Theme: Christians prepare for spiritual battle by wearing the armor of God. (Ephesians 6:11-17)

Characters: 2 actors, male or female
Length: 2.5 – 3 minutes
Scene/Props: Tin foil that is shaped into a helmet, a breastplate, sword and shield.

In this funny man, straight man routine, Melvin wears armor that he has fashioned out of tin foil. The straight man helps him understand that the scripture passage in Ephesians 6:11-17 is talking about a spiritual battle, not a physical one.

Note: We used the Minister of Music as the straight man, but it could be anyone.

Melvin ENTERS wearing tin foil that is an obvious, home-made job. He practices fighting an imaginary enemy. The straight man watches, patiently waiting for him to pause.

Minister: Melvin, I’m afraid to ask what the purpose is for that get-up, so let me guess. You’re preserving your rugged good looks.

Melvin: (poses proudly) Ageless beauty needs no assistance.

Minister: Uh, you’re filming your own science fiction B movie. (Melvin shakes his head with a sense of smug, self-assurance) C movie. C-. This is a passing grade, right?

Melvin: I’m preparing for battle.

Minister: Okay, that would be my very last guess. (inspects the tin foil) Well, you obviously spared no expense in preparation. Is this for a reality T.V. chef cooking show?

Melvin: It’s for the forces of evil.

Minister: That head chef can be a pretty evil character all right. Maybe that’s why the show isn’t called heaven’s kitchen. So, did you leave any tin foil for the left-overs?

Melvin: This doesn’t have anything to do with cooking. I learned in a Bible Study that when you encounter the forces of evil, you need to wear armor. So I’m armed, dangerous and ready to engage.

Minister: I’d say you’re wearing enough to foil most attacks. All you need now is some Tupperware.