The Greatness of God-Drama Skit

The Greatness of God-Drama Skit

Themes: What makes God great; how each person interprets the greatness of God; how God relates to us in ways we can understand; each person see different aspects of God
Categories: With God, God/Satan 

Mike is a reporter in search of the answer to a simple question: What makes God great?  To help him find out, Mike has assembled 4 of the top minds from a leading university.  The only problem is neither of them can agree.  Celeste believes God's greatness lies in his artistry, while Edward believes it has nothing to do with art but rather logic.  Aurora thinks it's His flair for the dramatic that makes God so great but Diane thinks they're all wrong and believes it is God's empathy and psychological abilities that make Him great.  This group of "experts" begin to argue amongst themselves until in the end, Mike realizes that perhaps what makes God so great is His ability to be all things, to all people. And then some.

Style: Comedy/Drama

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Characters: 5 (2 Male, 3 Female)
Length: 8-10 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Setting: An office.  Four chairs are arranged in a semi-circle in front of the desk. On the desk sits several “office” things, like a telephone, stapler etc.   As the skit opens, Mike is typing on his laptop, when Celeste, Aurora, Edward and Diane enter. 

Mike:                (standing up to greet his guests) Hello everyone.  I’m glad you could make it.  I appreciate you all taking the time to meet with me.  (holding out his hand to Celeste) I’m Mike. 

Celeste:           (shaking hands) I’m Celeste. 

Mike:                Nice to meet you. (turning to Aurora) 

Aurora:            (shaking hands with Mike) I’m Aurora. 

Mike:                As in Sleeping Beauty

Aurora:            (smiling, a little flirty) If you say so. 

Mike:                (embarrassed) It’s nice to meet you Aurora. 

Edward:           (shaking hands with Mike) I’m Edward.  

Mike:                Thanks for being here, Edward. (to Diane) And you are? 

Diane:              My name is Diane. (shakes Mike’s hand

Mike:                It’s a privilege.  Thank you for coming.  Won’t you all have a seat? (indicates the chairs, then he sits behind his desk) So, do you know why you’re here? 

Edward:           The Dean at the university said you were doing some kind of article and that you needed our help.  

Mike:                That’s correct.  As you may know I have a column in the city paper and right now I’m working on a piece that required some outside input. 

Diane:              From us? 

Mike:                Yes.  You see it’s a piece about the greatness of God and I wanted some advice from one of the top Christian Universities in the country. I called your establishment and asked the Dean to send over a team of “experts”, if you will, to assist me in my research.  And here you are.  

Celeste:           How can we help? 

Mike:                By giving me the answer to one question. 

Aurora:            And what might that be? 

Mike:                What makes God great? 

Aurora:            (relieved) Oh, I thought it was going to be something hard.  That’s an easy one! 

Edward:           I’m afraid you’ve had us come all the way down here for nothing, Mike.  

Mike:                Why is that? 

Edward:           Because I can sum up the greatness of God in one word. 

Diane:              So can I. 

Celeste:           Piece of cake! 

Mike:                All right.  (grabs a pen, prepares to write) Let’s hear it then.  I’m ready.  Finish this sentence: God is great because He’s so… 

The following lines are said in unison, all at the same time 

Edwar  Edward:          Logical.
Celeste:          Artistic.
Aurora:           Dramatic.
Diane:             Empathetic. 

Each person looks at the others with a confused, quizzical look 

Mike:                Sorry, I didn’t catch that. One more time, please.  God is great because He’s so… 

 Again, the lines are said in unison, all at the same time

 Edward:          Logical.
Celeste:          Artistic.
Aurora:           Dramatic.
Diane:             Empathetic. 

Diane:              (to Celeste, confused) What did you say? 

Celeste:           I said “artistic.”  

Diane:              (a bit shocked) Oh. 

Celeste:           (curious) Why? What did you say? 

Diane:              I said, “empathetic.” 

Celeste:           (somewhat confused/disappointed) Empathetic?  (to Edward) What did you say? 

Edward:           I said “logical,” of course 

Aurora:            Logical?  (shakes her head) No, no, no, you’re way off. 

Edward:           I don’t think so. (to Aurora) Why? What did you say? 

Aurora:            I said (with flair)  “dramatic.” 

Mike:                (puts down his pen) Well, there seems to be some dissention in the ranks.  Maybe we should examine this further.  

Celeste:           I agree.  I mean isn’t it obvious that what makes God great is His master artistry?  

Mike:                Why do say that? 

Celeste:           Just look around you!  He created the whole world and all the colors and textures within it: the sky, the trees, the oceans and deserts.  He created the seasons and all the beauty in each of them: raindrops, snowflakes, flowers and leaves of every color. 

Mike:                She does have a point. 

Celeste:           Look at His genius in every sunset or in the snow-capped mountains. God is the master artist. No one can do on canvas what He does within our world. That’s what makes Him great! 

Mike:                I do love a good sunset. (grabbing the pen and writing) Yes, His artistry is noteworthy.  

Edward:           I hate to disagree with you Celeste but His “art” is not what makes God great.  God is great because of his logic and order within the universe.  

Mike:                Hmmm.  Can you elaborate on that? 

Edward:           God is very logical.  Everything He does has a purpose.  Just look at the wisdom He gave to Solomon, which was not even equal to His own.  Or look how God spared Moses by having the Pharaoh’s daughter find him, then inviting his own mother to be his nanny.  Only God could come up with such a logical and well-thought out plan.  Inspiring! 

Mike:                Logical…(writing) Yes, I can see how God is very logical.  

Aurora:            Perhaps logic plays a part in the nature of God but it’s not what makes Him great.  His greatness lies in his flair for the dramatic! (stands and does a “grand” gesture with her hands) 

Mike:                What do you mean by that? 

Aurora:            Edward mentioned Moses.  Yes, perhaps it was logic that spared Moses but it was the drama used by God that makes us remember Moses. 

Edward:           You’re crazy! 

Aurora:            Am I?  Ever hear of a little thing called the “burning bush?” Or the crossing of the Red Sea? Or the plagues upon Egypt?  Fire.  Locusts.  Darkness.  Water turning to blood.  That’s drama! That’s the greatness of God! 

Mike:                I love “The Ten Commandments”!  Charlton Heston was amazing! (writing frantically) This is good stuff! 

Diane:              I’m sorry but the greatness of God doesn’t lie in any of that nonsense.  

Mike:                (shocked) Are you sure?  God was pretty convincing in the movie. 

Diane:              This isn’t about a “movie God”!  God isn’t about drama or logic or even art.  He’s all about love and caring and empathy.  Just look at how God was with Hagar and Ishmael when they were in the desert after Sarah kicked them out.  He was tender and empathetic to Hagar’s plight.  He took care of her and her son.  God wiped away all her fears. 

Mike dabs at tears in his eyes 

Diane:              (to Mike) It’s a great story, isn’t it? 

Mike:                It sure is! When God opened Hagar’s eyes to the fountain of water in the desert…I get chills! 

Edward:           (to Mike) Are you crying? 

Mike:                What?  (immediately straightens up) No! 

Edward:           Are you sure? ‘Cause it looks like you were crying. 

Mike:                No, I just had a piece of ink in my eye.  

Edward:           A piece of what

Mike:                Never mind.  Let’s get back to the subject.