This Bible skit was written directly from the NASB version of Acts 8:26-40. This can be used in a class setting reading from the script or as a full skit in front of an audience with costumes and props. Use it to supplement your Sunday School lesson or as a fun way to review this story in children’s church.
Suggested props would be: road, sign saying “Gaza”, sign saying “Azotus”, chariot, water, scroll.
Characters: Angel of the Lord, Narrator, Philip, Ethiopian
The children are to act it out as it people are saying their lines in the script. The narrator gives direction when the characters aren’t speaking.
Angel of the Lord (to Philip): Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.
Narrator: So Philip got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship, and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Angel of the Lord: Go up and join this chariot.
Narrator: Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet
Philip: Do you understand what you are reading?
Ethiopian: Well, how could I, unless someone guides me? Why don’t you come up and sit with me?
Narrator: Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this:
“He was led as a sheep to slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
So He does not open His mouth.
“In humiliation His judgment was taken away;
Who will relate His generation?
For His life is removed from the earth.”
Ethiopian: Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself or of someone else?
Narrator: Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. As they went along the road they came to some water
Ethiopian: Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?
Philip: If you believe with all your heart, you may.
Ethiopian: I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Chariot – Stop!
Narrator: They both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.
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Teaching Skit: Philip and the Ethiopian Skit
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