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SHEEP    *'1m4f *Several short scripts: crucifixion, sins

(Note: If your cast is limited, the parts of GIRL3 and GIRL4 may 
be combined with the parts of GIRL1 and GIRL2)

(Jesus is led by two innocent looking girls in modern dress to 
the podium. One girl carries a cat-of-nine-tails whip, the other 
carries a wooden mallet. Jesus' torso is bent over the podium. 
One or two steps upstage of the podium stands a man-sized cross)

GIRL1 -- We all, like SHEEP, have gone astray, each of us has 
turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him (points to 
Jesus) the iniquity of us all.

(click on one of the sins below for the remainder of the script)

Misusing the name of the Lord
Pride
Greed
Lust
Envy
Gluttony
Anger
Sloth


(MISUSING THE NAME OF THE LORD)

GIRL2 -- Exodus 20, verse 7, the third commandment: You shall 
not misuse the name of the Lord. For the Lord will not hold 
anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- Ah! (shake hand as if in pain) Oh, Lord, that hurts!
Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- What did you do?

(GIRL3 shows hand)

GIRL4 -- Oh, God, look at that! Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- So, how did you do in the test today?

GIRL3 -- God only knows. Baaaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- So, how did you do in the test?

GIRL4 -- God knows I tried hard enough. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL3 -- I heard you cheated on your test.

GIRL4 -- The Lord wants me to be happy. And getting a good grade 
makes me happy. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- So, I heard you tried marijuana.

GIRL3 -- Yeah, but the Lord told me it was okay. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus right hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)


(PRIDE)

GIRL2 -- Proverbs Chapter 16, verse 18 -- Pride goes before 
destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. 

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- Hey, I do a lot of work around the church. I deserve 
special treatment sometimes. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- I've been waiting in line a long time. I deserve a 
front row seat. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- (as it to a mirror) Wo! Am I hot looking, or what?! 
Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- I pulled myself up with my own bootstraps. I don't owe 
anybody anything. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL3 -- What do you mean "thank GOD for my success"?! I've 
worked hard to get where I am! Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- I'm doing just fine on my own. I don't need God.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus right hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)


(GREED)

GIRL2 -- Matthew chapter 23, verse 25. Jesus said, "Woe to you, 
teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the 
outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed 
and self-indulgence. 

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- (looks at coins in open hand) Well, look here. The 
cashier gave me too much change. Oh, well, her loss is my gain. 
Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- Hey, don't look at me like that. EVERYBODY cheats on 
their income taxes. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- How much is enough? (smiles) Just a little bit more. 
Baaaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- I don't love money. (smiles) I just love what money can 
buy. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL4 -- Lord, if you help me win the lottery, I'll give most of 
it to the church.... Well, some of it. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- I'm sorry I can't go to church on Sunday. They're 
paying an extra bonus to anyone who will work on Sunday. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus right hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)


(LUST)

GIRL2 -- Ephesians chapter 4, verse 19. Having lost all 
sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as 
to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for 
more.  

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- Hey, different strokes for different folks. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- Hey, whatever two people do behind closed doors is 
their business.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- Don't get on my case. We're using protection. Baaaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- Don't try to impose your morality on me. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL4 -- The important thing is that we love each other. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- And so what if I get pregnant? It's just a lump of 
tissue. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)


(ENVY)

GIRL2 -- Proverbs chapter 14, verse 30. A heart at peace 
gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.   

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- How come she always gets to go first?! Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- I don't know how she does it. But she always gets the 
biggest piece. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- But everyone else in the whole neighborhood has that 
brand of clothing! Do we have to be the only ones who don't? 
Baaaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- Can you believe it?! I'm the prettiest one and they 
chose HER! Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL4 -- Tiffany's mom does it for her. If you loved me, you'd do 
it for me. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- Of course she's happy. Look how pretty she is. If I was 
that pretty, I'd been ecstatic! Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus right hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)


(GLUTTONY)

GIRL2 -- James chapter 5, verse 5. You have lived on earth in 
luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the 
day of slaughter. 

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- I'm so full, I couldn't eat another bite! Well, maybe 
just one more. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- Well, maybe I'll eat just one more. I can run an extra 
3 miles tomorrow to work it off. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- I've done so well on my diet. I deserve to splurge 
every now and then. Baaaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- You can't have too much of a good thing. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL4 -- Hey, everybody has SOME self-indulgence. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- At least my self-indulgence isn't as expensive as hers. 
Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus right hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)


(ANGER)

GIRL2 -- Ephesians chapter four, verse twenty-six "In your anger 
do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still 
angry.

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- You are such a loser! Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- You'll never amount to anything! Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- You're just like your father! Baaaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- I hate you! Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL4 -- I wish you were dead! Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- There's no hope for you! You're going straight to hell. 
Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus right hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)


(SLOTH)

GIRL2 -- Hebrews chapter six, verse twelve. We do not want you 
to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and 
patience inherit what has been promised. 

(GIRL3 and GIRL4 enter, stand on either side of Jesus, but act 
as if he is not between them)

GIRL3 -- I'm sorry, I've tried that once. Never again! Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- I just did the dishes. Let someone else do them for a 
change. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- You know, I've got more to do that to sit around here 
and wait for you. Baaaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans)

GIRL4 -- Whatever. I'll get around to it when I get around to 
it. Baaaaa.

(GIRL1 whips Jesus, Jesus groans, GIRL1 and GIRL2 place Jesus 
against cross, his finger around two raised nails)

GIRL4 -- As soon as she does her part, I'll do my part. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus left hand three times, Jesus groans)

GIRL3 -- Look, I'm not the only one in this ministry. Find 
someone else to do it. Baaaaa.

(GIRL2 pounds nail at Jesus right hand three times, Jesus groans)

ALL ---- (exit bleating) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. 

ALL ---- (from offstage) Baaaaa. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.

JESUS -- Paid in full. (dies)




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