This skit is written directly from: Genesis 15:1-2, 5, 12-16, 18:1-5, 9-11, 21:1-3, 22:1-13. It would be a helpful teaching idea for Father’s Day and helpful activity to supplement our printable Father’s of the Bible booklets.
Characters / Props:
- Narrator Sign that says “Time Passed”
- God Baby Isaac (doll or pretend)
- Sign Bearer
- 3 Men (angels)
- 2 Young Men
- Angel of the Lord
“Father Abraham” Bible Story Teaching Skit
Narrator: After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision.
God: Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.
Abram: O Lord God, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus? Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir.
God: This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.
God: Go outside.
(Abraham “goes outside”)
God: Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them. So shall your descendants be. But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions. As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age. Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.
(Sign Bearer walks across stage holding “Time Passed” sign)
(Enter Abraham who sits with head down while 3 Men stand in front of him)
Narrator: Now the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day. When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth.
Abraham: My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, please do not pass Your servant by. Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree; and I will bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have visited your servant.
Man 1: So do, as you have said.
(Enter Sarah peeking in)
Man 2: Where is Sarah your wife?
Abraham: There, in the tent.
Man 2: I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.
Narrator: Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.
Then the Lord took note of Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had promised. So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
(Sarah comes out with “Baby Isaac” doll)
Abraham: His name is Isaac.
Narrator: Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham.
Abraham: Here I am.
God: Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.
(Exit Sarah – Enter Isaac and 2 Young Men)
Narrator: So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.
(All walk around)
Abraham (to young men): Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.
(Abraham and Isaac go on awhile)
Narrator: Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.
Isaac: My father!
Abraham: Here I am, my son.
Isaac: Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?
Abraham: God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.
Narrator: So the two of them walked on together. Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven.
Angel of the Lord: Abraham, Abraham!
Abraham: Here I am.
Angel of the Lord: Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.
Narrator: Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.