Jesus, Preacher, Person 1, Person 2, Person 3, Person 4, And either two people to hold up sheet(Canvas) or two stands.
Costumes: Narrator- N/A (not seen)
Jesus- White robe
Preacher- Formally dressed (i.e. Suit and tie)
Person 1, 2, 3, 4- Either casual clothes or all
Canvas holders- All Black (if people)
Props: White bed sheet (to act as
canvas) Size depends on particular needs and size of audience, Medal or wood pole to hold bed sheet up, Either various colors
of spray paint (may use other types of paint if prefer in that case paint brushes would be needed) Sheet (any solid color,
to use to bag Jesus), Rope (Also used to bag Jesus), Mud or a dark colored paint.
SUGESTION: May consider using neon
and or fluorescent black light sensitive paints and props along with a Black light to add to visual effect of drama. If did
this you may want to change costumes and other lighting to get both the glow
effect of the painting and make sure the actions of the actors are seen. If using the black light paints when throwing mud
on the picture would add that much more to the effect of the drama.
Narrator (N): Jesus said . . .
Jesus (J): If I be lifted up I will
draw all men unto me. (P1, 2, 3, 4 emerge into a kneeling and bowing position at Js feet)
N: The Bible teaches that thousands
(the Four echo Thousands) at a Time came to know Him!
J: But Over the years the church ha-(Preacher
cover mouth from behind)
N: (finishes Jesus statement) has
silenced Jesus, Removed Him from the spotlight and put emphasis on man, and self, Painting a portrait of Jesus that they are
comfortable with. A portrait that is Politically correct. The problem is however that with the reference point removed no
one can agree on what he look like. (During narration the four moves from bowing to Jesus to throwing a sheet over him tying
him up and (2) moving him off stage. 2 stay behind now bow to preacher, A Giant Canvas (sheet) is lifted where the 4 and the
preacher proceed to paint the new and improved Jesus)
P1: Ok . . . HMMMMM? Where to start?
(Proceeds to paint potion of Hair then pauses)
P2: OOOHH thats excellent! Hmm what
else do we need? (Continues Hair then Pauses)
P3: Wow this is fun! (Paints Beard
P4: Yeah! And its not Jesus without
a happy little smile! (Paints mouth then pauses)
P1: AND lets give him blue eyes like
me!!!! (Paints one blue eye)
P2: NO!!!!! I think he should have Green eyes like me!!! (Paints one green eye)
P1: NO BLUE!!!! (Attacking P2)
P2: NO GREEEN!!!! (Fights with P1
both freeze in fight mode)
P3: All He is Missing Now is a Nose
lets make it like Billy Grahams (Starts nose then pauses)
P4: NO, NO, NO!! Jesus nose needs
to be bigger so he can put it in everyones Business!!!(Finishes nose, then pauses)
P3: HEY! Thats not the way it is supposed
to be!!!!(Attacks P4)
P4: You are wrong and Im right so
there!!!! (P4 might stick tongue out at P3 both pause in a fight mode)
N: Then even this picture of Jesus
created in our image becomes even further defiled by sin, and false doctrine!
Preacher (P): Well it is coming along
quite nicely no isnt it? (Motions toward picture and turns to crowd) ALL we need now is for ME to tell you about Him! My Jesus
Loves all and says It is Ok to be a homosexual(Throws Mud) My Jesus gives us free choice so it is ok to have an abortion!(Throws
Mud) My Jesus Accepts us no matter what so He doesnt talk about thinks like sin, hell, Judgment and repentance. (Throws mud)
My Jesus wants us to be comfortable and happy and he certainly does not want to offend any one so he has no standard of right
and wrong, whatever is right for you is right for you and whats right for me is right for me. (Throws mud)
N: If this is the image of Jesus we
portray to the world do we still dare to wonder why we have no revival? Do we dare ask God to send revival? The Prophets of
the Bible did not speak their own words; they did not promote their own ideas or motifs. They simply proclaimed the word of
J: (comes on scene) I have this against
you, that you have left your first love. Remember where you have fallen from and repent and do the works you did at the beginning
(breaks up P1 and P2 they kneel to Jesus)
N: It is time for Christians to stop
fighting amongst themselves.
J: Father I Pray that you would make
them one as we are one. (Breaks up P3 and P4 the kneel to Jesus)
N: It is time we lift up the standard
of holiness and purity.
J: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God
almighty who was and is and is to come. (Lowers on side of Picture)
N: It is time to focus on the true
Jesus of the Bible and not on self or others.
J: If I Be Lifted up I WILL DRAW all
men unto me! (Puts down other side of painting)
N: And it is Time That Preachers step
away from the latest fads, teaching techniques and Psychology and simply proclaim the word of God! (Jesus whispers in preachers
Preacher: Surely you are the son of
God! I must decrease and you must increase! (Bows to Jesus, Lights Fade)