just a place to publish some scripts, but it has become a collection of creative ministry resources for youth ministry and worship.

I began writing a blog more to process my own thoughts more than anything else. As I started writing the comments that I got back from people amazed me. As I was honest with my struggles most of them would write and say “Thank you.” “It is just nice to know someone else struggles with these same things,” was a common response.

So this has become a place where I share the struggles and successes of being in youth ministry. I hope that you find something that God can use in your life and ministry.