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Silver and Gold? Lame Man Healed! (Simplified) (R = 1.7)

publication date: Apr 7, 2020
author/source: Carol Montgomery

Bug thumbnailSome 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 primary students in grades 2 and 3, this simplified script and the annotated curriculum links will inspire you and your students. 

TIME:  4 min.        CAST: 5-6+ (optional chorus)       TONE:  upbeat     READABILITY:  grade 1.7


Silver and Gold?  Lame Man Healed! (Simplified) 

Based on Acts 3-4

Adapted for Readers Theater by Carol Montgomery ©2019


Reader 1: One sunny day Peter and John walked to the temple to pray.


Peter: I can’t believe all of the things that have happened lately.


John: (nods)  I know.  Every day it seems like God shows up with surprises.


Peter: Yes, there are so many 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 looks crowded.


Reader 2: A lame man had been carried to the temple gate.  He begged for money there.  He was carried to the temple gate every day because he was not able to walk.


Man: The temple gate is such a great place for me to beg.  It’s so busy.  Many people feel sorry for me since I can’t walk or work.  Some people give a lot.  I’m so grateful.


Reader 2: The man saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, so he called out to them...


Man: Alms.  Alms for the poor.  What can you share with a poor, lame man?


Reader 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!


Reader 2: The man quickly turned his head to see Peter and John staring at him.  He thought that he’d receive something from them.  So, he held out his right hand.


Reader 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 2, 3, 4, and up.


Download the PDF "Silver and Gold?  Lame Man Healed! (Simplified)," 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.



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