This parody shows how people become deceived into believing that a relationship with Christ will keep away much of the suffering and pain of life. "Real Life" catches up with a happy couple and dumps a "load" of problems on them. They try to make Real Life go away by threatening to have "It" get after ..
by Judson Poling
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To introduce our series on the 10 Commandments and to present the First Commandment "Honor God as God," the audience meets the character "10." In this sketch, "10" is an on-the-street reporter quizzing people on their knowledge of the Ten Commandments. He also speaks directly to the audience concerning ..
The Lone Ranger makes an appearance by interrupting a weekend service already in progress. The theme for the day is "Relationships" (the song "That's What Friends Are For" has just been sung during slides of people in friend-oriented situations). The Lone Ranger is concerned that something "un-American" ..
A Guest Editorial
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Four members of a church committee are meeting at a restaurant where they discuss plans for a homeless shelter. The hard-working waitress arrives with their food, but they obliviously ask her to perform finicky tasks for them: a new knife for one, more crackers for another, and hot water for yet another ..
A Little Charity
In this short, comic monolog, a groundhog interrupts the service to "sets up" the topic of Spring (one of the four "Seasons of the Soul"). He's talking on the phone with his agent about landing a movie deal for the sequel to "Groundhog Day" but quickly turns to the audience and laments how unpredictable ..
A Perspective On Spring
One evening Cheryl decides to list the qualities she's looking for in a "real man." Much to her surprise her dreams come true and she's faced with three men: a rugged individualist, a twentieth-century entrepreneur, and a poetic type. After seeing their strengths and weaknesses she rejects them all ..
A Real Man
The first monologue is by the woman caught in adultery, though it is some time after the fact. She has just witnessed Jesus' crucifixion, especially ironic because there was nothing she could do to help Him even though His encounter with her spared her life. She recounts the shame of that day, the travesty ..
Adulterous Woman/Soldier at the Cross
This sketch examines the difficulty people have in restraining their material desires. The setting is a shopping mall at Christmas time. Parents are trying to convince their daughter that adding a 7th Barbie doll to her collection isn't necessary. Through a brief series of events, she ends up talking ..
All I Want For Christmas
As we look back over Jean's life, several episodes of disappointment and humiliation show us why she's an angry woman: nagging from her mother, embarrassment from a teacher, being dumped by a boyfriend, and disparagement from her alcoholic husband. She "never said what she needed to say," which has ..
Angry Woman, The
A modern retelling of the "Woman at the Well" from John 4. A "woman of the evening" meets a stranger at a bus stop, who not only shows her kindness, but even asks for a sip of her Coke. She is unaccustomed to being treated as a person, but the stranger amazes her even more by claiming to be Jesus. Though ..
Another Day at the Bus Stop