What Rapture

  • Cast Number: 1
  • Run-time: 5 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Revelation 8-9

Theme:            Over the centuries there has been much speculation about the rapture . .  when, how, who, where. . .  But are we missing the whole point? We are told to keep watch and to be prepared for the return of Jesus . . . “when the roll is called up yonder.”

 

Bible Reference:          Revelation 8-9, 1Thessalonians 4

 

Cast:                1 (m or f)

 

Set:                  blank

 

Sound:             Hymn: When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder, available in many places on the internet, including https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LjZfjuOASs
This music may be sung or spoken by the actor or by other at the beginning, hymn should then be sung by all at the close of the drama.

 

Costumes:       contemporary

 

Time:              5 minutes with song

 

Sample of script:

 

Actor:  A beautiful old hymn:
(sings or speaks)
When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks eternal bright and fair
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.
(pauses, speaks)
From 1 Corinthians 15:51
“Take notice, I am telling you a secret.
“We shall not all die but we will all be changed
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet call.
“For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised imperishable,
“And we shall all be changed.”
(pauses, thinks)
The rapture.
(pause)
A frequent question:
The rapture . . . When will it happen?
(pause)
Nowhere in scripture are we urged to determine the date of Jesus’ return.
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