"Father Isaac" Bible Story Teaching Skit

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This skit is written directly from: Genesis 24:62-67, 25:21-28, 27:1-38. 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 2 baby dolls
  • Isaac sign saying “Time Passed”
  • Rebekah
  • Servant
  • God
  • Sign Bearer
  • Jacob
  • Esau

“Father Isaac” Bible Story Teaching Skit

Narrator: Now Isaac had come from going to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev. Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming. Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel.
Rebekah: (to Servant) Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?
Servant: He is my master.
Narractor: Then she took her veil and covered herself. The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her.
Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived. But the children struggled together within her.
Rebekah: If it is so, why then am I this way?
Narrator: So she went to inquire of the Lord.
God: Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger.
Narrator: When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau. Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
(Sign Bearer walks across stage with “Time Passed” sign)
(Enter Jacob and Esau)
Narrator: When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents. Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
(Jacob & Rebekah go to the side)
Narrator: Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau.
Isaac: (to Esau) My son.
Esau: Here I am.
Isaac: Behold now, I am old and I do not know the day of my death. Now then, please take your gear, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me; and prepare a savory dish for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before I die.
Narrator: Rebekah was listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game to bring home she spoke to Jacob.
Rebekah: Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, saying, ‘Bring me some game and prepare a savory dish for me, that I may eat, and bless you in the presence of the Lord before my death.’ Now therefore, my son, listen to me as I command you. Go now to the flock and bring me two choice young goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves. Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death.
Jacob: Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.
Perhaps my father will feel me, then I will be as a deceiver in his sight, and I will bring upon myself a curse and not a blessing.
Rebekah: Your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me.
Narrator: So he went and got them, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savory food such as his father loved. Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son. And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. She also gave the savory food and the bread, which she had made, to her son Jacob.
Then he came to his father.
Jacob: My father.
Esau: Here I am. Who are you, my son?
Jacob: I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that you may bless me.
Isaac: How is it that you have it so quickly, my son?
Jacob: Because the Lord your God caused it to happen to me.
Isaac: Please come close, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.
Narrator: So Jacob came close to Isaac his father, and he felt him.
Isaac: The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
Narrator: He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.
Isaac: Are you really my son Esau?
Jacob: I am.
Isaac: Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, that I may bless you.
Narrator: And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank.
Isaac: Please come close and kiss me, my son.
Narrator: So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, and he blessed him.
Isaac: See, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed; Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and an abundance of grain and new wine; May peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, and may your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you, and blessed be those who bless you.
Narrator: Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. Then he also made savory food, and brought it to his father.
Esau: Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that you may bless me.
Isaac: Who are you?
Esau: I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.
Isaac: (trembling violently) Who was he then that hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.
Narrator: When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry.
Esau: Bless me, even me also, O my father!
Isaac: Your brother came deceitfully and has taken away your blessing.
Esau: Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing. Have you not reserved a blessing for me?
Isaac: Behold, I have made him your master, and all his relatives I have given to him as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. Now as for you then, what can I do, my son?
Esau: Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.
Narrator: So Esau lifted his voice and wept.
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