Straight Bible literature. The story of the wise men or kings. Straightforward. "Epiphany Celebration: Wise Men Worship" could just as easily be entitled "Matthew's Christmas" since it's directly from Matthew 2:1-15 (KJV). This free Christmas Readers Theater script could easily be adapted to any Bible version. Make sure you read the Epiphany ideas and curriculum links for lesson plans at the end of the script!
TIME: about 2 1/4 minutes CAST: 11? TONE: serious READABILITY: Grade 6.0
Here's a brief excerpt from this traditional Christmas script:
Epiphany Celebration: Wise Men Worship
Adapted for Readers Theater from Matthew 2: 1-15 (KJV)
By Carol Montgomery ©2010
Narrator 1: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying…
Wiseman 1: Where is he that is born King of the Jews?
Wiseman 2: For we have seen his star in the east,
Wiseman 3: And are come to worship him.
Narrator 2: When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Narrator 1: And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him…
Priest: In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Prophet: And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Narrator 2: Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said…
Herod: Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. (continued...)
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