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The Future Of The Church! A Speech By Barney Willis
Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14

from the book
Lectionary Scenes
57 Vignettes For Cycle A

Robert F. Crowley

Matthew 11:25-30


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Sometimes the wise and learned are confounded by spiritual truths and they are revealed to those who are trusting enough to believe Jesus' words.


Barney Willis, a young college student, is supposed to speak on the "Future of the Church" but can't seem to get started. The reason is revealed by his family.

Playing Time: 10 minutes

Setting: Your church

Props: Guitar

Costumes: Contemporary

Time: The present

Cast: BARNEY WILLIS -- a college student

REV. WILLIS --his father

MRS. WILLIS -- Barney's mother

RUTH WILLIS -- Barney's sister.

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BARNEY: (ENTERS WITH GUITAR AND CROSSES TO CENTER STAGE. RETURNS TO GET STOOL AND RETURNS TO CENTER. SITS ON STOOL AND STRUMS) I don't know what to tell you. I'm not a singer. Can't even play this thing, ...

This Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 drama, The Future Of The Church! A Speech By Barney Willis, is based on Matthew 11:25-30 and relates to Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This drama is excerpted from the book Lectionary Scenes . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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