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Abortion

A Mother's Day Monologue : A monologue that shares the joys and heartaches of motherhood. Adoption, miscarriage and stillbirth are all touched upon in this dramatic, yet affirming script. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

A Thousand Horses : Anne has been overly protective of her son to the detriment of her marriage. She herself has reached the breaking point when she finds help from an unexpected source. (Author: Nadine Laughlin)

Go and Sin No More : Dinah is talked into having an abortion by her boyfriend, but realises afterwards that she has made a terible mistake. Leaving the abortion clinic she is harassed by protestors, but rescued by someone who sees beyond her situation. (Author: Maggi Normile and Jen Klunk)

Not my Plan : Mother and daughter argue over whether an abortion is the best answer to an unplanned pregnancy. (Author: William Ramsay)

The Abortion Play: with a cast of thousands (well, all right then, eight). A drama illustrating the end result of liberalising abortion and euthanasia on demand.

The Procedure : A monologue that follows the musings of a nurse only recently hired at an abortion clinic and why she decides that she can't stay. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Thinking of You : A father remembers a son he's never met and a son wants to know more about the man who only wished life for him. (Author: Benjamin J. Stephens)

What Do They Call Us? : Five babies discuss life on the outside from their mothers' wombs, unaware they are waiting to be aborted.

Addiction

A Raging "C" : Yolanda's life is out of control, but her mother - who has been there before - understands, and finds a way of reconciliation. (Author: J'son M. Lee)

Best Friend : Monologue by a woman who had an illegitimate baby. Today is the birthday.  She is celebrating the day with her best friend: a bottle. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Family Secrets : Sixteen-year-old Toni struggles with depression which her successful, self-reliant family refuses to acknowledge. When she rejects everything she's been taught, her mother, father, and older brother are forced to examine their own lives. A long-hidden secret surfaces. Will this drive the family apart? (Author: Nadine Laughlin)

Lead Us Not.... : The ways in which addiction to pornography can overcome us are portrayed in this mime.

Life for 4 Voices : A slice-of-life drama looking at dysfunctional relationsips, and contrasting the Christian and secular communities. (Author: John McNeil)

Stay Strong : A man (or woman) struggles with an intense craving.  He has obviously been to meetings about how to deal with this situation.  He reads from his notes and tries to do some of the things he’s been advised to do in such a situation.  Finally he realizes he needs more help and calls his friend from Chocoholics Anonymous. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Log : A workaholic husband can't see that he has contributed to his wife's alcohol addiction.

Tonight's the Night : A family is addicted to gambling on the numbers.

Adoption

A Mother's Day Monologue : A monologue that shares the joys and heartaches of motherhood. Adoption, miscarriage and stillbirth are all touched upon in this dramatic, yet affirming script. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Adultery

Voice of Reason: A husband tries to rationalise his adultery.

Weaving a Web : A woman in an unsatisfactory marriage looks for love on the Internet.

Advent

Aging

Dinner Time : A narrator tells a story which is acted out by a man and his wife.  They progress from newlyweds to a couple with young children to empty nesters.  Each stage is illustrated by the dinner table, which changes from romantic to chaotic to sublime. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Handling Him : A young couple discusses discipline; only it applies to her grandfather who is living with them, which is not evident until the end. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Aliens

Alien : After Pete hears a sermon on "living as aliens in this world", an alien turns up who wants to take the scripture literally. (Author: Paul Clark)

Martian Sketch : A journalist from Mars is not impressed with the development of life on planet Earth.

Ambition

Anger

A Will To Give : A self-made businessman disputes that we need to be giving people.

Conspiracy Theory : A wife accidentally breaks her husbands toe in a nasty bowling incident, but instead of apologizing she finds ways to convince herself that it really wasn't her fault. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

I Am Not! : A husband returns home from work to find his wife angry with him.

It's Not Too Late : 'It's Not Too Late' is a Christian musical-drama based on the Columbine tragedy. It takes place during a typical day in a high school. It tells the story of Katie Smith, a new student in school, as she struggles to fit it, to make a friend or two, and learn some things about life in the process.

Letting Go : The conversation that most people are to afraid to admit they have with God at some point in their life. Vague on details of pain once inflicted. Clear on the bitterness that has set in. (Author: April Bennett)

Like Mummy and Daddy : Two children playing "Mothers and Fathers" conclude their tea party by acting the same way as their parents.

Red Dress : Brenda and Carmen are two very good friends who have known each other for several years.  Both girls are planning to go to a school club dinner at a very nice restaurant.  Act 1 is set in Brenda's bedroom and Carmen finds and asks to wear Brenda's red dress. Act 2 is on the phone and Brenda reneges on the agreement on the day of the dinner.

Rejected : John comes from a dysfunctional family, all of whom have known a lot of emotional pain. His pain leads him into making a series of bad choices. (Author: Cleveland O. McLeish)

Steamed Up : In this mime, a husband and wife who are at odds with each other find romance rekindled as they do the ironing.

Taking Notes : A man is seeing his psychologist to work on his anger/impatience problem.  She has rightly sensed that his anger/impatience is mainly caused by having to wait in situations beyond his control. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Taking Offence : Two neighbours at loggerheads with each other try mediation to settle their quarrel.

Apathy

Apres Gospel : How to dismiss the relevance of the Gospel.

Avoid, Ignore or Quit : A man interacts with a narrator, his wife and co-worker in a few vignettes that show how passive he is in living his life. He is confronted with immaturity in conflict, laziness and giving up. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Can't Be Bothered! : We didn't quite get around to putting tonight's play together.

Get Round To It : Wayne and Sylvia are overweight, undisciplined couch potatoes, who take life as it comes. As they sit and watch the tele, the amusing consequences of their undisciplined family and lifestyle unfold. At last their ‘she’ll be right’ attitude has got the better of them, as the realisation hits them, their electricity bill is due now, right this minute… (Author: Erena Caradus)

It's Really Not Our Problem! : Two passers-by spot a house fire, and debate whether they should get involved. (Author: Alden Frye)

Kindergarten Christianity : A satirical look at what it really means to play church.

Someone Should Do Something About That : A husband and wife struggle with the burden of world events. What are "they" going to do about it? (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Apocalypse (also see Millennium)

Four Horsemen : A mime/dance, based on Revelation 6:1-11, Matthew 24:1-14, and "Mars", the 1st movement from "The Planets", by Gustav Holst.

The Shelter : The reactions of three survivors of a nuclear attack - sheltering in a fallout shelter - to the disaster which has just entered their lives.

Atheism

Backbiting

The Weakest Link : A take-off of the game show on TV.  It has a host and 4 players.  The host tries to get each player, who is the head of a team at their church, to say things against the other team leaders.  She makes outrageous accusations and allows them no time to challenge what she has said.  They play a round of the game and then she tells them it’s time to vote for the Weakest Link. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Baptism (infant)

Return to Sender : Each new life is a gift of grace, even for those babies born into a world of troubles. Two heavenly "despatchers" discuss why babies are so different. (Author: Andy Jackman)

Bible, The

Bible Stories (also see Parables)

Bible story scripts are not listed in this section. For a full list, see the section "Bible Stories & Parables".

Birth

Return to Sender : Each new life is a gift of grace, even for those babies born into a world of troubles. Two heavenly "despatchers" discuss why babies are so different. (Author: Andy Jackman)

That's My Boy! : Two new fathers are standing outside of the hospital nursery looking through the glass at their new sons. The hopes that they have for their sons differ greatly. (Author: Walt Scheiman)

Body of Christ

A Pastor's Heart : Three pastors each have a different problem in the way they relate to their congregations.

Building A Wall : A skit based on Corinthians 13.

It Has Been Known : God threatens to go on strike, but relents on condition Trevor the Vicar can find 12 righteous people.

Kindergarten Christianity : A satirical look at what it really means to play church.

Leftovers : A couple enjoys the quiet that comes after a holiday get together.  A conflict arises over whether or not they should have fellowship on a more regular basis with their relatives because they attend a different denomination.  The body of Christ is divided with a climax of a rather poignant thought from the young daughter who has been listening to the debate while playing with her toys. (Author: Eric Stapleton)

Piano Player : A parable based on I Corinthians 13, in which the songwriter restores a battered and disused piano.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game : Just as baseball is a team game and requires all participants working together to win, so is our church family. This skit shows how it is foolish to think we can do it all by ourselves.

The Expedition : On the journey to heaven, the members of the church travel together - even through the rough spots. Echoes of Pilgrim's Progress.

The Kitchen Hand : When the kitchenhand went on strike - because the director would not buy a bottle of detergent - the whole movie project ground to a halt. (Author: Michelle Pitman)

Unity Tableau: Division can occur in the church when people become too focused on their own spiritual gift.

Boundaries

Mates, Episode 1 - The One with the new flat mate : Mates is a series of sketches that are a spin off from the popular sitcom, FRIENDS. While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity. In this, the first episode of Mates, Tom discovers the importance of rules. (Author: Tom Bullock et al)

Bullying

Bring it on: A musical about school bullying, and being victorious against tough obstacles.

Fun and Games : Kate has just got a job teaching in the school system, and has invited Amy, her friend, to help her set up her classroom. When they go into the classroom, Amy realizes that this is the same classroom she had for homeroom in the 9th grade. Further, she remembers that it was here that she and her friends taunted a lonely boy, who later committed suicide. (Author: Fred Lane)

IALAC : When people put us down, they tear pieces off our IALAC (I Am Lovable And Capable) badge. (Author: John McNeil)

The Bully : A mime in which a nasty bully tries to knock a little girl off her path to school. (Author: Jeremy Moodey)

Burdens

Change

Changed life

Changed!: Andy and Pete find it hard to believe an acquaintance really has been changed by meeting Jesus.

No Respecter of Persons : Two men meet by "accident" on a lonely road one evening. Joe Dogooder learns a lesson from Ima Cheater.

Chaplaincy

Christian Belief

Big Day : Andy reckons he's now achieved his qualification for heaven.

Credo : A personal interpretation of the Apostles Creed.

Eclipse : A comparison of the eclipse of the sun with the advent of Jesus.

Just Do It : How can a loving God allow such suffering in the world? A high-powered business executive argues that there can't be a God, or He would not stand back and just watch it happen.

Finding God in Cups of Coffee : One can find God in places other than just church. God exists in babies, sunrises, lakes, diners and cups of coffee.

Flatline : A young man is in hospital following a brain haemorrhage. On the verge of death, he discovers that his neglect of his Christian walk has imperilled his salvation.

God is... : A narrated mime which looks at the various ways God is envisaged by people.

Man is ... : A narrated mime which asks, "what is man, really?"

Mind Over Matrix : A multimedia presentation based on the film, The Matrix, which asks questions about the nature of reality. References to the encounter of Jesus and Nicodemus. (Author: John McNeil)

Question Time : Many things have been said about Jesus over the years. Who do you think He is? (Author: Jeremey Moodey)

Sacred Writings Clearing House : A book clearing house must unload all of its pop religious texts in order to make room for the new beliefs and their "revelation literature". (Author: David Ian)

Sherlock Holmes' Reason to Believe : Holmes uses a globe of the earth to explain why the Bible is to be believed. (Author: Michelle Pitman)

The Barber : Jesus and Satan vie for the soul of a Barber in his shop.

The Big Match : The contest between Jesus and Satan is presented as a boxing match.

The Boxer : An allegory on how people try to get into heaven by their own efforts.

The Case for Christ : Is Jesus a blatant liar, a mad man or was he telling the truth?  The jury must decide but there are those who regard it as an open and shut case, without even considering the evidence. (Author: Susan Irvine)

The Drama with No Name : or "How to present the entire Bible in ten minutes flat and still have some breath left"

The Garden : This parable, in which the animals destroy their park through disobedience to the Gardener, attempts to put the need for the Christ-child into context of the Fall and need for redemption.

The Ready Room: The four archangels watch the events of human (Biblical) history unfold from their 'Ready Room', and from time to time are called to play a part. But they struggle to understand the fullness of the plan of God.

That's Faith : Introductory drama to a service on Faith.

The Writer: An allegory based on John 1:1-12. A narrative poem/dance drama.

Christian Walk scripts can be found in their own section, under "General Scripts"

Christmas

Christmas scripts are not listed in this section. For a full list, see the section "Christmas".

Church

Cliques

Shaylen : Loneliness and the difficulty of breaking into cliques is explored in this play for teens. (Author: Hannah M.)

Communication

Compassion (also see Grace)

Circle of Love : Uncle Henare was rescued from the gutter as a street kid. Now he devotes his life to helping kids who are not making it....including his own daughter.

Dennis the Menace : Dennis knows Christians are supposed to visit the sick, but has all the wrong approach when he meets Mrs Reid, an elderly lady who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Author: Greg Brook)

It's Really Not Our Problem! : Two passers-by spot a house fire, and debate whether they should get involved. (Author: Alden Frye)

Ophelia and the Stone Soup : Ophelia the cook tells how a stranger helped the villagers to share their scarce food when times were hard. (Author: Michelle Pitman)

Someone Should Do Something About That : A husband and wife struggle with the burden of world events. What are "they" going to do about it? (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Super Chaplain : A humorous look at the life in the ER from the eyes of a chaplain who is dreaming.

The Durrington Parables : A series of interconnected parables, with a call to Christians to have a heart of compassion for the people of the place where they live, just as Jesus was moved to tears over his beloved Jerusalem.

The Parable of the Caring American : In a modern day adaptation of the parable of the Good Samaritan, 'Barb', a business woman, receives news of the destruction of her office while she is on the road.  She stops to cry in a rest stop and she is encountered by three people, each with different reactions. The last person is the 'Caring American.'

The Rise and Fall of Sir Jaspar Hardmaster : A script done in the style of a silent movie melodrama. In which our heroine is saved from the clutches of a wicked landlord with the help of a ministry which aims to give resources to the poor.

Therapy : A young woman in a wheelchair is in for physical therapy. Although she will never get full use of her legs, she has a very positive outlook.  The therapist is having a rough time in her life, and gets therapy from her patient.

Why Doesn't God Do Something? : The theme of compassion is examined as two friends finish a day's shopping.

Communion (See Holy Communion)

Computers

Confession

Conflict/resolution

I Am Not! : A husband returns home from work to find his wife angry with him.

Mowing Down Cats! : The loss of a cat's tale to a lawn mower has been the source of conflict between two brothers all their lives. (Author: Michelle Pitman)

Neighbours From Hell : Mrs. Duffy, a bird lover, has created a bird sanctuary in her yard. She is Mary and Graham’s neighbour from hell and they become obsessed with trying to stop her.  But as the drama unfolds we are left wondering, which neighbours are the neighbours from hell?! (Author: Erina Caradus)

Taking Offence : Two neighbours at loggerheads with each other try mediation to settle their quarrel. (Author: John McNeil)

The County Fair : Teens are finally able to be on their own at the county fair, but they find out getting along takes compromise. (Author: W.A. Norash)

Unity Tableau : Division can occur in the church when people become too focused on their own spiritual gift. (Author: Faye Ruddenklau)

War and Peace : The true story of Norman Vincent Peale, a young pastor in his first church who encounters a church feud surrounding two equally strong women, Mrs Peggy Lloyd and Mrs Agnes Follett. The advice given him by the old miller, Hamish Rowbottom, ends up turning the church around. (Author: Erina Caradus)

Consumerism (also see Lifestyle)

Gotta Have It : Customers fight over the latest Christmas fads in this satire. Points up how consumerism has taken over. (Author: Andy Lund)

Mine : A sketch about possessions. Watch the fast-forward life (from beginning to end) of a woman who loved her things more than anything else. (Author: Peggy Barnell)

Contentment

Bills, Bills, Bills : Jo and Lisa are submerged in bills. A fairy godfather grants them a wish for more money, but it comes at a price. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Desperate Money : Bob is in financial difficulty. The bills are piling up and so is the stress. He is unwilling to talk about it or admit that he needs help, misleading his wife as to the seriousness of the situation, causing marital problems. He tries to maintain the pretence that his family is well off so others will not realise the difficulties they are in. In his desperation he is open to deception and falls for a scam, the results of which make things worse. (Author: Murray Shadbolt)

Exasperating Daryl : Daryl and John are spending an afternoon fishing together, but their goals seem to be different. Daryl feels superior to John who is older and seems to have less "things". In the end Daryl isn't quite as sure that he's as rich as he thought. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall

FedEx : A single woman, who is never satisfied with the men in her life, mail orders a guy. (Author: Fred Lane)

Get A Life! : Guests in a TV gameshow can choose what kind of lifestyle they would like, from education to the car they drive. But there is a cost. (A takeoff of the British gameshow "Moment of Truth".) (Author: John McNeil)

Mates, Episode 2 - The one with Simon the Superhero : Mates is a series of sketches that are a spin off from the popular sitcom, FRIENDS. While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity. In this, episode of Mates, Lucy-Ann and Tom realize that they do not need to be superheroes or super-powers to be happy and content. (Author: Tom Bullock et al)

The Day Perception Met Reality : One morning Judy meets three sets of parents, but which set is her real parents and why hadn’t she noticed them before? A lesson in gratitude and contentment. (Author:Glenn Hascall)

Courage

Courage Beyond Measure : A readers theatre meditation on the courage of those who lost their lives helping when the World Trade Centre collapsed. (Author: Mike Humphrey)

Coveting

Get A Life! : Guests in a TV gameshow can choose what kind of lifestyle they would like, from education to the car they drive. But there is a cost. (A takeoff of the British gameshow "Moment of Truth".)

Red Dress : Brenda and Carmen are two very good friends who have known each other for several years.  Both girls are planning to go to a school club dinner at a very nice restaurant.  Act 1 is set in Brenda's bedroom and Carmen finds and asks to wear Brenda's red dress. Act 2 is on the phone and Brenda reneges on the agreement on the day of the dinner.

Creation (also see Evolution)

The Backroom Boys : While God created the heavens and the earth in six days, the assistance of thousands of backroom staff goes unsung.

In the Beginning : An audience participation skit on the creation story from Genesis.

Watch This! : One young kid teaches another about the truth of creation. (Author: Gary Hubbard)

Crime and Punishment

A Fair Cop: A police officer wants to "plant" evidence to incriminate a person he is convinced to be guilty of drug-dealing.

Absolutely, Mr Gallagher : Shelly is a typical teenage girl, questioning the validity of her mother's morality. Her mother, having grown up a generation earlier and now a parent, still clings to some of the "old ways", although she is not fully able to tell why. Challenging the idea that there is even such a thing as a moral absolute, Shelly - while out shopping with her mother - suddenly finds herself the victim of a purse-snatcher. (Author: Steve Munson)

Life Sentence : Life Sentence gives insight into the isolated world of three very different women in prison serving life sentences. (Author: Nadine Laughlin)

The Amazing Knitting Cat : Get the real story on what happened after the kittens lost their mittens and the ensuing difficulties that began when one kitten decided to remove his mittens for a game of tetherball. A monologue from one of the family members who owned the amazing knitting cat. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

The Case of the Missing Case : Inspector Clueless is on the case, in this retelling of the parable of the ungrateful servant. (Author: Paul Clark)

The Door : Two burglars attempt to open a door, with increasingly frustrated results. (Author: John Fewings)

You Do The Crime : Phil is unsympathetic to lawbreakers - until it's his turn.

Da Vinci Code

The P.T. Barnum Code : A barbed look at both the Da Vinci Code and some Christians' responses to it. (Author: John Cosper)

Dating

A Devil of a Date : Four very un-angelic characters set out to destroy the dates of some human couples. (Author: John McNeil)

Blind Date : The play is set some time in the 1980s. A boy and girl have been set up for a blind date, but because of their insecurities talk themselves out of it. (Author: Kerrie Polkinghorne)

Change Your Life : A satirical look at how life might look if Christians behaved exactly the same as everyone else… Key Words: Morality and Christian life; Christian witness; living holy in an unholy world. (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Double Date : Two sisters scheme how to attract a guy they each like - unfortunately, it's the same one. (Author: Joanne Miller)

False Expectations : An easy to perform sketch for Valentine's Day that demonstrates (in over-the-top fashion) how much we can misread another person and come to have false expectations about someone you date. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

God the Matchmaker : Adam and Eve had it easy. But finding a partner these days can be very difficult.

Just One Question : Stephanie and Adam are interrupted in the middle of inappropriate dating behaviour by a mysterious woman, who gives Stephanie much food for thought.

Death/dying

A Time To Die : Two sisters in the back yard of their family home reminisce about their childhood and talk about the future. One of them is terminally ill and very afraid of dying. (Author: Joanne Miller)

A Will To Give : A self-made businessman makes out his will.

Because of You : A monologue from the perspective of a man in his 30s remembering a bride who was taken from him by illness. He is having a conversation with his wife at her graveside a year after her death. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Beyond The Blue : Months following her mother's death, Marianne is sorting through her mother's things. Her task is to get the house ready for a tenant, something she's dreaded.

Building for the Present : A man in a coma in the intensive care unit of a hospital is visited by different people in his life.  As his visitors speak to him -- not knowing whether he can hear -- it is clear that he has repeatedly rejected God in his life. (Author: Tom Woodley)

Cryonics : Cryonics offers the hope that people can be frozen and then brought back to life at some time in the future. But what might be the result when the first cryogenically preserved person is revived? (Author: John McNeil)

Departure Lounge : While waiting in what appears to be an airport departure lounge, three people just killed in an accident discuss their fate and likely destination.

Flatline : A young man is in hospital following a brain haemorrhage. On the verge of death, he discovers that his neglect of his Christian walk has imperilled his salvation.

Four Horsemen : A mime/dance, based on Revelation 6:1-11, Matthew 24:1-14, and "Mars", the 1st movement from "The Planets", by Gustav Holst.

Grandad's Box : Two girls, Dawn and Angela, are cousins whose grandfather just died.  Dawn is mainly interested in finding our what is in the box; Angela is mainly interested concerned with her family.

Grandmamma : Grandmamma reminisces about the way her two sons turned out. One committed suicide, and the other is dying of AIDS. (Author: J'son M. Lee)

It's Not Too Late : 'It's Not Too Late' is a Christian musical-drama based on the Columbine tragedy. It takes place during a typical day in a high school. It tells the story of Katie Smith, a new student in school, as she struggles to fit it, to make a friend or two, and learn some things about life in the process.

Lazarus of Bethany : A monologue based on the experience of Lazarus being raised from the dead, and his relationship with Jesus. The main point of this monologue is the personal relationship that Lazarus has with Jesus, his salvation and eternal life.

No Respecter of Persons : Two men meet by "accident" on a lonely road one evening. Joe Dogooder learns a lesson from Ima Cheater.

Requiem : A slightly surrealistic play in which four women endless question why they died.

Suffer The Child : A mother caught up in the loss of both her husband and child copes with her grief by denying that both have happened.

The Death Drama : Death is final for all except the Christian.

The Book : Andy's book on death languishes for lack of a vital ingredient!

The Life Booster : The Mad Scientist is on the verge of his greatest invention yet: the Life Booster, which will extend his life eternally. However, his inventions don't always work out the way he expects them to. (Author: Greg Brook)

The Shelter : The reactions of three survivors of a nuclear attack - sheltering in a fallout shelter - to the disaster which has just entered their lives.

The Undertaking : Neil has let his friend Jeff down but is sure he can make it up to him. However, Jeff dies unexpectedly, and what can Neil do then? He tries everything he can think of but is powerless to wipe the slate clean between themCharacters:  Neil: has let his best friend, Jeff, down and tries everything to make it up to him when he dies unexpectedly. (Author: Greg Brook)

Trapped : A miner is trapped by a tunnel collapse. While waiting for rescue, he debates issues of life and death with himself. Based on a true story. (Author: Mark Harris)

Why Me? : A man who has suffered great loss asks "why me?".

You Are My Sunshine: A mother relives the life of her daughter from infancy to adulthood to her early death. (Author: Jessica Tutini)

Direction (see Guidance)

Discipleship

A Costly Business : A dialogue for two persons - based upon ‘The Disciple’ by Juan Carlos Ortiz. A new disciple discovers what the real cost is of following Christ. (Author: David Winfield)

The Health Centre : A new health centre manager is doing the rounds with his assistant manager, Barry. There is some tension between them and it emerges that Barry has been passed over for the job of manager and the new man is been brought in over his head. Theme: Belonging, commitment – you can't play at being part of the family of God. (Author: Trevor Fletcher)

Discouragement

Friend or Foe : Two male co-workers in a conversation at work.  One of the men was promoted over the other, who was in line for the promotion.  Honesty gives way to cooperation. (Author: Joanne Miller)

What I Want : Life's disappointments and longings are summed up in this exchange between a diner and a greasy-spoon waiter. (Author: Conrad Weaver)

Division (see "Unity") Doubt

DIY

The Handyman : A neighbor is always helping out so the lady next door decides to say thank you with an ice cream cake, which she has made especially for him.  After a light hearted exchange about some of the projects he has helped with over the years he reveals to her that he can not eat the cake because of his cholesterol and his wife just found out she is lactose intolerant. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Door, Jesus as

The Door : Two burglars attempt to open a door, with increasingly frustrated results. (Author: John Fewings)

Drugs

Early church

With Arms Wide Open : The story of Jesus and the early church as seen through the eyes of the apostle Luke. (Authors: Peg Barnell, Linda Coburn, Rich Gerber, Cindy Studebaker)

Easter

Easter scripts are not listed in this section. For a full list, see the section "Easter".

Employment/unemployment

2IC : When his boss resigns, it's reasonable to assume that Bill, in the number 2 position, will get the job. As he reports back to his wife on how he has been let down, we see flashbacks to the events of the last few days, which reveal a saga of intrigue and deception. (Author: Erina Caradus)

Easy Does It : A man & his boss discuss how to handle certain employees when giving out Performance Appraisals.  One employee in particular needs to be handled with kid gloves.  The boss gives some tips, which are not understood by the man and he proceeds to “gently” destroy the employee’s sense of self worth. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Get Wise! : No one acts too wisely in this play, in which events turn full circle. (Author: John McNeil)

Ranelli Manneli Meets Oscar : Oscar is retiring and selling his garage. An encounter with Ranelli Manneli helps him to realise there is a bigger purpose ahead. Precursor to Follow The Lights. (Author: Kenny Blade)

The Price of Labour : A retelling of the parable of the vineyard owner who hires labourers at various times of day.

Waiting in Line : A skit on unemployment, with echoes of Luke 17: 11-19. (Author: John McNeil)

End Times

Sanctuary : A three act drama about commitment in a time of tribulation. In all the turmoil, a group has formed to help Christians in need. Known as the Sanctuary Group, they are sought by those in dire need. The group has tried to lend a healing hand by bringing in the lost and needy. Unfortunately, the Sanctuary Group is constantly moving around to protect themselves from capture, making it hard for others, even Christians, to find them. Many have perished trying to find the Sanctuary Group, while the members themselves are also in grave danger.

The Long Silence : At the end of time, the people of the world bring their complaints before God.

The Shelter : The reactions of three survivors of a nuclear attack - sheltering in a fallout shelter - to the disaster which has just entered their lives.

Revelation: The Musical : “Revelation – The Musical” is a full-length musical drama relating to the end times. There is war, pestilence, famine, destruction, history’s most evil dictator and genocide. The complete script and song lyrics are online, plus instant translations into 8 languages. Since the drama is based on prophecy, a 'Prophecies' section presents evidence of the past, present and future fulfillment of God's will. (Author: "Vojo")

Environment/Ecology

Chipmunk Police : Chip DeMonk of the Forest Patrol teaches two children about the need to care for the environment.

Clean Up This Joint! : Three women at the beach each have a different approach to care of the environment.

Envy

Clayton Friend : A brother and sister are faced with the problem of how to react to a friend who has it all. Why shouldn't they have a piece of the action, too?

Wharf Rat Envy : What would happen if the crew of the Enterprise were placed in a new setting - something like a bowling alley? This humorous out-of-setting experience teaches a lesson in envy. This script has possibilities for a puppet team. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Eucharist (see Holy Communion)

Euthanasia

(Evangelism scripts have their own section.)

Evolution

Creatoplane : Two air travellers discuss the origin of the aircraft they are flying in - an allegory on evolution.

Taste and See : Many people haven't taken the time to experience Jesus for themselves and are quick to judge. This skit shows how we can speak out to challenge how the world look's at creation.

The Aeroplane : A satire on evolution.

Toyshop Evolution : When the toyshop closes at night, all the toys wake up. The Rabbit, who's convinced she's more intelligent than the rest, tells the others of an amazing discovery she's made: that toys have evolved, rather than being created. She can answer any objections the others make, so ... it must be true, mustn't it? (Author: Greg Brook)

Failure

Faith

Are You Talking To Me, Lord? : A choir is singing in front of the congregation, "Holy, Holy, Holy" (Hymnal). God gets Jenny's attention and they engage in a conversation. Nobody else hears Him. He is so loud in her head, she thinks it's somebody in the choir interrupting her. (Author: Kathy Graff)

A Cloud of Witnesses : Everyone has something to contribute to the Kingdom…besides excuses. (Author: Eric Fisher)

Any Day Now... : This short play takes a humorous look at Joseph of the Old Testament as he awaits the fulfillment of God's promise to him. In the meantime, he relates his story thus far to a skeptical fellow inmate of Pharoah's prison. This skeptical inmate even goes so far as to offer the card of his god to Joseph, which inspires Joseph to climax into a passionate speech on God's faithfulness and how he is confident that God will deliver him from this jail Any Day Now. The irony, of course, being that Joseph was to remain in that prison for two more years. (Author: Eric Stapleton)

David & Goliath (well...sort of) : What could have happened if David had decided to rely on King Saul's armour instead of relying on God.

Gardening Problems : A boy who has a great dream - but is afraid to let it out of its box - receives encouragement from a girl passing by. (Joshua Reid)

Louisiana Bones ~ Walking with God: Louisiana Bones, adventurer and archaeologist, is searching for a lost treasure, when her arch enemy turns up. Their journey through the caves illustrates aspects of walking by faith. (Author: Heather Cooper)

Monkey Faith : An orphan monkey learns about faith. (Suitable as ventriloquist or puppet script) (Author: Joihn McNeil)

Safe Conduct : Jerome of Faulfish attempts to talk his friend John Hus out of facing a church tribunal in which he is most certain to be found a heretic.  John is not swayed and is determined to speak the truth of scripture.  This scene is based on the historical events of the 15th century, along with the writings and sayings of both John Hus and Jerome of Faulfish. (Author: Eric Stapleton)

See One, Try One, Do One : A humorous look at the army for an analogy on stepping out in faith when called to serve.  Two petrified paratroopers need to be reminded of their value and excellent training before they are willing to jump. (Author: Eric Stapleton)

Telethon Time: A Telethon host is perplexed when guests front up with something other than money. A parable on faith and the use of talents.

That's Faith : Introductory drama to a service on Faith.

The Captain's Promise : An allegory on faith/salvation, in which an Army platoon have to trust their Captain to lead them to safety. (Author: Michele Pitman)

Trust in a Trunk : A humorous look at trusting God through the eyes of several Biblical characters. Can be performed as monologue or with several people. (Author: Ryne Mimbs)

Trust the Tightrope Walker: A discussion of what it means to really believe, using the classic story of tightrope walker Charles Blondin.

Waiting for Rescue : Two girls have gone into a cave, become lost and they are hoping for rescue. (Author: Fred Lane)

You Were There : This is a pantomimed drama, with symbolic meaning. Its purpose is to promote the healthy spiritual habit of worship. (Author: Mark Shell)

Family Life

A Great Gift for Dad : It's the weekend of Father's Day, and 2 sisters are going over the normal Father's Day stories.  This year, things are different because they both are leaving home...one is getting married and the other is going to college.  This year all dad wants is their presence.

A Will To Give : A self-made businessman makes out his will. (Author: John McNeil)

Behind the Wall : Violence in the family is portrayed in this short skit. Note: This script is intended to go with the Tracy Chapman song "Behind the Wall" from her album entitled Tracy Chapman.

Conspiracy Theory : A wife accidentally breaks her husbands toe in a nasty bowling incident, but instead of apologizing she finds ways to convince herself that it really wasn't her fault. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Family in Reverse : A typical (?) family evening, except that the parents are played by children, and the children are played by adults. (Author: Caroline Campen)

Family Secrets : Sixteen-year-old Toni struggles with depression which her successful, self-reliant family refuses to acknowledge. When she rejects everything she's been taught, her mother, father, and older brother are forced to examine their own lives. A long-hidden secret surfaces. Will this drive the family apart? (Author: Nadine Laughlin)

Good News & Bad News : Mother goes to speak with her son’s teacher at the teacher’s request.  Teacher thinks child is “out to get him” when, in reality, the child loves the teacher. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Grandad's Box : Two girls, Dawn and Angela, are cousins whose grandfather just died.  Dawn is mainly interested in finding our what is in the box; Angela is mainly interested concerned with her family.

Handling Him : A young couple discusses discipline; only it applies to her grandfather who is living with them, which is not evident until the end. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Icky Pulp : A teenager is forced to reconsider how he's treating his younger brother after he receives the same impatient treatment from his father. (Author: Gene Sessa)

In the Midst of Disaster : A teenager expresses his concern to God for his family. Michael questions God's presence, yet God is there listening to Michael's cry. God talks to him but Michael doesn't listen. (Matt Worthington)

It's Not My Fault : Jimmy has a very convoluted explanation for how come a shirt has a burn hole. Theme: The importance of personal responsibility. (Author: Kenny Blade)

Late For My Funeral : 2 sisters are speaking about their 3rd sister and how she is always late because she crams so much into her life.  Today is her funeral and she’s late again.  Third sister (the “dead” one) finally walks in not realizing she’s dead. When she catches on, she faints on the couch and wakens to realize it’s been a nightmare. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Many Hats : Women wear many hats throughout their day. This drama is an amusing way to encourage other women while emphasizing that it's not easy. This is best used during a women's retreat or luncheon. (Author: Terri Savage)

Outta Control : An envelope holds the key to bringing some control back into this mother's life.

Rejected : John comes from a dysfunctional family, all of whom have known a lot of emotional pain. His pain leads him into making a series of bad choices. (Author: Cleveland O. McLeish)

Search for the Hero : What's life really like for the middle-aged super-hero with family responsibilities? (Author: John McNeil)

Steamed Up : In this mime, a husband and wife who are at odds with each other find romance rekindled as they do the ironing. (Author: John McNeil

Suffer The Child : A mother caught up in the loss of both her husband and child copes with her grief by denying that both have happened. There is an alternate version to this script, in which the mother addresses her dying child in hospital. (Author: John McNeil)

Sunday Morning Coming Down : The ideal (?) start to the Day of Rest, and the reality for many households, are contrasted in this tongue-in-cheek script. (Author: John McNeil)

Take My Hand : A skydiving instructor and student discuss her first jump. They are standing on a bench about to “jump out of the plane” and she is very scared. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Teenagers! : Two parents who go to a counselor for advice about their teenager discover he's actually quite normal. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Crisis Zone : Crises come in many forms...and so do our responses. What would be your reaction to this domestic situation?

The Day Perception Met Reality : One morning Judy meets three sets of parents, but which set is her real parents and why hadn’t she noticed them before? A lesson in gratitude and contentment. (Author:Glenn Hascall)

The Great Outdoors : A family of 4 goes on a camping trip.  Dad’s aim is to bring the family closer together.  He thinks this is happening when in reality each member is doing his or her own thing. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Inside Story : A widowed mother and her two grown daughters are clearing out the attic in preparation for the mother's move to a smaller home. The task underscores the resentment the older daughter feels toward her sister.

The Parable of the Lost Daughter: The parable of the lost child set in the Wild West (with a slight change of gender).

The Rest Room : A mother locks herself in the rest room and refuses to come out until her family agrees to do their share of the work around the house.

The 70s Skit : Daughter's new fashion find brings a blast from the past! The more things change the more they remain the same.

The World According to Mrs Brown : Ralph Lindstrum works too hard. It takes the unique outlook of the cleaning woman to help him get his priorities straight. Theme: Ignoring the things in life that are the most important. Good Father's Day Sketch. 

Tonight's the Night : A family is addicted to gambling on the numbers.

Fatherhood of God

The Key : When we take the Father's name for our own as children of God, that becomes the key to our identity and inheritance. But as this parable shows, by misusing God's name, we rob ourselves. (Author: John McNeil)

Fatherless families

The Prodigal Father : Once upon a time a father ran away from his two sons. There were tragic consequences, but there is hope at the end. This can be done as a monologue, or a mime with narration. (Author: John McNeil)

Where's Daddy : When Danny drops in on his girlfriend Carnie he comes face to face with his own failures in this short drama on absentee fathers. (Author: Benjamin J.Stephens)

Father's Day scripts are listed under the "Festivals" section of Dramatix

Fear

False Alarm : Two women work associates hear an explosion that puts them in a panic because they fear a terrorist attack It turns out to be a false alarm, but the experience causes them to talk about their abilities to be "heroes". (Author: Fred Lane)

Superman on the Yesterday Show : Superman talks with host about living life without fear.  Script ends with Superman clinging to chair because of fear of a mouse in the room. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Feminist issues/male chauvenism

The Calling :  This skit is based on the social issue of female clergy. This sketch is not designed to make a statement one way or the other regarding women in the ministry. It is a view of a particular struggle which has occurred within the life of the church.

Women Unlimited : Monty Python-style version of Jesus and the woman at the well.

Finances (see Money)

Fishing

Fishing : The story of the first encounter between Peter and Jesus. A narration, with audience participation.

Fitness

Folk Tales

The Garden of Paradise : A retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen folk tale. With the help of the East Wind, Prince Regalis flies to Paradise to seek the lovely Princess, but loses all through his disobedience.

Food

Delicious Death : 'Eat, drink and be merry'. Tim & Tina live for their lifestyle. With them we watch & enjoy the delightful cooking programme, 'Slice of Heaven'. Desserts worth dying for are made weekly by the loveable Italian chef, Angelo. A humorous look at our consumer lifestyle. (Author: Erina Caradus)

Foundations (see Lifestyle)

Forgiveness

Freeing from bondage

Breaking The Chains : The Devil binds us with chains we forge for ourselves. Jesus can free us, but at a cost. (Author: John McNeil)

The Log : A workaholic husband can't see that he has contributed to his wife's alcohol addiction.

The Rise and Fall of Sir Jaspar Hardmaster : A script done in the style of a silent movie melodrama. In which our heroine is saved from the clutches of a wicked landlord with the help of a ministry which aims to give resources to the poor.

Friendship

No Need of Friends : Tim invites Andy to a party, but it's only when he gets there that Andy realises he's the only guest. (Author: Greg Brook)

The Fan Club : An engaged couple is having an argument over her best friend.  The bride thinks her friend is not doing all that she should.  The groom knows he is taking the bride to a surprise shower given by the friend. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Next Friends : A skit on the importance of finding true friends. (Author: Scott Phillips)

The Undertaking : Neil has let his friend Jeff down but is sure he can make it up to him. However, Jeff dies unexpectedly, and what can Neil do then? He tries everything he can think of but is powerless to wipe the slate clean between themCharacters:  Neil: has let his best friend, Jeff, down and tries everything to make it up to him when he dies unexpectedly. (Author: Greg Brook)

Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit : A young woman discovers that the Fruit of the Spirit have to be worked out in daily experience.

Goodness : A young man and his wife debate whether karma or God is the source of good. (Author: Andy Campbell)

The Garden : A gardener receives a great return when he willingly gives away his crop. A parable on the Fruit of the Spirit. (Author: Michele Pitman)

Gambling

Tonight's the Night : A family is addicted to gambling on the numbers.

Gardens/Gardening

A View From the Garden : A woman looks at spiritual parallels between flowers and people.

Bloom Where You Are Planted : Mrs Bloomingardner is so busy with all her activities her garden suffers terribly. (Author: Valerie Keefe)

The Garden of My Heart : A wife enlightens her husband about the joys of gardening, and the spiritual lessons to be gained from it.

Gifts

Giving

A Will To Give? : A self-made businessman disputes that we need to be giving people. (Author: John McNeil)

Cirrhosis of the Giver : A Doctor explains a patient's diagnosis to his wife. Played like a corny and over dramatic soap opera. (If you have someone that can play the organ for the old time soap effect it adds to the humor.)

The Frequently Amazing Adventures of Chris and Jen : Through three vignettes, Chris learns that adulthood doesn't magically exempt you from learning, you don't always get the glory and credit you'd like and giving doesn't have to hurt. (Author: Stan Peal)

World's Best Gift : In a radio interview, Mary explains why she poured the jar of ointment over Jesus' head.

God (nature of)

Good v. Evil

Gossip

Gospel

Apres Gospel : How to dismiss the relevance of the Gospel. (Author: Andy Lund)

Drill Lesson : The parable of the sower and the seed presented by an Army sergeant. (Author: Andy Lund)

Journey into Oblivion : Based on ideas from the science fiction comedies 'Red Dwarf' and 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. Written in three short acts, this play has the objective of presenting the gospel to children around 10-16 years in the form of futuristic fable.  Each scene is sketch-length, around 5 minutes, and designed to form a part of a wider programme - so there can be breaks of up to half an hour in between scenes or it can be presented as a whole.

Grace/Mercy

Greed

Grief/grieving

Beyond The Blue : Months following her mother's death, Marianne is sorting through her mother's things. Her task is to get the house ready for a tenant, something she's dreaded.

I Know : A hurting young man’s prayer is answered in a very personal way. Humorous, with a powerful message. Deals with who God is, justice, grace, and dealing with grief. (Author: Ryne Mimbs)

Old Baggage For years a woman has been carrying the grief of the death of a twin brother.

Suffer The Child : A mother caught up in the loss of both her husband and child copes with her grief by denying that both have happened. There is an alternate version to this script, in which the mother addresses her dying child in hospital. (Author: John McNeil)

Why Me? : A man who has suffered great loss asks "why me?".

Why Tangi? : The need for the full grieving process, through the eyes of three Rugby players. (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

Growth

A View From the Garden : A woman looks at spiritual parallels between flowers and people.

Guidance

Halloween

Redeeming the Day : Stella answers a phone call from her friend Joan. It's halloween night and Stella has decided not to participate in any halloween events. She is challenged to look at the day from a new perspective. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Handicapped children

A Thousand Horses : Anne has been overly protective of her handicapped son to the detriment of her marriage. She herself has reached the breaking point when she finds help from an unexpected source. (Author: Nadine Laughlin)

Harvest(ing) - (see Sowing/reaping)

Healing/health

Doctor's Orders : A person on a routine doctor's visit discovers that this doctor is different than any other doctor she has ever seen. This doctor, who is never seen, examines for emotions and prescribes a unique remedy.

Heartache : It is easy sometimes to wear a mask, but God knows the condition of our true heart. Scripture I Sam 16:7 …for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (Author: Debra S. Coughlin)

Outcasts : Our lives can be changed radically in a few moments, or by events that we did not expect. This script contrasts the condition of the leper in Biblical times with a modern day prisoner. Both are outcasts, in need of understanding and healing. Adapted from “The Ultimate Outcast” by Max Lucado in The Touch of God. (Author: Chrystal Sanders)

Recharge Those Batteries!: A businessman tries various methods to reduce stress, all with unfortunate results. (Author: John McNeil)

The Health Centre : A new health centre manager is doing the rounds with his assistant manager, Barry. There is some tension between them and it emerges that Barry has been passed over for the job of manager and the new man is been brought in over his head. Theme: Belonging, commitment – you can't play at being part of the family of God. (Author: Trevor Fletcher)

The Two Healings : Based on Luke 8:40-56. (Author: John McNeil)

Therapy : A young woman in a wheelchair is in for physical therapy. Although she will never get full use of her legs, she has a very positive outlook.  The therapist is having a rough time in her life, and gets therapy from her patient.

Heart Condition

Heartache : It is easy sometimes to wear a mask, but God knows the condition of our true heart. Scripture I Sam 16:7 …for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (Author: Debra S. Coughlin)

Heaven

Big Day : Andy reckons he's now achieved his qualification for heaven. (Andy Lund)

Departure Lounge : While waiting in what appears to be an airport departure lounge, three people just killed in an accident discuss their fate and likely destination.

Knocking on Heaven's Door : A successful churchman discovers that the qualifications for entry to Heaven are not quite what he anticipated. (Author: Chris Wyatt)

The Long Silence : At the end of time, the people of the world bring their complaints before God. (Author: John McNeil)

Hell

Departure Lounge : While waiting in what appears to be an airport departure lounge, three people just killed in an accident discuss their fate and likely destination.

The Death Drama : Death is final for all except the Christian.

Heroes

Just A Couple of Questions, Mr Terminator : A reporter stages an impromptu interview with the Terminator, who is finishing the filming of the second Terminator movie, Judgement Day. In this case, the Terminator is not an actor, but plays himself in the movie, and appears to be thoroughly beat up. The interviewer obviously doesn't know the action movie genre well. The interview reveals the real vulnerability of the cyborg terminator.

Mates, Episode 2 - The one with Simon the Superhero : Mates is a series of sketches that are a spin off from the popular sitcom, FRIENDS. While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity. In this, episode of Mates, Lucy-Ann and Tom realize that they do not need to be superheroes or super-powers to be happy and content. (Author: Tom Bullock et al)

May the Foot be With You : An aspiring jedi ant named Louise Groundwalker has arrived at the home of Yogurt, a jedi master ant, wise in the ways of the "Foot". During their discussion, you discover that they are talking about humans, but all they know about humans is their feet.

Search for the Hero : What's life really like for the middle-aged super-hero with family responsibilities? (Author: John McNeil)

Super Chaplain : A humorous look at the life in the ER from the eyes of a chaplain who is dreaming.

The Rest of the Story : Our modern-day heroes all come to a sticky end. Jesus is the only true super-hero. (Author: Michael M. Jessup)

Unlikely Super Heroes : Sidekick has always wanted to be a Superhero's assistant. He gets his chance with Fat Midget 24.

Historical/Fantasy

Scripts in this category now have their own section, "Historical/Fantasy".

Holiness

Holy Communion

The Last Supper : Discusses the significance of The Last Supper and the Communion.

Holy Spirit

Help Please : (This sketch is intended to be used as showing the Holy Spirit as the helper.)  A man is trying to rearrange some furniture in his house and his friend drops by.  The friend offers to help but the man keeps telling him he doesn’t need any help as he strains to move his couch and set up some stereo equipment.  At the end the man’s wife calls to tell him she has changed her mind, please leave the couch where it is. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Stolen Property : The Holy Spirit (in his role as Counsellor) helps a young man with a stealing problem.

Super Human Strength : A boxing ring parable on the difference the Holy Spirit makes in a believer's life. (Author: Andy Lund)

Honesty

Hope

False Alarm : Two women work associates hear an explosion that puts them in a panic because they fear a terrorist attack It turns out to be a false alarm, but the experience causes them to talk about their abilities to be "heroes". (Author: Fred Lane)

Grandmamma : Grandmamma reminisces about the way her two sons turned out. One committed suicide, and the other is dying of AIDS. (Author: J'son M. Lee)

Outta Control: An envelope holds the key to bringing some control back into this mother's life.

The Date : A mother and young teenage daughter are at home after school. The daughter tells mom about a school dance coming up. The girl has to ask the guy to the dance.  She wants to call a boy she really likes & invite him.  Mom encourages her to do so. When she finally calls she gives him all the information except her name. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Ladder : The hopelessness of modern man is considered in this surrealistic play. (Author: John McNeil)

Three Month Hope : This drama takes a look at the one-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks from the perspective of a mother whose child was conceived just before the World Trade Center attacks. She remembers the past and has a renewed reason to hope for a bright future. Suitable for Patriot's Day or other 9-11 remembrances. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Hope for What : When we lose sight of God's purpose for our lives, it is easy to be swayed by what we see in the world. We can be depressed by how dim our lives look in comparison with the glamour of Hollywood, and the beautiful people. On the other hand, we can smothered by the huge amount of sadness and destruction in the world. Either way doesn't leave us with much hope. In this drama, Susan and Jane are left in a difficult spot when they see the state of humanity, without understanding the real situation. (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Humility

The Emporer's New Clothes : The attitudes of the Seven Churches addressed in Revelations 3 are caricatured in this parable on humility.

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy at Home : Two people are on the phone to each other. One is asking advice of someone they respect. The other is not what he appears to be - nice on the phone and then covering the phone to shout at the family. (Author: Judith Twani)

Immigration

The System : Three people give three different perspectives on the immigration system, and the need to immigrate. The objective is to impart a sense of hopelessness in the entire system, and for the audience to wonder what the real solution is.

Inheritance

Dad's Inheritance : Two very different sisters are at odds about who should inherit what and when they should get it. As can be expected, the father has something quite different in mind, far better than the riches we think we want.. (Author: Stan Peal)

The Key : When we take the Father's name for our own as children of God, that becomes the key to our identity and inheritance. But as this parable shows, by misusing God's name, we rob ourselves. (Author: John McNeil)

Integrity

A Fair Cop: A police officer wants to "plant" evidence to incriminate a person he is convinced to be guilty of drug-dealing. (Author: John McNeil)

Clayton Friend : A brother and sister are faced with the problem of how to react to a friend who has it all. Why shouldn't they have a piece of the action, too? (Author: John McNeil)

Compromise Your Integrity! : A husband and wife are tempted with glamorous prizes to compromise their integrity in a TV game show.

Pay Day : When there is a mistake on Peter's paycheck, he must decide what the right thing to do is. When Clark sees his act of integrity, he realizes that there is something to this Christianity thing. (Author: Phil Quinn)

The Lord's Prayer : A person praying the Lord's prayer in their daily ritual gets more than they bargained for.

Internet

Weaving a Web : A woman in an unsatisfactory marriage looks for love on the Internet. (Author: John McNeil)

Jealousy (see "Envy")

Justice

Killing/Murder

Kindness

To Be Or Not To Be (Kind, that is!) : Two kings (one kind and the other mean) are constrasted, along with the consequences of how they rule. (Autor: Kelly Gross)

Kingdom of Heaven

The Smooth Operator : The parable of the dishonest steward, in modern form.

 

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