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Nov 28, 2015

A Father's Gifts

Brief: A short children's story skit on Matthew 7:7-12 - that has to feature a real snake.
Written: Scott Wegener
Performance: Lilydale Seventh-day Adventist Church - November 28, 2015

Dad: Hi, how was school?

Child: Good. I’m hungry, may I have some bread please, dad.

Dad: Sure... [Goes out, comes back with a rock] Here you go. Chew on this.

Child: A stone? No, I said I was hungry! How about an egg?

Dad: Ok... Fussy! [Goes out, comes back with a scorpion]. There you are, mind the tail. It'll make your tongue go numb.

Child: Dad!! That's a scorpion. Are you trying to kill me? I just wanted something to eat. Can we get some fish and chips?

Dad: Alright, wait here, I'll have to drive down to the shops... [Goes out other door, child sits and reads book for a moment.] Ok, close your eyes.

[Enters with snake and puts around neck.]

Ok, open your eyes!

Child: Eewwww DAD!!! Get it off! I wanted something to eat not a pet snake.

Dad: You said the other day you wanted a pet?

Child: Yeah, but I wanted a dog, not a snake.

Dad: Oh, ok. I have something just for you. [Goes out, starts dinosaur sound fx file and comes back, calling out the door] Here boy, here boy. [sounds of Dinosaur stomping up and roars in back room]

[Slams door]

Child: Wrong kind of Rex, dad!

[Come together and read:]

Child: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Dad: “Which of you, if your child asks for bread, will give them a stone?

Child: Or if they ask for an egg, will give them a scorpion?

Dad: Or if they ask for a fish, will give them a snake?

Child: Or ask for a dog, will give them a dinosaur.

Dad: Even though you are evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. So how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Child: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law of the Bible.

Dad: Matthew 7:7-12

Child: Revised [child's surname] Version


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