The Apostle Paul

 

 

Father Abraham

 

 

 

Jesus, The Christ

 

 

Isaiah, The Prophet

 

 

 

King David

 

The Apostle Paul

Premiered June 14, 1988, at Prayer Mountain Church, Meansville, GA.  Paul pens his letter to the Ephesians while imprisoned in a Roman jail.  He then worships through psalms and dance before charging the church and presenting the simplicity of salvation through confession and faith.   Length of drama: 55 minutes.  Excerpt from20th anniversary show.

 

Father Abraham

Premiered November 22, 1988, at Prayer Mountain Church, Meansville, GA.  Abraham lived before any of God's Word was recorded.  As the patriarch of the Israelites, Abraham was used by God to re-establish a blood covenant relationship with His beloved creation - humanity.  Abraham shares his life story from when he was called by God to leave his father's house to when God requested a sacrifice of his son Isaac in Moriah.  Abraham intrigues the audience by telling how God used a ram's horn to save his sons life and ultimately save a great nation.  Length of drama: 40 minutes.  Excerpt from20th anniversary show.

 

 

 Jesus, The Christ

Premiered April 21, 1989, at Prayer Mountain Church, Meansville, GA.  Jesus is the final of the original trilogy of dramas - the spoken Word, the written Word and the Word made flesh.  The sermons are taken mainly from the book of Luke and include several well-known parables before turning to focus on Jesus' emotional struggle prior to the crucifixion.  John 17 is prayed in the garden before a passionate portrayal of the cross is depicted to a very moving piece of classical music.  In a brief passage, one can hear the hammer driving the spikes into the flesh of God's Son.  After a very somber entombment, Jesus arises to charge the church before His triumphant ascension into heaven. Length of drama: 65 minutes.

Excerpt from20th anniversary show.

 

 

Isaiah, The Prophet

Premiered March 27, 1994, at the Bright Star Church, Douglasville, GA.  Isaiah is considered the Messianic Prophet because he wrote more about the coming of a Redeemer for the nation of Israel than any other Old Testament prophet.  The drama is purely God's Word from the opening declarations of Isaiah 1:1 to the promise of peace during a millennial reign that is yet to come.  Length of drama: 35 minutes (11% of the book of Isaiah).  Excerpt from20th anniversary show.

 

 

 

King David

Premiered April 9, 1995, at the Bright Star Church, Douglasville, GA.  King David is the longest of the Bible dramas because it encompasses all of the elements of the arts.  David, a newly crowned king perfumes the sanctuary for the ark of the covenant before dancing in praise before the Lord.  He then shares the events of his young life up to his sin with and repentance over Bathsheba.  A brief musical intermission allows David to age 40 years and close out the drama as a feeble king passing his sovereignty to his son, Solomon, who has been commissioned by God to build the temple.  King David falls prostrate before the ark in a heart-thrilling finale.  Length of drama: 80 minutes.  Excerpt from20th anniversary show.

 

                This concludes the section of Bible dramas available at this time.  In January, 1999, Penn did a brief portrayal of JOSHUA for a winter Bible Study at Silvertown Baptist Church in Thomaston.  He has yet to expand this material into a full drama.  It may prove to be an excellent way to better utilize David's ark and tell the story of Moses and the exodus.