Christian Skits for Use with Actors and/or Puppets
Skit 4: Dr. Rubenstein Discovers the DNA of a Leader
In a series of ten lessons, Christian Skits address science from the standpoint of Christian values. Is there a gene for leadership? Yes, scientists think there might be. But does DNA make a leader? No, but God does. He is the Creator, the greatest scientist ever known to man. Dr. Rubenstein, or “Dr. R.” as he is known to young Joey, learns to appreciate just how wise our great God is. The skits can be presented with live actors such as the children themselves, child and parent, child and teacher/tutor, or puppets. In this skit, there are two main parts: Dr. R. and Joey, with a small part played by Joey’s sister Sassy.
Skit 4 addresses leadership, how it is the result of a surrendered life. Moses’s life is an example of God’s direction, even when Moses didn’t want to be a leader. God didn’t accept Moses’s excuses and Moses learned that leadership is depending on God for every word and action. The skit teaches about the plagues God used to show the Egyptians his might and power, including the event that is celebrated today during Passover, and the storyline follows the Israelites all the way to the parting of the Red Sea. Leadership is addressed Biblically and scientifically as Dr. R. studies DNA and the life of Moses.
Following the skit are activities that reinforce the lessons with both scriptural and scientific points. For example, one activity suggests how DNA makes us “wondrously and fearfully made.” The object of these lessons is to present science from a Christian standpoint, and to teach Biblical lessons from a scientific standpoint. The stories of the Bible are not myths – they are real – and it is proper and fitting that they be taught as such.