Halloween Puppet Skit – Make Demons Tremble

DSC_1034Make Demons Tremble

by Tamera Kraft

This skit needs a devil puppet and a super hero puppet.

SIN: (Comes dancing in happy and excited.) Oh how I love this time of year. Everybody is worshipping me. Children are holding seines to conjure up my demons. Scary movies are putting my spirit of fear into people. My witches are sacrificing animals and children to me. Evil men are poisoning candy. I just love Halloween. As for those Christians, they hide out on Halloween. I’ve got them running scared and now I’m coming after you….ha…ha…ha. (Music begins playing.) What’s that. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Oh no! It’s Scripture Man.

SCRIPTURE MAN:     Yes, Mr. Sin. I’m Scripture Man, strange visitor from heaven who came to Earth to give the Sword of the Word of God to anyone who will use it.

SIN: Well your sniveling little Christian won’t use the Word of God tonight. They’re trembling in their homes. They’re scared of me on Halloween.

SCRIPTURE MAN:     Not this Halloween, Mr. Sin. This Halloween, God’s calling an army to make demons tremble tonight and every night.

SIN: (looks a little scared.) You can’t make me tremble tonight. Halloween’s my property.

SCRIPTURE MAN:     God can make you tremble every night. James 2:19 says that you know there is a God and it makes you tremble.

SIN: (looking very scared. Pleading.) But this is Halloween. Please just let me have this one night. I promise I won’t bother any Christians. Please, just one night.

SCRIPTURE MAN:     You have made Halloween a night of darkness. But John 1:5 says that the light      shines in the darkness. We Christians are taking Halloween back. We are going to shine in the darkness you’ve created.

SIN: I won’t go. You can’t make me.

SCRIPTURE MAN:     James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he must flee from you.

SIN: (whining) Please don’t.

SCRIPTURE MAN:     Mark 16:17 says that if we believe in Jesus, then in his name we can drive out demons. Children, on the count of three, I want you to drive Mr. Sin out of here by shouting the name of Jesus. Ready…1…2…3 IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

(Mr. Sin shrieks in terror and disappears.)

SCRIPTURE MAN:     Remember, Children, be strong in the Lord and the power of his might. Good-bye. (Flies away.)

©  2001, Revival Fire 4 Kids, Tamera Kraft

Take Your Faith Back to School by Pat Holland

A friend of mine, Pat Holland, a children’s ministry evangelist and consultant, wrote a blog post with a Children’s Church lesson and skit that she gave me permission to share.

Take Your Faith Back to School

by Pat Holland

Use this as a devotion or a  quick skit that uses 3 actors. (I rewrote it for actors and the teacher to use in class.) Let the actors use their personalities to jazz it up.

Backpack? Check!

Notebooks? Check!

64 Pencils? Really? 64? Reluctantly…Check!

Faith? What is faith doing on my “Back to School Supply List” ?

So just why do I need to take “faith” to school with me?

Three reasons you need to take your faith with you.

1. Faith isn’t a church thing.

2. Faith is trusting God to be with you and help you in every area of your life—home, school and even church.

3. Faith connects us with God’s strength, ability and His plan for your life.

1. To remind you that Jesus is with you and wants to help you in school.

2. To remind you to ask Him for help.

3. To inspire you to do your best.

4. To remind you that this really is going to be a great year.

5. To share with your friends. Ron Hutchcraft always told his kids as they left for school each morning, “Go MAD.” They knew he was saying, “Go Make A Difference.” You can make your school, your class a better place, if you take your faith in Christ with you!

I hope your school year is off to a great start. I pray that you’ll learn lots of new things. I remember what school was like and I remember there are challenges that come with it. So take your faith with you- don’t leave home without it.

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Faith Back to School Skit

If you choose to use this devotion as a skit you will need 3 kids or 3 puppets. Child number 1 has the list and is looking inside the backpack, the other 2 have the back pack on their backs ready for school.

Child 2: Would you hurry? I want to see if Zac is at the bus stop!

Child 3:  You know Zac is always late!

Child 1: My teacher said, I had to have all my supplies there no later than today, so let me check my list one more time. Backpack? Check! Notebooks? Check! 64 Pencils? Really? 64? (Reluctantly) OK! Faith?

Child 2: What is faith doing on your “Back to School Supply List” ?

Child 1: My mom put it there to remind me that taking my faith to school is just as important as taking all the supplies on my list.

Child 2: Really? Why do you need to take “faith” to school? Isn’t that a church thing?

Child 3: No. Faith is trusting God to be with you and help you in every area of your life—home and school. Church is just a place where we learn about faith.

Child 1: Faith turns on the faucet of God’s strength in my life. He helps me with school. When I take my faith to school, it reminds me to ask Him to help me.

Child 3: Taking my faith to school make me want to do my best.

Child 1: Taking my faith to school reminds me that this really is going to be a great year.

Child 2: And do I need to remind you, we’re going to be late if we don’t run! (All run off the stage.)

Teacher: I hope your school year is off to a great start. I pray that you’ll learn lots of new things. I remember what school was like and I remember there are challenges that come with it.  That’s why you need your faith, but there’s one more reason that they didn’t mention. Take your faith to school and share it. Ron Hutchcraft always told his kids as they left for school each morning, “Go MAD.” They knew he was saying, “Go Make A Difference.”  You can make your school, your class a better place, if you take your faith in Christ with you! So take your faith with you- don’t leave home without it.

For more informative blog posts written by Pat Holland and information about her ministry, Let Us Teach Kids, click this link.

Christians Are Strange

Christians are Strange  

Psychiatrist:  I believe you know why you’re here.

Christian:      Yes, I was forced to come.

Psychiatrist:   Forced is a rather harsh word.  Lets just say you were acting in some very strange ways.  The police felt that for your own good and for the good of those around you that you should be evaluated.

Christian:       They didn’t ask how I felt about it.  They put me in handcuffs and told me I had no choice.

Psychiatrist:  All right.  That may be true.  But as long as your here why not make the best of it and cooperate.  The sooner we evaluate you, the sooner you can leave.

Christian:       O.K.

Psychiatrist:  The police say that when they picked you up, you were acting very strangely.  They say that you preaching about, I almost hate to say the word, Jesus at a park.  While you were preaching about (fumbles around) Jesus’ love some people came up to you and started cursing at you. 

Christian:       That’s right.

Psychiatrist:  The police said that this is when your behavior became very erratic.  You actually starting getting down on your news in some kind of religious frenzy and starting praying for these people.  Is all of this true?

Christian:       That’s right.

Psychiatrist:  We’re not accusing you of doing anything wrong.  We just want to help you.  O.K.

Christian:       O.K.

Psychiatrist:  Lets try to figure this out.  Were you praying for these people to stop harrasing you?

Christian:       Not exactly.

Psychiatrist:  Were you praying for God to punish them?

Christian:       Of course not.

Psychiatrist:  Then what exactly were you praying for?

Christian:       I was asking God to bless them.

Psychiatrist:  (getting upset)  Now Mr. Jones, can’t you understand why the police took you into custody.

Christian:       No.

Psychiatrist:  This radical strange behavior is not good for you.  It shows that you have a persecution complex.  Not only that, by basing this behavior on some fanatical Christian cult, you are not facing reality. 

Christian:       I can see the truth better that you can.

Psychiatrist:  What is the truth?

Christian:       Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

Psychiatrist:  Mr. Jones, I’m trying to help you here. 

Christian:       What can I do to help you?

Psychiatrist:  Your not supposed to help me.  I’m supposed to help you.  (calms down)  I have an idea.  I’ll give you hypothetical situations.  You tell me what your normal response to these situations would be.

Christian:       All right.

Psychiatrist:  If someone stole you coat, what would you do?

Christian:       I’d give him my jacket.

Psychiatrist:  Mr. Jones, that’s not an acceptable answer?

Christian:       I’m sorry.

Psychiatrist:  Lets try again.  Suppose somebody walked up to you and slapped you across the cheek.  What would you do?  Wouldn’t you be angry? 

Christian:       Of course I would.

Psychiatrist:  Good, that’s better.  What would you do then?  Would you punch him?

Christian:       No.

Psychiatrist:  No?

Christian:       I’d forgive him and let him slap me again.

Psychiatrist:  Mr. Jones, your not even trying.  What if somebody was your worst enemy?  What if he mistreated you and talked behind your back?  Now, what would you do?

Christian:      I would love him and pray for him.

Psychiatrist:  No, Mr. Jones.  You are not acting normally.  It’s obvious you need psyciatric help. 

Christian:       I don’t need help.  I’m a Christian.  I love God and I want to love others as He does.  I even want to help you.  How can I help you know the love of God?

Psychiatrist:  That’s enough Mr. Jones.  You are one of those Christian fanatics.  You don’t belong with normal people.  You are strange.

Christian:       That’s right.  The Bible says that we are not of this world.  I’m proud to be considered strange if it means I’m following Jesus example of love.  It’s normal people of this world who need help.  You need the love of Jesus in your heart. 

Psychiatrist:    I’m going to recommend you be locked up for your own good.

Christian:       I’ll pray for you.

Psychiatrist:   Aghhhh!

Christian:       And I forgive you.

Whose Thought Are You Thinking? Skit

This skit shows children not every thought that pops in their head in theirs. They can control their thoughts.

Woman comes in singing This Is The Way We Go To Church and sits down.

WOMAN:  So here we are at church again?

DEMON:   This is boring.

WOMAN:  Did I hear something?

DEMON:  I hear my own thoughts.

WOMAN:  Oh, I hear my own thoughts.

DEMON:   Church is boring.

WOMAN:  Church is boring.

DEMON:   They want me to stand up and sing those boring songs again.

WOMAN:  They want me to stand up and sing those boring songs again.

DEMON:   I don’t feel like praising God today.

WOMAN:  I don’t feel like praising God today.

DEMON:   Besides if I raise my hands and dance around, I’ll look silly.

WOMAN:  Besides if I raise my hands and dance around, I’ll look silly.

DEMON:   What a boring sermon.

WOMAN:  What a boring sermon.  That’s an interesting point.  I never knew you could control what thoughts you listen to.

DEMON:   That can’t be true.

WOMAN:  It has to be true if it’s in the Bible.  Maybe I should think more about God and about praising Him.

DEMON:   That’s stupid.  I don’t want to praise God.

WOMAN:  Maybe I should decide to praise God whether I feel like it or not.

DEMON:   No I don’t want to praise God.

WOMAN:  I praise you Lord whether I feel like it or not because I know you are worthy of praise.  I ask you right now to help me renew my minds so that my thoughts please you.  I love you Lord.  I’m going to fill my mind with scripture and with Christian music so that my mind is renew even more.  I’m not going to listen to the lies the devil puts in my mind.  I’m not going to conform to the pattern of the world.  I’m going to feel my mind with God.  I feel so much better now.  Thank you Lord.

DEMON:   Oh no.  She’s not listening to me anymore.  I better try to find someone else to plant thoughts into.