"The Guy With the Cardboard Christ"
by Fred Passmore copyight 2005

Synopsis: A sincere, but misguided fellow carries about with him a life-size cardboard cutout depicting Jesus, which he represents to others as his Savior. A parable about the way that some only trust in an image they have of the Lord, but don't know Him personally as their Savior.

Characters: Jerry, the guy with the Cardboard Christ. Alan, the person he approaches to share it with. (The character of Alan may be changed to that of a female if needed or desired. But Jerry's character has several gender-oriented jokes in the script so it needs to be a male, unless you change the lines to reflect the difference.)

Costumes: Casual clothes. Nothing special needed.

Props: The upper part of a life-size cardboard cutout with a picture of Jesus on the front. Of course, you can make a smaller-scale cutout, of three feet high, if you wish. It's just a matter of drawing it on white foam-core board and cutting it out. (Details on where you can buy a life-size cutout of Jesus, as well as construction tips on making one yourself, can be found here.) Pocket New Testament. Newspaper. Wallet with small photo.

Setting: A city park bench.

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