SKIT 1-WHICH CAME FIRST, THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?
Materials: A book, an egg (hard-boiled or plastic), chickens (rubber or toy)
David walks up to the pastor. He is intently reading a thick book as he walks. He looks bewildered. Every now and then he stops, tucks the book under his arm, and looks at an egg and then a chicken that he is carrying. He looks from the egg (in one hand) to the chicken (in the other hand). Then he shakes his head in bewilderment, tucks the chicken and egg back into his pockets, and resumes his reading. Pastor enters carrying a Bible.
Hey, David! How
are you? Glad to see you could
come! I'm excited about this Bible
Club – Discovering and Celebrating Life!
Aren’t you? (David is so involved
in reading that he does not even hear Pastor.
He pulls the chicken and the
egg out of his pockets one more time as Pastor stands there.)
(A bit louder) David! (Still
Oh, Pastor. Hi!
I'm sorry. I was so busy reading that I didn't hear you.
What were you saying?
I said, I'm really excited about the Bible Club.
I'm glad you came! David,
may I ask you a question?
Sure, Pastor. What
What are you
reading? And WHAT have you got in
Oh, well, you see, I have a chicken in this pocket (pulls
chicken out) and an egg in this pocket (pulls
David ... ?
May I ask you another question?
Uhh ... WHY do you have a chicken and an egg?
Well, you see, I'm trying to figure out the answer to
a very scientific question!
question is that, David?
I'm trying to find the answer to the question,
"Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" (David nods; feeling very
pleased with himself.)
I know the answer to your question, my friend!
(Looking at Pastor in amazement.) I’ve
been searching for weeks – I must have read at least 25 whole books looking
for the answer – but every one of them just say, “Probably” and
Well, David. You
missed one Book. You see, the answer is in the Bible.
God's Word has the answer to your question!
You mean I've been reading the wrong books to find the answer to my question?
I don't know if your book is right or wrong, David.
But I do know that this book
(holding up his Bible) is always
right and never wrong! And the
Bible has the answer to your question right in the Book of Genesis.
Genesis is the Book of Beginnings, you know; and it says here in Genesis
chapter one ... (Pastor turns to Genesis
I.) that when God created living things He created them mature or grown up.
Everything from the trees, to the Bears, to the Kangaroos, all started
off “ready-to-go. ” So the chicken must have come first because it is all
grown up! The egg is not grown up.
(Smiling, as he
pats Pastor on the back.) Wow, Pastor! That was simple! I have been trying to
figure out this answer for a long time. And
all this time the answer was in the Bible! Thanks, Pastor! My
favorite thing is digging for truth, and you have shown me the truth.
Well, it's really not me who showed you the truth, David. It was God's Word, the Bible.
You can always count on it to be true.
So, David ...?
(Smiling.) Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
(Holding up the chicken and Pastor's Bible.) The
chicken! Definitely the chicken!
Both leave the area.