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There is no better way to illustrate Gods word than drama - real people facing real life challenges right before real eyes and hearts.We employed most as part of worship services, often just before the sermon. By presenting these scripturalMoreThere is no better way to illustrate Gods word than drama - real people facing real life challenges right before real eyes and hearts.We employed most as part of worship services, often just before the sermon. By presenting these scriptural illustrations, we gathered up the congregations attention before the sermon and got it focused where the pastor wanted.They also act as catalysts to bring a theater group together, or to facilitate discussion, or just to have some meaningful fun. And since these dramas can generally be presented with one or two actors, and a minimum set, theyre easy to put on.Use them as templates, too. Drama ministries are important to churches by getting the artists involved. These plays have worked for us, which should encourage you to create your own short plays designed for your church that these.If you purchase a copy for yourself and each cast member, each play may be presented at least three times within a year from purchase of the cast member copies.Here are the plays included:Breaks with God - Three Play Series -Morning BreakJeff and Mark work together. Marks a Christian. Jeff is a non-believer who believes hes got it all together. We soon find out he doesnt. In this three play series we see Jeff all together come apart then see God, through Mark, pull the essentials all back together again. Illustrates Acts 1:8Lunch Break (two of three)A lunch break we find Jeffs life complete unwound. Can Mark help?Afternoon Break (Three of Three)Faced with complete ruin, Jeff finally hears Gods call. But will it be in time?A Sense of SecurityJohn and Marcia are on a date - a good date so far. But out of nowhere, Marcia begins to voice a concern - she feels no security in her relationship with John. None what so ever. Does she have a point? Illustrates Matthew 6:24-26The Willing LordAlex comes in from school and immediately announces to her Grandpa that shes going to be a cheerleader - with . tryouts tomorrow, shes going to make cheerleading her thing. Grandpa uses this opportunity to illustrate one of lifes great lessons - unless our wants and desires are submitted to Gods will, life becomes far less than it could be. Illustrates James 4:13EnoughLyle and Bruce, two dynamic businessmen, both rocketing toward early retirement, discuss in rapid fire manner, how much will be enough for their retirement goals. An Old Man overhears and interrupts them with his personal experience with that concept of enough. Illustrates Romans 8:32FoxholesIts said there are no atheists in foxholes. What happens if you are? Slo-bo was and thank God He put Marko in the next foxhole over. Illustrates Psalm 91:1HealingThe doctors say Brodrick Morgan is healed. His gunshot wounds certainly are healing, but he doesnt feel healed. What about him still needs the healers touch. Illustrates 1 Peter 2:24Sure, Im SavedJordan is passing out tracts at the airport and hands one to John. John refuses it because hes already a Christian. Over the years, hes responded to several altar calls, and is sure hes gotten his ticket punched. Has he? Illustrates Romans 10:9Looking Forward, Looking BackA father and his two son watch their sheep in ancient Israel, they look forward to their redeemer- a father and son live today, and they look back to Christs work on the cross. Illustrates Job 19:25Another use for them is to just enjoy them as you would a short story. In a very real sense, thats what they are - short stories without all that pesky narration.So - enjoy and use.