Mercy Scripts

The rich young ruler expresses his frustration at the fact that Jesus offered eternal life to the thief hanging beside Him on the cross, when he himself had worked so hard to live a good life to earn salvation. He realizes that Jesus offered salvation to the man simply because he asked for it, not because he had done anything to earn it.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

When she stood accused and awaited the consequence of death, the woman caught in adultery encountered Jesus, who showed her mercy. She recounts this story and draws the connection between her own accusers, and those who brought Jesus to the cross. When he shouted, “It is finished,” she remarks that it was not Jesus who was finished, but rather something was accomplished—restored.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

In a bizarre and funny take on Matthew 18 and the unforgiving servant, this modern-day retelling takes place in a hospital and involves cellphones interfering with equipment, causing strange things to happen to patients.

Actors: 5 Minutes: 5

When Alex's job is saved and his debt forgiven by the boss, Alex turns around and demands that a co-worker, Ted, pays him back. Based on the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 4

A skit about Christ’s sacrifice as payment for our sins. Becky tries to buy eternal life insurance, but finds that she cannot pay the exorbitant cost. With nothing adequate to barter for payment, she gladly accepts when the boss of the insurance company offers to cover her bill.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

In the parable of the Prodigal Son, we see a father welcome home his son, who has thrown away his inheritance. In this inspirational retelling of their story, we hear what may have been going on in the minds of the father and the son.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 5

A Religious Studies professor criticizes his class for failing to understand the central idea of Jesus’s teachings. This script’s surprise ending provides the perfect set-up for a message on grace, or on the character of Jesus.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 3

When his brother leaves, the Perfect Son becomes self-righteously sure that he is the only one who deserves his Father’s love. The Prodigal’s return reveals the Perfect Son’s imperfect heart.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 5

A fig tree decides to try and be something he’s not, but things don’t go the way he plans.

Actors: 7 Minutes: 5

Aren't we so lucky that despite our sin, God saved us? Aren't we lucky that luck had nothing to do with it?

Actors: 3 Minutes: 4

We all know what happens to Jesus after he takes the place of Barabbas, but what happened to Barabbas? Watch this interpretation of what Barabbas must have been contending with.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

Two guilty people are thankful for not getting what they deserve.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

A mom and dad realize that it's too hard to love their kids. so they come up with a plan to make it easier. This is a satirical look at how we sometimes believe we can earn God's love by how we live our lives.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 6

Gary and Grady explain that the story of Adam and Eve is about remaking our hearts to be like God's. Not so much about the perils of fruit.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

This is the story of the Prodigal Son told from the perspectives of two brothers.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 8-10 minutes

When Jesus came down to earth, He left a perfect home in heaven where he sat at the right hand of God. He left all of that for us, even though we'd rejected Him. His love for us is greater than we'll ever appreciate.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 10-12 minutes