Repent, the Kingdom is Near

Sample Bible Skit

The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts. It occurs on the first day of the seventh month, during our September or October months. The month leading up to the Feast of Trumpets is to be a time of repentance. God's people are to consider their sins, turn from them and repent, turn to God. The following sample skit is from "Lesson Five: The Feast of Trumpets," from the book, Come Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord, They Show Us Jesus.

Bible Reference: Matthew 3:1-17; 4:1-11

Choose your actors: Narrator, John the Baptist, Jesus, Pharisees, Sadducees.

Actors read their parts or teacher narrates while actors pantomime their parts.

Narrator: In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert and saying. . . 

John: Repent! Turn from your sins, for the kingdom of heaven is near. Pay attention! Wake up! Get ready, because the Lord is coming soon!

Narrator: John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate bugs and wild honey too. People came from everywhere to see and hear him. They came admitting their sins to God and were baptized by John in the Jordan River.

Pharisee: (to Sadducee) Have you heard about this crazy man named John the Baptist?

Sadducee: Yes, Let's go see what he's doing!

John: (to Pharisees and Sadducees) You snakes! Your lives show no proof that you follow God.

Pharisee: Don't talk to us like that.

Sadducees: Yeah, because we're sons of Abraham!

John: Just because you're related to Abraham doesn't mean you can escape God's punishment. God could turn a rock into one of his children if he wanted to! God's judgment is coming and your lives show no proof that you serve him! I baptize with water, but there is someone greater than I coming—I'm not even good enough to carry his shoes!

Pharisees and Sadducees: Tell us, who is this man?

John: When he comes, he will know . . . (END of Sample)

The remainder of this skit, including a lesson, craft, and game are part of Lesson Five, The Feasts of Trumpets, from the book, Come Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord . . . They Show Us Jesus.
Feasts of Israel Bible Lessons, Jewish Feasts

Discussion Questions

What similarities does the story of John the Baptist and the Feast of Trumpets have in common?

1. John called people to repent, as does the Feast of Trumpets.

2. John wanted people to wake up spiritually, as God wants his people to do during this feast.

3. Trumpets were used in Israel to announce a new king. John announced that God's kingdom was near.

The rest of this discussion is included when you purchase Come Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord . . . They Show Us Jesus.

Copyright 2008 Sarah A. Keith 

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