Act One - Scene 2: Choosing The Twelve (Based on Mark 1:14-3:19)
Set and Costume Preparation: Use Bible-time costumes or improvise costumes. Fishing gear and nets would be fun to include. A background scene with boats and the Sea of Galilee would be a great addition (Children can draw this or copy a picture onto an overhead projector sheet, then project it onto the wall). You will need a table area for the dinner scene at Levi’s house (real or imaginary). Pillows on the floor around a taped off area would be fine. (Improvise, improvise, improvise!)
Choose Your Actors: Narrator, Jesus, Simon, Andrew, James, John, Zebedee, Levi, Tax Collector/crowd of sinners (one or more
actors as needed), Pharisee (one or more actors as needed).
Director: “Lights, Camera, Action!”
Narrator: “After John was put in prison, Jesus went into the town of Galilee, telling the good news about God.”
Jesus: “The time has come, the kingdom of God is near. Follow God’s way of living and not your own way. Believe the good news!"
Narrator: “As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers fishing.”
Andrew: “Look, there’s Jesus, the Teacher we’ve heard so much about! He is amazing!”
Jesus: “Hey, Simon and Andrew, "Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Simon: “Did you hear that Andrew? He wants to make us fishers of men.”
Andrew: “Fishers of men? What’s that?
Simon: “I’m not sure, but let’s find out. Let’s go right now! I wouldn’t want him to change his mind!”
Narrator: “When they had gone a little farther, Jesus saw James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.”
Zebedee: “Why is that man waving at us?”
Jesus: “James and John, come, follow me! I’ve chosen you to be my disciples!”
James: “Fantastic! What’s a disciple do?”
Jesus: “My disciples obey my teaching and become my messengers to tell others what I’ve taught them.”
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