Biblical Basis: Matthew 23:37
Possible Points: Just like the Pharisees that Jesus was talking to, people in our churches today are one way on the outside and different on the outside.
Characters: Todd; Danny; Amos; Pastor; Sunday School Teacher; Jesus
Setting: Todd and Danny center stage Amos enters and greets them. Each boy has a bag with the words “Good Little Saved Boy” written on the front of it. (You may need to cut out a whole for the mouth so that the sound won’t get muffled)
Todd: Hey guys!
Amos: What’s going on?
Todd: Nothing much. just hanging around.
Danny: We were fixing to go over to the bar, (or local teen hangout such as the parking lot of Wal-Mart or some other less redneck hangout) want to join us?
Amos: Sounds cool.
Todd: We’re going to try to find a woman for Danny Boy here. (all laugh except for Danny)
Danny: Oh man, here comes our pastor. He is heading straight for us! (quickly all three boys put their bags on their heads)
Pastor: Hello boys! How are you doing?
Todd: Hello sir, we are doing great!
Amos: Couldn’t be better.
Danny: I must say sir, I really enjoyed your message last Sunday. We all got a lot out of it.(all nod in agreement)
Pastor: Well thank you boys. It does my heart good to see ya’ll in church every Sunday. You are growing to be such godly men.
All: Thank you sir.
Pastor: Well, I need to be going. See you next Sunday. God bless.
All: You too, Good-bye. (pastor leaves and boys take off bags)
Todd: Man that was a close one
Danny: I know, I was afraid he was going to ask something about his message on Sunday. I slept all the way through it.
Todd: Me too. Best nap I’ve had in a while. (all laugh)
Todd: Hey Amos, you alright?
Amos: I’m fine.
Danny: You guys ready to go? I want to see if the new Playboy is out. (Todd and Danny both slap hands)
Amos: Is that all you two think about? (both look at each other)
Danny: Man what is this? Here comes our Sunday School teacher.
Todd: We must be standing to close to the church or something (boys put back on their bags)
Teacher: Hello gentlemen. What are you up to?
Danny: Just standing around and talking.
Teacher: That’s nice. Have you boys been able to do your quiet time every morning this week like we were talking about last Sunday? (all three look away and pause.)
Teacher: Well? (all three give positive answer)
Teacher: That’s good. Keep up the good work, I’ll see you next Sunday.
All: Bye (teacher walks of and they take off the bags)
Todd: Man, what is up with this? Let’s go somewhere where we won’t run into anymore people from church.
Danny: Too late. Look…it’s Him. It’s Jesus.(all three get their bags back on as Jesus enters)
Jesus: Amos, Todd, Danny, look at me. (Amos slowly takes off his bags and falls to his knees in front of Jesus)
Amos: Oh Lord, I’m tired of this game. I want to have the happiness others have from you. I’m so covered with sin. Please forgive me. Save me…
Jesus: I have already saved you and I have always loved you. Take my hand and I will show you the way to live. I will never leave you.