The Pharisee & the Tax Collector
Thank Goodness I'm Not Like Him!

Bible Skit Sample


Prayer and Fasting 

Students illustrate the lesson by acting out the teacher's narrative.

(From Lesson 6: Prayer & Fasting from the 

Sermon on the Mount Bible Lesson Plans

Bible references
Luke 18:9-14, Matthew 6:5

Cast: Narrator (teacher), Pharisee, Tax Collector.

Players act out the script as the teacher narrates it. Actors listen to the lines and act accordingly, and teacher gives directions based on the bolded italicized cues. 

(Designate an area in your classroom for the temple or use the Bible-times Cityscape as your backdrop.)

Narrator: “One day Jesus told his followers a story about two people who went to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, a religious teacher, and the other a Tax Collector, whom nobody liked, because he was known to be a cheater.

Pharisee and Tax Collector, go to the temple and bow down.

Narrator: The Pharisee stood up…

Pharisee, stand up and look towards heaven.

Narrator: …and prayed saying: `God, thank goodness I’m not like that wicked Tax Collector or all those other evil people! I fast—not eating or drinking anything, and I give God a dime out of every dollar I earn!

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Pharisee, pat yourself on the back and strut around as if you’re important.

Narrator: But the tax collector stood in a corner. He wouldn’t even look up to heaven. Instead, he pounded his chest.

Tax Collector, stand up and pound your chest.

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Copyright 2010 SA Keith


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