Monday, June 6, 2011

How Much Does a Pente Cost?

Scripture Reference: Acts 2

A lesson about Pentecost.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. – Matthew 28:19-20Cast:
D.B. – a good albeit not very bright bunny
MR. MATT – the teacher who sets him straight

Props:
None

(D.B. enters and remains very still.)

MR. MATT: What are you doing, D.B.?

D.B.: (trying not to move his mouth) Waiting.

MR. MATT: Waiting for what?

D.B.: I am not sure.

MR. MATT: Then why are you waiting?

D.B.: Jesus said to wait, and he would send great power.

MR. MATT: That’s what he told the disciples in the book of Acts, but…

D.B.: (forgetting to be still) What kind of power do you think I will get, Mr. Matt?

MR. MATT: I don’t think…

D.B.: Maybe super speed like the Flash. (races back and forth until he gets winded)

MR. MATT: That’s not what…

D.B.: Or maybe super strength like the Hulk. (in Hulk voice) D.B. smash puny stage. (hits stage and hurts himself) Ow!

MR. MATT: D.B., you can’t…

D.B.: Or maybe I will be like the Professor in the X-Men and be able to read and control minds. (stares at Hanna)

MR. MATT: What are you doing?

D.B.: (continuing to stare) I’m trying to see if I can control Hanna’s mind. (to Hanna) Bring me a doughnut. Bring me a doughnut.

MR. MATT: You can’t read or control minds.

D.B.: (to Mr. Matt) Laser beams?

MR. MATT: No.

D.B.: Power beams?

MR. MATT: No.

D.B.: High beams?

MR. MATT: No.

D.B.: Can I make energy-based multiples of myself?

MR. MATT: No!

D.B.: How about…?

MR. MATT: D.B.! That’s not the great power Jesus was talking about.

D.B.: It was not?

MR. MATT: No, he was talking about the Pentecost.

D.B.: Oh! (beat) Well, I have money. How much does a Pente cost?

MR. MATT: No, D.B. Pentecost was the day that the early church received the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit, they received great power.

D.B.: And with great power comes great responsibility.

MR. MATT: Yes, but that’s a different story. With the power of the Holy Spirit, the early church was able to boldly share the Good News about Jesus, and the church grew quickly.

D.B.: That is even cooler that super powers!

MR. MATT: I think so.

D.B.: Thank you, Mr. Matt.

MR. MATT: You’re welcome, D.B.

D.B.: Bye, Mr. Matt.

MR. MATT: Bye, D.B.

4 comments:

Mike said...

I've read a lot about the impact that skits/drama can have on those in the congregation. I imagine that this type of ministry has the ability to transform the way people think and act.
Thank you for sharing!
Mike
PS: If you've thought about how this might apply to special needs ministry, email me and let me know if you'd like to guest blog about it(?)

ChildsPlay said...

Thanks, Mike. I'd be interested in doing a guest blog. I'll drop you a line to discuss.

Amanda said...

Great skit. I enjoy reading your skits b/c they're wonderful on their own (can be used verbatim), but they also send my mind into all those ad libbing tangents that are so much fun...not all skits trigger the imagination.

ChildsPlay said...

Thanks for the kind words, Amanda. That really means a lot coming from someone I admire. You and Tim are great. I look forward to seeing you again at the Puppet Ministry Festival in November.