Sola Lenten Dramas: Invited to the Banquet of the King
Invited to the Banquet of the King
A Five-Part Lenten Drama Series
Jesus said: "A man once gave a great banquet and invited many…" (Luke 14:16)
Invited to the Banquet of the King is series of dramas about Christian worship. The story follows the allegorical path of a poor mystified peasant on the way to a banquet with the King. Unworthy and unsure of why he has been invited, he meets several citizens of the Kingdom along the way who help him understand what his journey is all about. (Two characters per drama.)
1: THE GATEKEEPER (Subject: Confession and Forgiveness; Scriptural Basis: 1 John 1:5-10)
2: THE POET (Subject: Hymns of Worship; Scriptural Basis: Ephesians 5:15-21)
3: THE TEACHER (Subject: Scripture; Scriptural Basis: 2 Timothy 3:10-17)
4: THE PAUPER (Subject: Prayer; Scriptural Basis: Matthew 7:1-11)
5: THE CHIEF STEWARD (Subject: Holy Communion; Scriptural Basis: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
Scripture texts are assigned for each of the dramas, along with notes for actors. Each drama is about 10-12 minutes long.
(40 pages, 5" x 8.5" booklet)
A note about the author: In addition to his service as a Lutheran pastor and writer of Bible studies, the Rev. Steven King has years of theater experience, including acting, directing, writing, and production. He has written a number of biblical dramas for use in church by adults and children, as well as larger works produced for community theater.