For Such a Time as This - Skit

For Such a Time as This - Skit
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A modern-day day Esther-type skit.

by Pamela R. Smith

THEMES: Esther; Leadership; Purpose versus Position

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Esther 4:11-14 All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days. And they told to Mordecai Esther's words. Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther chapters 3-4)

TIME: 7 minutes

GENRE: Drama

SUGGESTED USE: Great as a sermon enhancer or worship service when teaching on Esther, leadership or purpose. Can be used as a conversation starter for a bible class, leadership retreat, or destiny conference

SYNOPSIS: This is a modern day Esther-type skit. Evelyn, a successful Christian businesswoman was recently promoted to an executive-level position within her company. The employees have been oppressed in the past by management and those who know Evelyn are hoping that she will step in do what others have not. Does Evelyn know and understand her purpose?

SETTING: In Evelyn's office. Evelyn is seated behind her desk in an office chair. There is an "in" box, a few files, a telephone, etc on the desk (you could also have a monitor and keyboard or a laptop [no need to have the CPU]). There is an empty chair in front of the desk.

PROPS: Two chairs, office desk, telephone, "in" box, at least two file folders. Optional: Computer monitor and keyboard, pictures, etc. Key: Make it resemble an office.

COSTUMES:Evelyn and Madelyn are well-dressed in business suits. Doug wears dress slacks and a dress shirt. Henry's voice is heard only. He is not seen.

CHARACTERS:

ERNESTINE - Successful Christian business woman.

MADELYN - A manager within the same company where Ernestine works. She is also a good friend and church member of Ernestine.

HENRY - Voice is heard only. He is a manager at the same company as Ernestine; however, because of jealousy his director is trying to have him fired.

DOUG - He is the Production Director at the same company as Ernestine. He is also, the CEO's nephew. He tends to oppress the personnel and is very arrogant.

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