What Is Your Worship

  • Cast Number: 5
  • Run-time: 10 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Hebrews 12:28

worship styles We tend to think that our way of worshiping God is the right and only way. People worship in many ways and as long as they are reverent and pleasing to the Father there is no "right" way to praise the Lord. Do not be critical of others and the way they worship. If it is from the heart and very personal, God listens. A comedy.

Lighting:
Four separate spotlights will be needed. These spots should be stationary at all times, following the specified cues through the script.

Cast:

Gerald is a very proper Christian. He should be wearing a suit and tie, perhaps carrying a Bible under his arm.
Louise is a very carefree individual. She should be wearing casual clothes and carrying a Bible.
Tim, a teenager in typical clothing. Should be carrying a Bible under his arm.
Ashley is a young girl, maybe eight years old. She too is in typical clothing and carrying a Bible under her arm.
Male voice over is used at the end of the drama.

Each actor addresses the audience directly, as if speaking to an imaginary person.

Sample of script:

Spotlight #1 comes up on Gerald.

Gerald: Good day. I thank you for joining me. You see, I wanted to discuss with you what thoughts you had pertaining to a rather, oh how shall I say, sensitive issue. Pauses.
Sensitive, meaning it is an issue that many would rather not discuss. But I feel it should be brought to the table – it must be addressed. I’m not the kind of person who likes to sit by and let matters go unmentioned, you know. Don’t you remember that it was I who spearheaded the campaign for our church ushers to wear nametags?
True, still an issue laden with friction and controversy, but that’s just the kind of cutting edge Christian that I am! Speaking of cutting edge, this brings me to the topic at hand. You see, (gradually getting very angry), there are a few individuals in our congregation, not to mention any names, who have the outrageous notion that they can act in a rather carefree and uninhibited manner during worship!
Yes, I was as shocked as you – during worship!! You wouldn’t believe the fanatical behavior being performed. Why, they were clapping, and I even saw one of them raise their hands – in church!
Well you can imagine the chaos during the service. I was downright shocked! (Out of breath.) Well, to summarize it in one word would be, (pauses and thinks for a moment), a disgrace!
It’s just not proper! I thought I would just approach you with my concerns and receive your feedback.

Spotlight #1 goes out on Gerald and spotlight #2 comes up on Louise.

Louise: Hello. I’m so glad you had the time to see me today. I won’t keep you long, but I did want to let you know that I think you should be making an announcement in church about a few things.
(Pauses for a moment, takes a deep breath, and blurts out her line.)
I think it is about time that the staunch Christians come out of their shells and learn how to really worship! (Pauses for a moment and then becomes embarrassed at her boldness.)
Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean for it to sound like that, but it’s true! I mean I am trying to do my part to worship and here are all these oldie-goldies who think swaying is a sin! Why can’t they just set their inhibitions aside and worship!
They’re obviously not getting what they should be getting from the service. That’s it – they just aren’t paying attention. They are too busy shaking their finger at those of us who, (sarcastically), feel it is okay to actually clap every now and then.
Anyway, it is just not right. Because they don’t want to worship, I feel like they are bringing me down from worshipping, too! What do you think?

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