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BROTHERLY LOVE NEWS REPORT (video)
. - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: brotherly love
SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:37-47, 1 John
Style: comedy/conversation: reporters cover the
. unbelievable story of community love
Cast: DOUR (always serious News Anchor)
. BONNIE (always nauseously perky News Anchor)
. PA (Production Assistant)
Set & Props: podium, papers
(DOUR and BONNIE approach podium from with their papers.
Newsy music blurb plays.)
D Good evening, and welcome to the 6 o’clock news,
. on this Tuesday of 30 A.D. I’m - Dour Johnson –
B And I’m - Bonnie Clunk.
D Our top story today is the Roman conspiracy.
B Oh, I think it’s more than just a conspiracy, Dour.
D Roman troops have been gathering mass amounts
. of weaponry. And plots to attack
. the nation of Jerusalem seem to be underfoot.
. Some sources try to tell us that the time
. of this eminent siege is forecasted
. in the Holy Scriptures. But society would prefer
. to rely on the information gained
. by our international spies.
(BONNIE crosses her fingers as she states...)
B And don’t forget wishful thinking.
D Yes, you can ALWAYS depend on our thinking
. being wishful.
B Which brings us to our local news.
. Prisons are overflowing with those pesky rebels
. known as Christians. Tortures and executions
. to take place tonight. Still, crime seems
. to be on the rise. Dour!
D To help contain this problem, the Pharisees 2
. have instituted yet another law.
. People are to radically reduce the distance
. one walks on the Sabbath...
. (rolling his eyes and mutters to himself)
. Yeah, that’ll help!
B Oh, those Pharisees! Always adding laws.
D (reads on) As well, the Pharisees have made a request
. for more informants. If anyone knows of a Christian
. who is aggressive in their evangelistic efforts,
. please report them to your local authorities at once.
(PA runs in with a paper and hands it to BONNIE, who now
becomes super serious, her eyes wide in disbelief as she
reads. She slowly loses her happy demeanor.)
B This just in... More on the Christian fiasco...
D Now what?
B People by the thousands are devoting themselves
. every day to the teachings of the apostles.
D You’d think they would give up already.
B But besides the usual “tricks” that the apostles
. like to pull off as miracles, they are now getting
. the people to – GET along?
D Strange. How do you mean?
B Looks like - they are being more than civil
. to each other. They're breaking bread and singing
. any time they get together. Any time!
. When they meet in big groups, or in - small groups!
D That’s amazing.
B (continuing to read) Christians have begun
. to sell off their property and possessions,
. and they are SHARING it with anyone who has needs.
D That’s – really - MIRACULOUS.
. (covering and putting on disgust) I mean, really!
(As BONNIE talks, DOUR begins to sidestep off the stage
in the other direction.)
B But Pharisees are on top of this matter doing 3
. whatever they can to discourage these rebel masses.
. Now, back to you, Dour... Dour?
(BONNIE looks over and sees that DOUR is almost off
B Where are you going? We’re not finished.
D I’m – I’m – going – to check out that story.
B We have field agents for that.
D I – just – I want to see for myself.
B Dour! Do not fall for their BROTHERLY LOVE.
. I mean – façade. Do not fall for their façade.
D I’m in need, Bonnie. And I really want some
. brotherly love.
(DOUR leaves and BONNIE turns back to do her job.)
B Okay-fine-then... Well, sources say that we are
. not to be too concerned. This trend should not last.
. At all. People are way too selfish.
. So, if you see anybody out there – showing
. any of that brotherly love –
. you can be sure they are probably Christian.
. And that is our news for today. I’m Bonnie Clunk.
(End with a blurb of newsy music as BONNIE walks out,
stops, then quickly, curiously walks off in the
other direction that DOUR left in.)