Feb 3, 2013

Readers' Theatre: Temptations of Christ

Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of Luke 4:1-13, the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness.  It is set for three voices.


Readers’ Theatre:

Luke 4:1-13

Narr:     Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,
            returned from the Jordan River.
            He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 
            where he was tempted by the devil for forty days.
            Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.
           Then the devil said to him,

Devil:    If you are the Son of God,
            tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.

Narr:     But Jesus told him, 

Jesus:   No! The Scriptures say,
            ‘People do not live by bread alone.’

Narr:     Then the devil took him up
            and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 

Devil:    I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them
            because they are mine to give to anyone I please.
            I will give it all to you if you will worship me.

Jesus:   The Scriptures say,
            ‘You must worship the Lord your God
            and serve only him.’

Narr:     Then the devil took him to Jerusalem,
            to the highest point of the Temple.

Devil:    If you are the Son of God, jump off! 
            For the Scriptures say,
            ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you.
            And they will hold you up with their hands
            so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’

Jesus:   The Scriptures also say,
            ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’

Narr:     When the devil had finished tempting Jesus,
            he left him until the next opportunity came.