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Christmas in August. Eggnog optional
My new Advent series is now available at SkitGuys.com.
It's August. You may be drinking cold Bubly at a campsite or eating ice cream in a park.
I'm with you.
But it's also that time of year when Christmas content starts to drop.
As you may know, I’m an official author for US phenomenon known as the Skit Guys. Not many churches do theatre all that frequently, especially here in Canada, but every church does some sort of Christmas program. And it's an honour as a playwright to offer ready-to-produce content for churches across North America.
And believe it or not, now's when Christmas programming starts get locked in.
So I'm here to help your future Yuletide self.
My newest series Cherish the Advent released this week, and it's meaningful content for any church or group seeking Christmas content.
About Cherish the Advent
Experience Christmas through the eyes of well-known Bible characters. The short, humourous skits can can be performed either as a monologues or read as Reader’s Theatre.
The individual skits are:
Big Faith. He was the only person in the crowd of 5000 who came prepared for lunch. In this skit, the boy who famously shared his loaves and fish reveals that Jesus’ Advent is amazing because it multiplies faith.
Deep Love. As a writer, Luke was obsessed with the parables Jesus shared about searching out what’s lost. In this Advent skit, Luke reveals that Jesus’ arrival proves the love of God.
Genuine Peace. He made one of the biggest face palms in biblical history. The man who had no room available at his inn when the God of the universe was born in Bethlehem. The innkeeper shares that God’s genuine peace is available for all, even those who are slow to perceive how God is working out redemption.
Real Hope. Having risked her life to approach King Xerxes, Esther’s story highlights what’s at stake when one approaches a King. Her story helps us see that Christ’s advent is incredible because it makes a way for all people to approach God without fear.
True Freedom. After being set free from evil spirits and the stigma of shame, Mary argues that Advent is amazing because it sets people free.
Other great 🎄 Christmas 🎄 content
Arrival Bible Series - What would it be like to meet the Wisemen as they travelled across nations to seek out the Christ child? Or to talk with Joseph after the angel told him to flee? What about a meet up with Elizabeth when she was pregnant in old age? The Arrival Bible Christmas drops modern believers into the timelines of famous Bible characters and reimagines Christmas in a whole new way. The series of 5 scripts is perfect for the Advent season.
It features encounters with John the Apostle, Joseph the Husband of Mary, Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist, the Prodigal Son and one of the Wisemen on his journey to Bethlehem.
A Very Matthew Christmas - a 5-script series of letters written by the Gospel writer Matthew to the modern-day church. Each script brings fresh perspective about how Christ's life and ministry impacted Matthew's original audience. And it will bring hope and encouragement for your church today as you prepare for Christmas.
Voices of Advent - Five famous stories of desperate people who meet Jesus for the first time are retold in The Voices of Advent series to help your community experience the miracle of Christmas with renewed wonder. The stories include: the Paralytic who was lowered through the roof to the feet of Jesus; the Woman with the issue of blood; the Man set free from the Legion of demons; The Woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears; and The Woman Who Carried God in Her Womb (a skit you, my Substack audience helped me to title!)
Each script can be performed as a monologue or read aloud in-person or online in the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas to mark the Advent Season in a creative way. Also available as a free YouVersion devotional on the BibleApp.
The Dancing Preacher and the Miracle of Every Day - Lisa is certain her husband Ed has finally cracked when she walks into the living room to find him spontaneously dancing when he was supposed to be preparing a Christmas sermon. Together, they discover that at the root of his awkward dance moves is the desire to share the miracle of Christmas.
Hearts Adorned with Wonder - It’s Christmas Eve and Janelle finds her mom squinting at the Christmas tree, stealing a quiet moment in the busy season. Over a cup of hot chocolate, the women reflect on the importance of literally stopping everything to ensure they don’t miss the true wonder of Christmas. Also available as a free YouVersion devotional on the BibleApp.
Thanks for letting me introduce a little Christmas in your summer.
Now, go back to working on that suntan.