This is a great little skit that would be a good addition to your lesson about Jesus feeding the 5,000. It comes out of Luke 9:12-17 (NASB)
- 12 Disciples
- Sign Holder
- Sign that says “The End of the Day”
- bread (could be construction paper)
- baskets (bowls would work as well)
(Sign Holder walks across stage with a sign saying “The End of the Day”)
(12 disciples walk over to Jesus)
Disciple 1: It’s the end of the day.
Disciple 2: Send the crowd away.
Disciple 3: Yes, so they may go into the surrounding villages and find a place to stay for the night.
Disciple 4: They also need to get something to eat.
Disciple 5: This is such a desolate place.
Jesus: You give them something to eat!
Disciple 6: We only have 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.
Disciple 7: Unless you want us to go and buy food for all of these people.
Disciple 8: There are about 5,000 men!
Jesus: Have them sit down to eat in groups of about fifty each.
(Disciples act like they are grouping the people and then everyone sits down)
Jesus to disciple: Bring me the 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.
(Disciple does this)
Jesus (looking up to heaven): Thank you Father for this food that you have provided for us.
(Jesus breaks the bread and hands them to the disciples)
Jesus (to disciples): Go bring the food to all of the people.
(Everyone eats and are full)
Jesus (to disciples): Go and pick up all of the broken pieces that are left over.
Disciple 9: Let’s go. This shouldn’t take long.
(Disciples go and pick up food)
Disciple 10: Wow! There are 12 baskets full!
Disciple 11: That’s more than when we began.
Disciple 12: We have witnessed a miracle by the Son of God!