This Christian Drama with music works great for
Easter but can be used all year around. It will inspire your group and give them
hope. The ending will make you want to stand up and cheer.
(Sample Portion of Script)
Thomas and Christine Schrader
* (Sound person plays intro music)
(First and Second Disciple walk on to the stage.)
Do you want anything to eat?
No. I have not been hungry since it happened. Everyone says that I should eat, but I do not feel like eating anything.
(Both disciples sit down on chairs)
I know how you feel. I have not been able to sleep since the crucifixion. I keep having nightmares. I still hear the pounding of the nails. When I try to sleep I hear the soldiers laughing and gambling for the Master's robe. I will never forget the sound of that cruel and inhuman laughter. How could they jest when the Lord was suffering? Oh...it is hard to sleep at night. How can the soldiers sleep after what they did to him?
How can the religious leaders sleep? It was their fault. They were always jealous of Jesus. The Jewish leaders and priests practically forced the Roman government to sentence Jesus to death. His blood is on their hands.
True! True! Yet Pilate would have released Jesus if the people had not chosen to release that notorious criminal, Barabbas, instead of Jesus.
It all comes back to the religious leaders. They convinced the people to crucify Jesus and to release Barabbas. The people are guilty, but the priests must accept most of the blame. They used their power and influence to convince the people.
If the people had only listened to the truth, they would have freed Jesus. For the first time in my life I am ashamed of our people. They killed an innocent man. Even the Roman governor
knew Jesus was innocent. He tried to release Him, but the people refused to listen to the truth.
Yes, they listened to the chief priests because they were afraid of being excommunicated.
Jesus is gone and I don't know what to do. We left our trades to follow the Master. Now He is dead and I don't know what I am suppose to do with my life. I always thought He would be with us.
I cannot believe that He is gone. Just a few days ago we were walking down the road together and the Lord was preaching to the multitude.
I know. I keep thinking about the time we spent with Jesus. Do you remember that time when a leper came running toward us?
I sure do remember! I though the leper would keep a respectable distance, but he ran straight over to Jesus and bowed down before Him. My first instinct was to run, but I stood there.
Then do you remember what happened?
How could I ever forget? The Lord touched him! The Lord reached out and laid His bare hand on the rotting flesh.
The crowd gasped in horror that the Master would touch the leper. I, myself, wondered why the Lord did not just speak the word, but He reached out and touched the leper. I think the man was as surprised as we were when it happened.
Remember when the Lord said to him, "Be healed," and the leprosy disappeared. We talked about that incident for days.
..Music sample of song to be sung..