Spontaneous Melodramas: 24 Impromptu Skits That Bring Bible Stories to Life

Paperback | April 20, 1996

byDoug Fields, Laurie Polich

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You know them as hilarious, boisterous skits that get kids involved, whether they're hamming up front, or in the audience cheering for the good guys, hissing the bad guys, and getting nearly as animated as the onstage actors. Better yet, these no-rehearsal skits are comic takes on 24 classic Bible stories, from Babel to Zacchaeus. Use these skits to take your students into or out of your Bible lesson -- for the humor never buries the central message of the Bible passage. Inside you'll find 12 Old Testament and 12 New Testament stories -- like these: - The First Tongue Twister (the Tower of Babel) - Josephine's Dream (Joseph and his brothers) - The Young and the Hairless (Samson and Delilah) - Dave, the Wave, and the Giant Kahuna (David and Goliath) - Dances with Lions (Daniel) - World Serious: The Empire Strikes Out (the temptation of Jesus) - Good Sam, the Levis, and Judas Priest (parable of the Good Samaritan) - Showdown at Tombstone (Jesus and the demon-possessed man) Unchurched teenagers who can't tell Samson from Solomon, or long-time youth group kids -- everyone will love not merely hearing or reading Bible stories, but doing them. Welcome to more than a year's worth of slapstick, pratfalls, and melodrama. These Bible-story skits are anything but solemn, but they'll make Bible stories memorable for your students.

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24 Impromptu Skits that Bring Bible Sories to Life. Dramatic and humorous impromptu sketches communicate biblical truth in new and effective ways.

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You know them as hilarious, boisterous skits that get kids involved, whether they're hamming up front, or in the audience cheering for the good guys, hissing the bad guys, and getting nearly as animated as the onstage actors. Better yet, these no-rehearsal skits are comic takes on 24 classic Bible stories, from Babel to Zacchaeus. Use ...

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You know them as hilarious, boisterous skits that get kids involved, whether they're hamming up front, or in the audience cheering for the good guys, hissing the bad guys, and getting nearly as animated as the onstage actors. Better yet, these no-rehearsal skits are comic takes on 24 classic Bible stories, from Babel to Zacchaeus. Use ...

Doug Fields has been a leader in youth ministry for over 30 years. In addition to being a youth pastor at two churches for 11 and 20 years, Doug is the founder of Simply Youth Ministry, the co-founder of Downloadyouthministry.com, the author of more than 50 books, and is currently working with Youth Specialties & Azusa Pacific Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 10.75 × 8.44 × 0.25 inPublished:April 20, 1996Publisher:Zondervan/Youth Specialties

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ISBN - 10:0310207754

ISBN - 13:9780310207757

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What Are Spontaneous Melodramas, Anyway?The First Tongue Twister - The Tower of Babel, Genesis 11A Salt with a Deadly Woman - Death of Lot's wife, Genesis 19Josephine's Dream - Joseph and his brothers, Genesis 37I Spy - The twelve spies, Numbers 13-14Soul Train 'Round the City - The battle of Jericho, Joshua 6The Young and the Hairless - Samson and Delilah, Judges 16Caveheart - The disobedience of Saul, 1 Samuel 13If the Shoe Fits, Crown Him - The young David is chosen to be king, 1 Samuel 16Dave, the Wave, and the Giant Kahuna - David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17Split Decision - The wisdom of Solomon, 1 Kings 3Dances with Lions - Daniel in the den of lions, Daniel 6Joe and the Wannafights - Jonah and the big fish, Jonah 1Rocky 12: Fight of the Foundations - Parable of the wise and foolish builders, Matthew 7 (also Luke 6)WWF Master of the Universe Heal-O-Rama - Jesus heals a paralyzed man, Mark 2 (also Matthew 9 and Luke 5)Seeds and Soils - Parable of the sower, Mark 4 (also Matthew 13 and Luke 8)Showdown at Tombstone - Jesus and the demon-possessed man, Mark 5 (also Matthew 8)The Wicked Witch of the Beast - Jesus clears out the Temple, Mark 11 (also Matthew 21, Luke 19, and John 2)World Serious: The Empire Strikes Out - The temptation of Jesus, Luke 4 (also Matthew 4)The Greatest Show on Earth - Jesus heals a leper, Luke 5 (also Matthew 8 and Mark 1)Good Sam, the Levis, and Judas Priest - Parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10Adventures of the Pro - Parable of the Prodigal Son, Luke 15Pride Comes before a Fall - The Pharisee and the tax collector, Luke 18Zacchaeus the Swinging Sinner - Zacchaeus meets Jesus, Luke 19Legend of the Blind Man - Jesus heals a blind man with spit, John 9

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24 Impromptu Skits that Bring Bible Sories to Life. Dramatic and humorous impromptu sketches communicate biblical truth in new and effective ways.