The Workman

Theme: Spiritual growth involves regular, personal Bible Study.
Length: 3.5 – 4 minutes
Characters: 2 actors, male or female
Scene/Props: Small work table, tool belt, hammer, saw, tape measure, etc.

Synopsis:
This funny man, straight man routine communicates that discipleship involves consistent, personal Bible Study. Melvin, however, approaches it like he is undertaking a woodshop project. We added an element of humor by having the Music Minister play the straight person.

Excerpt:
Melvin ENTERS wearing a fully equipped tool belt. He carries a small work bench and a set of blue prints.

Melvin: (singing) Left a good job in the city. Working for the man every night and day…

Minister: Melvin.

(Melvin doesn’t hear. He’s totally into the song.)

Melvin: And I never lost one minute of sleeping worrying about the way things might have been…

Minister: (louder) Melvin.

Melvin: Big wheels keep on turnin, proud Mary keep on burnin. Rollin, rollin, rollin on the—

Minister: (shouting) Melvin!

(Melvin stops and looks at the Music Minister, but just has to finish.) River.

Minister: Melvin, would you mind telling me what you’re doing…besides singing very badly.

Melvin: I’m going to work.

Minister: I can see that. But what are you working on?

Melvin: The Bible. We are at church, you know. (Checks all his equipment) Let’s see. I got my hammer, tape measure, pencil. Am I missing anything?

Minister: How about a Bible?

Melvin: Oh yeah. (Pulls out a pocket New Testament and blows off the dust)

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