Out-of-State Plates

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Topic: What Heaven Is Like

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Scriptures You Might Read: Revelation 7:9-17; 22:1-6

The Scene: The back seat of a moving
car

The Simple Setup: Place two chairs at
center stage to represent a car seat. Both actors may wear casual
clothes.

Puppet Options: You could use puppets for
both roles. If you want to mix puppets and live actors, cast a
child in the role of Sister.

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Extra Touches: A simple backdrop showing
a car’s rear window from the inside would help to identify the
setting

The Characters:

Sister: a girl who doesn’t think for
herself
Brother: a boy with the same problem
(As the skit begins, Sister and Brother are seated next to each
other.)

Brother: Sis, this VACATION TRIP is so
LONG and BORING! We should have gone to the GRAND CANYON
instead!

Sister: How COME?

Brother: Because they have GIANT FROGS
that GLOW IN THE DARK and WHISTLE THE SONG from
Rugrats!

Sister: REALLY?

Brother: HEY, I saw it on TV!

Sister: Oh. WELL, then, it MUST be
true.

Brother: Let’s play a GAME.

Sister: What do you want to
PLAY?

Brother: TOUCH FOOTBALL.

Sister: TOUCH FOOTBALL? We’re riding
inthe BACK SEAT of the CAR!

Brother: OK, OK, let’s play the LICENSE
PLATE GAME.

(Brother and Sister pretend to look out the car
windows.)

Brother: I see a license plate from…NEW
JERSEY!

Sister: I see a license plate
from…OKLAHOMA!

Brother: I see a license plate
from…HEAVEN!

Sister: WHAT?

Brother: I see a license plate from
HEAVEN!

Sister: WHERE?

Brother: On the YELLOW CAR down the
ROAD!

Sister: It’s already TOO FAR AWAY! I
can’t SEE!

Brother: The license pate said “HEAVEN”!
REALLY! (Turning toward the “front seat”) DAD, you’ve go
to CATCH UP with that YELLOW CAR!

Sister: WOW! What do you suppose a car
from HEAVEN is doing HERE?

Brother: DUH! OBVIOUSLY it’s an ANGEL
DRIVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY to HELP LITTLE KIDS WIN THEIR SOCCER
GAMES.

Sister: How do you KNOW?

Brother: HEY, I saw it on TV.

Sister: Oh. WELL, then it MUST be
true.

Brother: Of course, I saw this OTHER TV
show where an angel had WINGS and could FLY anywhere he
wanted.

Sister: So, does THAT mean…

Brother: (Interrupting) On the
OTHER hand, I saw this OTHER TV show where this guy got SENT FROM
HEAVEN to do GOOD DEEDS, and HE drove a MOTORCYCLE. So why not a
CAR?

Sister: Uh…YEAH. THAT makes sense.
(Pauses.) I wonder what heaven is LIKE?

Brother: Hey, EVERYBODY knows THAT!
Heaven is full of PEOPLE IN WHITE ROBES sitting around on CLOUDS.
They play HARPS, and they have HALOS over their HEADS.

Sister: Did you see that on…

Brother: TV!

Sister: WELL, then it MUST be true.
(Pauses.) But is THAT all we get to DO in heaven? Sit
around on CLOUDS and play HARPS?

Brother: Are you KIDDING? In HEAVEN you
get to do ANYTHING you WANT-eat all the JUNK FOOD you want, play
all the VIDEO GAMES you want. It’s like DISNEY WORLD but with NO
LINES.

Sister: Are you SURE?

Brother: HEY, I saw it …

Sister: …on TV?

Brother: No, in a MOVIE!

Sister: Oh. WELL, then it REALLY must be
true! (Pauses, looking out her “window.”)
I wish there was a way to find out MORE about heaven. Like, if
somebody had actually SEEN it and WROTE about it in a
BOOK.

Brother: A BOOK? About HEAVEN?

Sister: Yeah.

Brother: A book that tells about GOD, and
what he’s LIKE, and how to BE with him FOREVER?

Sister: YEAH.

Brother: There’s NO SUCH BOOK.

Sister: How do you KNOW?

Brother: I NEVER saw it on TV.

Sister: Oh.

Brother: OR in a MOVIE!

Sister: WELL, then the book MUST not
exist.

Brother: BESIDES we’ve ALREADY got a way
to find out all about HEAVEN. We can ask that guy in the YELLOW
CAR! (Speaking up to the “front seat”) Come ON, Dad!
FASTER! We’ve got to CATCH UP!

Sister: We’re almost THERE! (Leans
forward to look out the “window.”)
I can just about read the
… HEY! THAT license plate doesn’t say “HEAVEN.”

Brother: HUH?

Sister: It says…”HAWAII”!

Brother: HAWAII? (Looks out the
“window”)
Uh…I guess you’re RIGHT.

Sister: (Resting back in her
seat)
Now I’ll NEVER know what heaven is like.

Brother: Not unless you find that BOOK
about it!

Sister: And THAT’S not going to
happen.

Brother: So let’s talk about HAWAII
instead. I hear they have PINEAPPLES as big as
VOLCANOES!

(Brother and Sister pretend to get out of the car.
They begin walking off the stage.)

Sister: WHAT?

Brother: HEY, I saw it in a COMIC
BOOK!

Sister: Oh. WELL, then it MUST be
true!

(Brother and Sister exit the stage.)

To Talk About:

  • Have you wondered what heaven is like? If so, what caused
    you to start thinking about it?
  • How do people spend their time in heaven? How do you
    know?
  • Are TV shows and movies good places to learn about
    heaven? Why or why not?
  • Do you feel “ready” to live in heaven? Does the idea of
    living that close to God make you nervous, happy, bored, or
    something else?

Other Topical Tie-Ins:

The Bible’s authority
Entertainment
The supernatural

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