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Luke's Christmas--KJV (R=4.6)

publication date: Aug 11, 2010
author/source: Carol Montgomery

ReadersTheaterAllYearBugAre you looking for a free classic Christmas Readers Theater script of straight Scripture?  That's what you'll find with "Luke's Christmas" from Luke 2:1-10 (King James Version of Bible) adapted for Readers Theater by Carol Montgomery. This could be a stand alone script (e.g., family devotions) or part of a Christmas program with Christmas carols.  Please, make sure you check out the video links at the end to expand your experience with "Luke's Christmas"--straight from the Bible.

TIME:  about 3 1/2 minutes  CAST: 8+  TONE:  serious with excitement   READABILITY: Grade 4.6

(Note:  This free Readers Theater script would work well in a program with Christmas carols.)

Here's a brief excerpt from the script:

Luke's Christmas--KJV 

Adapted from Luke 2:1-20 by Carol Montgomery  ©2010

From the middle of the script after the angels have spoken...

Narrator:  And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another...

Shepherd 1:  (looks around) Let us now go even unto Bethlehem.

Shepherds:  (nod)

Shepherd 2:  And see this thing which is come to pass.

Shepherd 3:  Which the Lord hath made known unto us.

Narrator:  And they came with haste...

Mary:  (serious)  And found Mary,

Joseph:  (serious) And Joseph,

Shepherd 3:  (in awe) And the babe lying in a manger... 
Click on the PDF link below to download the full printable version of the free Readers Theater script "Luke's Christmas--KJV."

Download the PDF of "Luke's Christmas--KJV", a free Readers Theater script based on the Bible nativity story found in Luke 2:1-20.

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