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PARABLE OF DEDICATION – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: parable of the lost sheep, and the lost coin
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:3-7, 8-10
Style: allegory/prose: narrator tells a story
. about how much the king cares for
. each one of them, and the people end
. each verse with their sentiments
Cast: 1-6 NARRATOR/s, 6-36 PEOPLE
. NOTE: you can reassign dialogue as it makes
. sense depending on how many actors you have
Set & Props: as simple as you want
NAR.1 There once was a king
. in a kingdom far, far away,
. who cared about each person
. no matter what they did each day:
PERSON 1-A I build homes.
PERSON 1-B I clean homes.
PERSON 1-C I bake bread.
PERSON 1-D I butter the bread.
PERSON 1-E I sew dresses.
PERSON 1-F I clean up messes.
NAR.2 Everyone was important,
. from the biggest to the smallest,
. everyone in the king’s eyes,
. from the lowest to the highest:
PERSON 2-A I oversee people. 2
PERSON 2-B I sheer sheep wool.
PERSON 2-C I make food taste good.
PERSON 2-D I chop the wood.
PERSON 2-E I dig for gold.
PERSON 2-F I run a household.
NAR.3 One day, the king noticed
. that a young boy was lost.
. He asked the people about him,
. wanting to find him at all cost.
PERSON 3-A Who is he?
PERSON 3-B Just a nobody?
PERSON 3-C Then why look for him?
PERSON 3-D Why go out on a limb?
PERSON 3-E Why should we dare?
PERSON 3-F Why should we care?
NAR.4 “The boy ONLY picked fruit”,
. is what the people thought.
. But the king knew better
. and did what he ought.
PERSON 4-A Where is our king?
PERSON 4-B Is he out riding?
PERSON 4-C Is he on his throne?
PERSON 4-D Is he somewhere alone?
PERSON 4-E Perhaps reading a book?
PERSON 4-F Or did he go out to look?
NAR.5 Soon there was no more fruit
. and the people started to realize,
. perhaps the boy did have value
. much to their surprise
PERSON 5-A I miss that kid.
PERSON 5-B No matter what he did.
PERSON 5-C He is worth it.
PERSON 5-D Every little bit.
PERSON 5-E I hope he is found.
PERSON 5-F And safe and sound.
NAR.6 The king returned with the boy
. which made everyone happy.
. In order to celebrate,
. the king threw a great party.
PERSON 6-A It is very clear.
PERSON 6-B There is reason to cheer.
PERSON 6-C From the lowest to the highest.
PERSON 6-D From the biggest to the smallest.
PERSON 6-E Everyone is worth it.
PERSON 6-F Every little bit.