Skit: Sitting on a Log

This short dialogue skit points to themes of personal witness.  You don’t have to cross the ocean to be a missionary; God can use you in your own backyard.
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 #1:    (sitting on a log reading the Bible) Wow, never knew that the Bible said that. That’s a cool verse. I’ll have to memorize that one. I sure hope I’ll be able to use all these verses that I’ve memorized.

#2:    (entering, carrying a large bag/purse) Hey, __(name)___…hurry up! They just delivered those new jeans to the mall. We can be the first ones to have them…if we hurry!

#1:     Oh…no thanks…I’m kinda busy right now (indicating Bible) and besides, I don’t have any money.

#2:     Money?!?! Well neither do I but I’m planning on getting them the old fashioned way… Slip ’em in the bag. Nobody will know the difference.

#1:     Exodus 20:15… “Thou shalt not steal.”

#2:     (frustrated) Oh…never mind. You are such a Bible-beater. If you want to preach at somebody, then go to Africa. They need missionaries over there. Look, I gotta go or all the jeans will be gone. Hi __(#3 name)__.

#3:     (entering) Hey __(#1 name)__…I need your help.

#1:     Hi __( #3 name)__,what’s going on?

#3:     This girl in school has been saying bad stuff about me. I have a fight scheduled with her in a half hour. I thought that you could hide behind the bushes and when she’s not looking we could double-team her…get her good.

#1:     Uh…no thanks. That’s not my kinda thing.

#3:     Oh come on…what are friends for?!?!

#1:     “If someone strikes you on the cheek, turn to him the other also.” Luke 6:29

#3:     (frustrated) Stop preaching at me. Why don’t you go to India and tell them about Jesus. I don’t need it. I gotta go…I’ll find someone else to help me. (leaves) Hi __(#4 name)__.

 #4:     (#1 Name, #1 Name)! You’ll never believe what just happened to me!

#1:     What?

#4:     HE ASKED ME OUT!

#1:     Who?

#4:     STEVE! We have a date on Friday night.

#1:     Good for you…I’m glad that…

#4:     You have to help me! I need to lose 5 pounds by Friday so I can wear my favorite dress.

#1:     What do you want me to do?

#4:     Can I borrow your computer to get onto the internet? I want to look up “gagging.”

#1:     (confused) gagging???

#4:     You know…throwing up what ever you eat…maybe it’s called purging. I’m not sure. I’ll just run a search.

#1:     No thanks…I’m kinda busy (indicating Bible).

#4:     Come on! My parents are at home…they’d kill me if they saw me looking up that stuff.

#1:     Ephesians 5:29, “After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church.”

#4:     Oh forget it. I didn’t know that a foreign county was missing their missionary. Listen, I’ll just lie to my parents and tell them that I’m looking it up for a friend. (Leaving. At this point, #5 and #6 enter rapidly and don’t even stop to deliver their lines as they walk across the stage and exit opposite side)

#1:     (shouting after her) “Therefore, each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” That’s in Ephesians too! (pause for a moment) It’s a good book…you should read it.

#5:     (enters from opposite side) Hey you wanna drink? It’s the “good” stuff.

#1:     (not even looking up) Wine is a mocker and beer is a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. Proverbs 20:1

Sosa:  (enters from original direction) Hey…wanna use my corked bats in the upcoming softball game?

#1:     The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight. Proverbs 11:1. What is going on here? It’s like a firing range…

Jesus:  (enters) __(#1 Name)__?

#1:     Now what? Oh, Jesus…I’m glad it’s you. What’s going on here?!?! All of my friends are giving me this attitude when I share your word with them. They all think I should go and be a missionary.

Jesus:  You are a missionary…my missionary…no matter where you are.

(They hug)


Published February 1, 2007

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