Some of our Script Buffet Club members have requested Readers Theater scripts based on Biblical literature. "Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed!" comes from the Book of Acts. Is healing still valid today? You decide. Like our other scripts this one includes annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans. But, one section of the curriculum links focuses on Nick Vujicic, a motivational speaker born without arms or legs. Nick was bullied, lonely, and depressed; however, as an overcomer he now encourages students around the globe. The links on Nick include part of his story in words and in videos. Perfect for elementary students in grades 3, 4, and 5, this script and the annotated curriculum links will inspire you and your students.
TIME: 4 min. CAST: 5-6+ (optional chorus) TONE: upbeat READABILITY: grade 3.5
Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed! (Advanced)
Based on Acts 3-4
Adapted for Readers Theater by Carol Montgomery ©2019
Narrator 1: One sunny afternoon Peter and John traveled by foot to the temple at the time of prayer–about three o’clock.
Peter: I can’t believe all of the wonderful things that have been happening recently.
John: (nods) I know. Every day it seems like God shows up with divine appointments and incredible surprises.
Peter: Yes, in spite of the disagreements with some people there are so many others hungry for the truth.
John: That’s the best part because the truth will set them free. Look, we’re almost at the gate called Beautiful. It definitely looks crowded.
Narrator 2: A lame man had been carried to the temple gate so he could beg for money and handouts. He was carried every day to the temple gate because he was born lame–unable to walk.
Man: The temple gate is such a great place for me to beg because it’s so busy and many people feel sorry for me–especially since I can’t walk or work. Some of the regulars are surprisingly generous. I’m so grateful for their kindness.
Narrator 2: The man observed Peter, John, and many others about to go into the temple, so he called out to the crowd...
Man: Alms. Alms for the poor. What can you share with a poor, lame man?
Narrator 1: Peter and John looked around and saw the man sitting on the ground by the crowded gate. Peter stared at the man and spoke loudly to get the man’s attention.
Peter: Look at us!
Narrator 2: The man quickly turned his head to see Peter and John staring at him. He expected to receive something from them and held out his right hand.
Narrator 1: Peter locked eyes with the man. (Continued...)
*** Click on the yellow link below to download the printable PDF "Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed! (Simplified)," a Script Buffet Club member requested script based on the Book of Acts in the Bible and appropriate for most readers in grades 3, 4, 5, and up.
Download the PDF "Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed! (Advanced)," an inspiring script with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans. NOTE: The annotated links include links on a successful motivational speaker who was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic. He often speaks to students with a message to encourage all–especially those who have been bullied, have poor self-esteem, or other challenges.