This story portrays the Final Hours of JESUS of Nazareth —
From Gethsemane to Gabbatha to Golgotha to Gehenna.
All the events herein take place within the Heat of Mortality and the awful Reality of the Supernatural.
JESUS fulfilled the Daniel-Isaiah Prophecy(s) of a Messiah who was CUT OFF!
Ray Gentry loved airplanes from the time he was a boy, watching the old biplanes dusting cotton fields near his home in Tennessee. After college, he became a military pilot, flying in Vietnam, and later took a job as a sprayer pilot in the Mississippi Delta. It was his insatiable love for flying, however, that eventually led him to make a fateful decision with disastrous consequences for himself and those he loved. His compromise to make a “one-time flight” to Central America would lead him deep into the dark world of drug smuggling, murder, and corruption in high places. It seemed he would spend the rest of his life paying the Devil’s due. God had a different plan! Ray’s flight to redemption would begin, ironically, with a deadly plane crash and a suitcase full of dirty money. With ruthless and relentless pursuers never far behind, there would be strategic stops across the lower forty-eight and Alaska. With the help of godly people along the route and a salty old bush pilot, who convinced him prayer was his answer, Ray reaches a stunning destination complete with a new flight plan and mission for life!
Besides portraying traditional biblical characters known to have been present during Jesus’ crucifixion, author Barbara Dan has combined her skills as playwright and her knowledge of the Bible to recapture the emotional impact of His sacrifice on the cross for today’s audiences. These skits may be used as a lead-in for sermons, special musical programs, communion, and public performance in malls, fairs, schools, and assemblies. Thrill to these rich new insights into the lives of The Rich Young Ruler, The Son of a Thief, Andrew and Peter, Princess Salome, Lazarus and his Sisters, Caiaphas the High Priest, The Gambler, Joseph of Arimathea and Pilate, John Mark, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Nicodemus, and Gamaliel!
This is a fictional story based on the true story of an otherwise “normal” family dealing with the obsessive, driven world of a paranoid schizophrenic young man. The action with this child starts when he is still in diapers and continues into adulthood. He walks the town dressed like a baby wearing a diaper, sucking on a pacifier one day, then the next becomes truly paranoid tying to contact aliens with a home radio “rigged” to a trash can and a fishing pole on the rooftop of his family home. Neighbors glare at the family as they manage their way through his escapades.
The imagination of this man takes him into a world where there is a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and lucky things happen to people who love green. This wild family trip through life leaves most wondering how they ever survived. The parents and siblings are tormented, terrified and embarrassed on a regular basis, but somehow learn to cope in the end with the humor in telling their life tales.
Fr. Tom Kennedy’s first experience with something totally out of the norm is when he hears the confession of a small boy who scares the priest with his evil description of something he has done and for which he has no remorse.
The Nazarene woman approaches a school board meeting for the purpose of lodging a complaint against their removal of all books relating in any way to Christianity. What she encounters at the meeting is our first look at the power of Satan unchecked.
A number of other individuals find disturbing human actions and nature gone wrong. What has caused the garden, belonging to Fr. Tom’s mother, to rot into plastic-type vegetation? What is behind the riots within the small community where they live? What is the cause of the mysterious behavior the non-believer finds in the wilderness of northern Minnesota?
Why is the disturbing prayer life and extreme difficulty with dreams from all the individuals we meet so much of a concern to not only the ones suffering but to us the readers?
Fr. Tom and another priest friend call a meeting of all the individuals we know and some we will get to know at this meeting. The purpose of this get-together is to determine the cause of these common effects on the lives of so many different people from different backgrounds and different faiths. The meeting becomes a place where all the concerns are voiced and all the sufferings are exposed. A possible reason for the commonalities is shared and agreed upon by all the attendees.
How do we, God’s people, face this problem that eventually takes Fr. Tom all the way from his bishop to Rome? Fr. Tom receives some heavenly help in solving this problem as he takes steps to engage the path that he has been directed.
Six bible themed scripts with contemporary plotlines for youth ministry.
A drama team has the exciting job of doing what any pastor or evangelist does from a pulpit, however we get to make it sparkle. We add lights, backdrops, funny characters and sound effects. Still, it is important for us to have a clear message and a well-organized story to effectively minister. We need to touch the hearts of our audience. This book is designed for the drama team that is ready to see lives changed through their performance. Touch Ten Souls in Ten Minutes is a collection of short contemporary plays full of scripture and entertaining plotlines that emphasize topics such as Backsliding, Body Image, Bullying, Drug Abuse, Gossip, Music, Modesty, Peer Pressure, Prayer, and many more. A simple ten-minute play has the power to touch the hearts of ten young souls and change their walk in Christ forever.
It is pre-9/11 and things are different for Jake Rader. A grieving widower, Jake is on a quest for significance. Agent Scantz guides Jake on a journey into the world of international terror and danger countering the forces of evil. She introduces Jake to protectors of the common man, the Knights of St. John. Faith leads the way while the conspirators disrupt the balance. Jake must confront his fear of commitment or live with the consequences of indecision.
Five Fun Plays for Christian Kids is exactly what it sounds like …fun! These plays are loaded with Bible hero adventures, funny lines, wild props, and page after page of action! Travel through time to see the birth of Christ. Call down fire from heaven with Elijah. Swim away from a hungry whale with Jonah. Leap into the Lions' den with Daniel. Each adventure will leave kids laughing as their imaginations run wild! Children will be eager to design their costumes, paint their props, and set up the stage for each adventure. They might even learn something, too! Enjoy the Bible over and over again through these fun and exciting dramas.