This product consists of three 15 minutes skits.
Skit One- Simon's Dream. Simon is Simon of Cyrene. He is plagued by a dream where he is in a large city and he is forced to carry this cross. He tells his family of the dream at dinner.
He decides to take his family on vacation to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. His wife is concerned about the cost, the distance and the crowd. The sons are excited and hope to experience some of Jesus' miracles and teachings.
Skit Two - The Trial. Jesus is being tried at night by Caiaphas and Annas at Caiaphas' home. He is being accused of causing turmoil in Jerusalem and the threat of violence from the Romans. Malchus, a soldier of Caiaphas who have been a follower of Jesus testifies against him. He has been condemned to death but is sent to Pilate to be tried for treason.
Skit Three- Disciples' Retreat. Peter, Andrew, James and John are in hiding. They are reflecting on the teachings of Jesus. They are ashamed and Peter is remorseful because of all the wrong things he has done.
On the third morning they are visited by Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Salome who bring news about the risen Lord. Their hope is renewed.
Skits are appropriate for grades four to eight, for Sunday School and for Youth Groups. They will make good Lenten and Easter productions or used for readers' theatre. .