The Good Samaritan

Submitted by Elliott Higgins

 

Theme: Love your neighbor
Object: A short script for six puppets
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37

 

Read from the Bible:

On one ocassion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus, “Teacher” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the law?” he replied. ”How do you read it?” He answered; ”Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your strength and with all of your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. You have answered correctly, ‘ Jesus replied. ‘”Do this and you will live.” But he wanted to justify himself , so he asked Jesus, And who is my neighbor? Luke 10:25-29

Introduction:

This puppet skit is lightly based on a parable told by Jesus called the good Samaritan, you can find the parable in Luke 10:25-37.

Script:

Man from Jericho: (whistling) Oh what a great day for a walk to Jerusalem. (two robbers mug him, slamming him to the ground )

ROBBER #1: aha ! I’ll take his wallet, you hold him down

Robber #2: duh, ok boss, I’ll hold him down yes I will.

Robber #1: Hey, he ain’t got no wallet, all he has is a bag of gummy worms.

Robber #2: Gummy worms, woo hooo!! I luv gummy worms boss, can I have some please hah can I have some boss,? GUMMY WORMS ARE DELICIOUS!!!!!

Robber #1: BE QUIETTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!! How are we gonna pay for a hotel in Jerusalem with a bag of gummy worms?

Robber #2 That’s easy boss, I will hug them and squeeze them and keep them warm, and make sure that the gummy worms are safe , you can count on me boss , you can count on me boss, I won’t let these gummy worms go until we get them in the hands of the inn keeper.

Robber #1: The inn keeper won’t take gummy worms for a room, awww... never mind let’s go.

Robber #2: OK Boss whatever you say, can I have the red gummy worms boss ?

Robber #1: I’ll give you the red gummy worms , here, take 'em! (starts hitting him with the bag of worms)

(A Priest is coming down the road)

Priest: Oh my, what a mess, these people will sleep anywhere nowadays, I’ll have to go to the other side of the road tsk, tsk cheerio old chap, have a nice sleep and all that. (snorts)

( A levite passes by)

Levite: Yikes, looks like someone has been robbed and beaten up, I wish I had the time to help him, but I’ve got a very important meeting to get to with the elders of the church, we’re going to the big gladiator match. I’ll say a prayer for you my friend.

(A Samaritan man walks by)

Samaritan: Oh noooo, are you alright? Here let me put some bactine on you, and bandage your wounds, hold on I’ll call 911 for help. We’ll take you to the hospital and I’ll pay the bill, you poor man .

Follow Up:

After Jesus told the parable he asked the expert in the law, which of the three men who passed by was a neighbor to the man who was robbed?

Questions:

Who do you think was the neighbor?
Why?
Have you ever needed help?
Did anyone help you?
Do you help others?

The expert in the law told Jesus that the man who had mercy on the guy who was robbed was the true neighbor. Jesus told the expert to go and do the same.

Memory verse: Luke 10:27