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Blinders

10 minutes / 3 characters and Narrator

Description
This sketch lifts two of the more explosively dramatic scenes from The Essence of His Death and ties them together with narration, to make a gripping statement about traditions and loyalty.

Seven hundred years earlier, the prophet Isaiah had warned his people of the change coming. He warned that the house of Israel would stumble over the Son of Man. The fulfillment of their long-awaited Messiah was so complete they were blind to it. And they were so locked into their mindless traditions they feared to let go. But there were some who dared—some who believed—some who rejoiced in His glorious light." (Narrator in Blinders)

Theme
"You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'" (Matthew 15:7-9 NIV)
Jesus is the Christ.

Characters
Narrator
Malchiah
Nicodemus (or Joseph of Arimathea; either would work)
Caiaphas

Wardrobe
At one performance of this sketch, His Company dressed the characters in black robes, as if they were modern court justices.

Set
No set or props are necessary

Topics
Sanhedrin Caiaphas Nicodemus Traditions Traditionalism Loyalty Easter Crucifixion Court Counselors Messiah The Essence of His Death Blinders Hypocrites Hypocrisy Prophecy Legalism Good Friday

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by Dr. Radut.