This skit was taken directly from the NASB version of Matthew 19:16-26. Before you start, talk with the children about how to listen to the words of the script and try to act out what is being read. This skit can be done as simply as having the kids acting out the parts with no props or costumes and the teacher or another student to read the entire script. It could also be part of a full-blown production with props, costumes, and having the actors memorize their lines. Have fun with it!
Jesus, Young Man, Narrator
Young Man: Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?
Jesus: Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.
Young Man: Which ones?
Jesus: You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Young Man: All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?
Jesus: If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.
Narrator: But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
Jesus: Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
Disciples: (very astonished) Then who can be saved?
Jesus: With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
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