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This skit allows students to review the story of Judas betraying Jesus. It could be repeated more than once to give everyone a chance to participate. This would probably be best for older children, as it has some scary parts.
Judas // Cast Props
- Judas Jesus Bag of money
- High Priest Peter Sword
- Priest 1 People in crowd
- Priest 2 High Priest’s slaveScene 1 – In the TempleHigh Priest: Think hard, guys. We’ve got to think of some way to get rid of Jesus.Judas: Psssst !!Priest 1: Look, it’s Judas, one of Jesus’ friends.Judas: Not any more, I’m not. What will you give me to tell you how to get to Jesus?Priest 2: This is a lucky break! Here are thirty silver coins, Judas. (Gives Judas themoney)Judas: Hey, this sure beats stealing from the disciples’ money.Scene 2 – In the Garden(Peter and Jesus are on stage. The rest walk in, led by Judas.)Judas: Remember, the one I go up to is Jesus.(Judas goes up to Jesus.)Judas: Hello Jesus. Good to see you.(The crowd grabs Jesus.)Peter: I’ll save you, Jesus.(Peter pulls out a sword and cuts off the ear of the High Priest’s slave. The slave jumpsaround, holding his ear.)Jesus: Put that sword away Peter. If I wanted to get out of this, God would send metwelve divisions of angels.(Jesus touches the slave’s ear, healing him. The slave stops jumping around.)High Priest: We’ve got you now, Jesus.2Scene 3 – In the Temple(The priests are there. Judas runs in.)Judas: You’re going to kill Jesus. I did wrong by selling Jesus out to you.Priest 1: We are not going to worry about that. That’s your problem.(Judas throws the money down.)Judas: I can’t stand it. I’m going to hang myself. Does anyone have a rope I can use?(Judas runs out.)Priest 2: He really did hang himself. Look at him swinging in the breeze.High Priest: Forget him. What will we do with his money? We can’t put it back in thetreasury because a man was killed for it.Priest 1: We ought to do something worthwhile with it. Let’s buy the town dump anduse it to bury people who can’t afford a regular grave.High Priest: That sounds good. Let’s do that.