Summary: God is not impressed by how good we are. (with apologies to Shania Twain)
Style: Rap. Duration: approx. 5 min
Actors: Min 3 / Max 5M
Summary: In this dramatic reading, based on Isaiah 40, listeners are shown the greatness of God but also shown how God cares for them individually. It is through this amazing, mysterious contrast that they are encouraged to put their trust in God.
Style: Dramatic. Duration: 4min
Actors: 3 M/F
Scripture: Isaiah 40
Summary: Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson chatting at home an proofing through logic and deduction that Jesus rose from the dead.
Style: Dramatic. Duration: 7min.
Actors: 3M, 1F
Summary: A piece of imaginative rambling… Have you ever tried to weigh God? And where do you find him if you can't see him? What links all our questions together?
Style: Dramatic monologue. Duration: 10min
Scripture: John 6: 24-35
Summary: The congregation gets unceremoniously blind-sided during a routine scripture reading by a seemingly irreverent bible-time teacher with a modern day lesson about why we worship and read scripture. (The simple message is in why some worshipers traditionally stand for scripture readings, while the larger message goes to the core of the worship experience, and for whom worship is really intended.) Key words: Scripture / Respect / The Bible / Performing / Self-Righteousness / Worship / Audience.
Style: Light-hearted drama. Duration: 10min
Actors: 1M, 1M/F
Summary: This one-act play is based on CS Lewis's trilemma, also known as 'Liar, Lunatic or Lord'. The plot involves three contestants in a game show, each based on Lewis's theory. Christine is a Christian, Jessi is self-centred, whilst Mr Hollywood is clinically insane and only speaks in lines from Hollywood films. The fourth member of the cast is the exasperated host. It was written for Kingham Hill School, UK. (Note: This is not the full script. To obtain the full script please contact the author, whose details are at the foot.)
Style: Dramatic. Duration: 23min
Actors: 1M, 3M/F
Summary: When girlfriends talk about names, one questions the importance of a name, which opens the discussion for the ultimate Name.
Style: Light-hearted. Duration: 5min
Summary: A drama / conversation starter / study group presentation / or part of a worship service based on 1 Corinthians 12: 12, 14, 26, 27
Style: Light-hearted Duration: 8min
Summary: This light-hearted, humorous sketch was written for an all-age service about the Bible.
Style: Light-hearted Duration: 5 minutes
Actors: 2 M/F
Scripture reference: Psalm 119, 2 Tim 3:16
A king is faced with the dilemma of having to punish his own daughter for a crime against the law that he loves. He loves the law and he loves his daughter. He resolves the problem by taking the punishment himself.
Style: Drama. Duration: 7min
Actors: 3M 3M/F
Summary: There are too many verses to cite concerning our relationship with God. This is my bent using a reading of a Last Will and Testament, thinking about God’s testament with the world. Rather than Dearly Departed, the Father is Dearly Present.
Style: Drama. Duration: 8min
Actors: 3F, 1M/F
READER – sitting behind desk.
MARY – upstage chair
JANE – center chair
NANCY – downstage chair
Summary: When a roaming revival pastor comes to a small town will he find true faith or people who just pretend to believe?
Keywords: faith, believing
Style: Lighthearted Duration: 5 minutes
Actors: 3M, 1F, 1C
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-8
NOTE: An interpretive drama (Reader’s Theatre) is one in which cast members keep a copy of the script and hold it throughout the performance. They face the audience (never looking at each other) with very little movement. The inflection of the voice (interpretation) in the performance and the repetition of the script are what make this type of drama stand out.
Style: Drama. Duration: 4min
Scripture: Psalm 36 (with emphasis on vv5-10)
Summary: Knowing God’s word is vital for our Spiritual growth and welfare. But we should not approach it in a purely academic way if this means that we don’t truly take to heart the central message. Keywords: Quiz, Bible, Revelation, knowledge.
Actors: 3 M/F