Resources and reflections for worship planners and leaders
Jan 11, 2013
Readers' Theatre: Luke 4: 14-21
readers’ theatre setting of Luke 4: 14-21. It is set for two voices.
Luke 4: 14-21
One: Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with
the Holy Spirit’s power.
Reports about him spread quickly
through the whole region.
He taught regularly in their
and was praised by everyone.
When he came to the village of
Nazareth, his boyhood home,
he went as usual to the synagogue on
and stood up to read the
The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was
handed to him.
He unrolled the scroll and found the
place where this was written:
Two: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to
bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim
that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set
and that the time of the
Lord’s favor has come.
One: He rolled up the scroll,
handed it back to the attendant,
and sat down.
All eyes in the synagogue looked at
Then he began to speak to
Two: The Scripture you’ve just heard has been
fulfilled this very day!