Summary: A mysterious host invites a number of people to a meeting. This skit uses the familiar yet still effective “earthly visit by a heavenly being” format. Its purpose is evangelism and is suitable for all age groups, including teens. To be most effective, a somewhat higher level of acting skill for some of the cast is recommended.
Style: Dramatic Duration: 5min
Actors: 2M/F, 2M, 2F
Characters: (use teens for teen audience, college-aged for college audience, etc.)
EHB- embodied heavenly being (man or woman)
M1- man 1, husband of wife 1
W1- wife 1
M2- man 2, husband of wife 2
W2- wife 2
MW3- divorced man or woman
(Brisk pace throughout. Almost rapid-fire delivery of EHB lines at times.)
(All but EHB are seated on folding chairs in a line, 45 degree angle to audience, chairs in order back-to-front of stage: M1, W1, M2, W2, MW3)
EHB: (entering) Thank you for coming. You have all come because you received an invitation. But since none of you know me, that alone would not have caused you to come. Except that on the invitation I wrote some things about you that you have not shared with another human being.
M1: (aggresively, not friendly) So who are you…God? (sarcastically)
EHB: (to all) Let’s just say I am the embodiment of what was in God’s mind when He created each of you, and also the embodiment of who you currently are. I know who you are and what you will become.
For example, (to M1) on [date] at [place] you were called by God to respond to Jesus but you did not respond because you were ashamed of what your friends would think.
(Author’s note: [date] means any feasible month, day and year that the event could have occurred on. [place] means any feasible place the event could have occurred at.)
(M1 stands up angrily)
EHB: (to W1) And your wife was called on [date], [date], and [date], but didn’t respond because you stopped her and she thought she was being an obedient wife by letting you stop her.
M1: (very angry- loudly and forcefully) We are leaving!
(pulls W1 up, roughly puts arm around her waist and marches her to exit point visible to entire audience-have M1 keep arm around her waist this entire sequence- she resists some as though not wanting to go, but lets him pull her along- she resists enough just before exit to cause them to stop- she looks back)
(M1 shouts) Come on! (roughly marches her through exit point)
(EHB has been watching all this with a sad, heavy expression- he remains looking sadly at the exit point for a moment - then slowly turns back to others)
W2: (standing up) What about us?
EHB: On [date] at [place] you responded to the call. (to M2) As did your husband on [date], [place]. You married on [date] and together have loved and served the Lord.
(both look intently at him during this time- he pauses- a slight, warm smile appears)
(to them both, lovingly, and as though seeing into the future) Jesus will say “Well done. Enter into the joy of the Lord.” (W2 sits, both still looking intently at EHB)
EHB: (to MW3) Your divorce was finalized on [date]. Despite that crushing blow, it has not made you give up on the thought that somewhere, somehow there just might be a God who loves you.
And it is with great joy that I tell you that now is your call and that you do respond. (slight emphasis on “do”)
(MW3 stands up a little shakily but determinedly- M2 and W2 get up and gather around MW3- they all join hands in a circle and bow their heads, but just as they are bowing, EHB points and looks at exit point used previously and says)
EHB: As does one other. (EHB freezes in point and look- W1 runs in a few steps, stops, and looks at them, uncertain- tears are in her eyes, real or fake- W2 runs to W1, hugs her, and gently puts an arm around her waist and walks her to circle- they all join hands and bow)
(as W1 is being led to circle, EHB unfreezes and steps a little away from the circle- as they bow and freeze, EHB walks to front of stage and says to audience)
EHB: Your call.
(Author’s Note: While it is true that God continually calls all men to be saved, I believe there are specific times in a person’s life where he/she is especially convicted by the Holy Spirit of their sin and thus their need of a Savior…Jesus Christ. These are the calls talked about in this skit.)