Puppets:Fishers of Men
|Puppets:Fishers of Men|
|Bible Text:||Matthew 4:19|
A puppet learns that fishing for men is about living so that people can see us.
1 Puppet and one person, or two puppets.
Scale Fishing pole with line.
PUPPET #1 IS FISHING, TOSSING LINE OUT AND REELING IN. OR PERHAPS JUST HAS A POLE AND LINE (NO HOOK)OVER THE EDGE OF THE STAGE.
PUPPET #2 (OR HUMAN PASSING BY. ENTERS AND GIVES #1 A QUIZZICAL LOOK ) WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
PUPPET #1 FISHING.
P #2 FOR WHAT?
P #1 (totally non plussed like what he'd doing is perfectly normal) MEN.
P #2 (GIVES #1 A STRANGE LOOK. INDICATES REAL PUZZLEMENT.) HOW DO YOU CATCH MEN WITH A FISHING POLE?
P #1 IT WORKS. I NEARLY CAUGHT A COUPLE OF SUCKERS YESTERDAY.
P #2 SUCKERS?
P #1 SURE. I WAS DOING THIS YESTERDAY AND A COUPLE OF PEOPLE ASKED ME WHAT I WAS DOING. AND I TOLD THEM, FISHING FOR MEN.
P #2 AND WHAT DID THEY DO?
P #1 GAVE ME A FUNNY LOOK AND WANDERED OFF.
P #2 I CAN UNDERSTAND. IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE CONFINES OF THIS STAGE, I PROBABLY WOULD TOO.
P #1 IF YOU WANT. BUT I AM DOING WHAT JESUS SAID TO DO.
P #2 (GIVES P #1 A REAL INCREDULOUS LOOK.) NOW, WHEN DID JESUS SAY YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO SIT AROUND WITH A FISHING POLE AND A LINE?
P #1 HE SAID WE ARE TO BE FISHERS OF MEN. SO I'M TRYING.
P #2 VERY TRYING. BUT I DON'T THINK WHAT JESUS MEANT BY TELLING US TO BE FISHERS OF MEN WAS TO SIT AROUND WITH A FISHING POLE. (GLANCES AT END OF LINE) WITH NO HOOK NO LESS.
P #1 OH. (LONG PAUSE AS P#1 CONSIDERS) THEN WHAT DID HE MEAN?
P #2 HE MEANT THAT WE ARE TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS. TO BRING OTHERS TO A SAVING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT JESUS CHRIST. TELL THEM ABOUT HOW JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR EVERYONE'S SINS AND BY BELIEVING THAT, THEY CAN HAVE THEIR SINS FORGIVEN AND ETERNAL LIFE BEGINNING WHEN THEY BELIEVE.
P #1 THAT'S NOT HOW I CAME TO CONFESS JESUS.
P #2 HOW DID YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
P #1 I WAS MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS WHEN SOME DUDE CAME AND THUMPED ME ON THE HEAD WITH A THICK BLACK BOOK.
P #2 (HAVING REAL TROUBLE WITH THIS) AND BY THAT YOU CAME TO KNOW JESUS?
P #1 SURE. HE SAID IF I DIDN'T CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR, HE'D HIT ME AGAIN.
P #2 I DON'T THINK THAT METHOD WORKS VERY WELL EITHER.
P #1 NO, PROBABLY NOT. BUT IT WORKED ON ME.
P #2 APPARENTLY. BUT REALLY, NOBODY LIKES A BIBLE BONKER.
P #1 AND APPARENTLY NOBODY PARTICULARLY LIKES SOMEBODY FISHING FOR SUCKERS.
P #2 NO. JESUS ISN'T FOR SUCKERS. SATAN'S LIES ARE MORE FOR SUCKERS.
P #1 THAT'S FOR SURE. LET'S GO LIVE OUR LIVES SO PEOPLE CAN SEE WE'RE CHRISTIANS. (HE SHOULDERS HIS LINE AND LEAVES.)
P #2 (SHAKES HIS HEAD AND LEAVES THE STAGE.)
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