The Pig Farmer

  • Cast Number: 1
  • Run-time: 4 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Luke 8:26-39
The story of the pig farmer and his contact with demon possessed men, and with the Son of God

Cast: one male, likely middle age or older

Costumes: likely, but not necessarily, traditional

Sample of script:

actor comes on stage

Actor: It was a disaster! As a farmer, as a businessman, as a citizen, it shattered all we were about!
Oh, sorry, I might introduce myself, I am Jacob.
(frowns at the fact no one knows him)
Jacob, the pig farmer.
Jacob the pig farmer from Gadara.
(hurt that no one knows him)
Well, perhaps you haven’t heard of me by name, I will guarantee you have heard of my situation though.
Listen up! Jesus, the itinerant preacher from Galilee was in the area, causing somewhat of a stir among the Jewish people in the area. But for us Gentiles he was more a conversation starter than a real concern.
That is, until the day Jesus went for a walk past the cemetery and came in contact with the demon possessed men, and as a result of that came in contact with my pigs.
Jesus had been preaching and teaching in Gadara and the villages near the Sea of Galilee, wandering about the countryside, his threadbare group of disciples never far from his side.
All of a sudden two demon possessed man came rushing at them from out of the cemetery! You can imagine the reaction from the group.
(laughs)
I have to tell you, one man, big burly man, . . my guess he was a fisherman, . . . he had been having something to say about everything.
Nice enough guy, but it hit me that when there was nothing to say, he said it!
Anyway when the demon possessed guys came screaming out of the cemetery the fisher guy he like to took off a-running.
Not that I blame him that much, and most of the others did the same.
Strange, this Jesus, . . . not a big man really, . . . he just stood his ground through it all, as though nothing was out of the ordinary.
The one demon possessed guy, the smaller of the two, he screamed out, “What business do you have giving us a hard time? You're the Son of God! You weren't supposed to show up here yet!”
Hey here’s where I started to listen up real close!
“Son of God”?

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