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Summary: How would people act if Jesus came to church?
Style:  Dramatic.    Duration: 3-4 minutes
Actors: Readers’ theater with four Readers


1: When you come to church,

2: what are you thinking?

3: Am I on time?

4: Am I dressed right?

2: Will my seat be open?

3: When you come to church,

4: what are you thinking?

1: I wonder what songs they’ll sing.

2: What’ll the pastor talk about?

1: Will we get out on time for lunch?

4: When you come to church,

3: what are you thinking?

1: About the latest news?

2: The latest gossip?

4: The latest Facebook posting?

1: What are you thinking?

3: About your children?

2: Your grandkids?

4: Your spouse?

2: Seriously. (beat)

3: (beat) What are you thinking?

1: What about this?

2: What would you be thinking

3: if you heard that Jesus

4: was coming to church … (beat) this morning?

3: Would you worry about

1: lunch?

2: clothes?

4: a seat?

3: the sermon?

2: What would you be thinking

1: if Jesus came to church?

4: Because, guess what?

3: He’s here.

1: And He doesn’t care about

2: your clothes

3: this sanctuary

4: the latest gossip

2: your Facebook timeline.

3: No. Jesus wants

1: a clean soul

2: an open heart

4: a listening ear

3: a willing spirit.

2: Jesus is here.

1: Jesus

4: is

3: here.

1: Jesus is here.

2: Right now.

3: Right beside you.

4: Right inside you.

3: So (beat) …

1: what

2: are

3: you

4: thinking?


(c) 2018 Sauni Rinehart. All rights reserved.

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