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Zoomility – Act 1 – Calvary Temple Sterling Virginia

Our skit opens in the zoo. Rico the Racoon (played by Joe) is seen visiting each of the animals. Rico, moving in a true servants heart, is making sure the needs of all of the animals are met. Rico start with Alphonse the Walrus (played by Jeffrey). Kiki the giraffe (played by Tierney) and Livingstone the lion (played by Matt) are visited next. Rico helps Kiki by scheduling squirrels to move the bottom leaves to the top of the tree where Kiki has better access. It is obvious by the bandage on Livingstone’s “paw” that something was wrong. Rico reveals that Livingstone had a thorn extracted and Livingstone assures that it will be “good as new”. Rico serves Livingstone by putting in a request that a sign be made up indicating that cacti shouldn’t be thrown at the lion. Moving on to Ginny (played by Lisa) and Gorgeous George (played by Rich), Rico greets the hippos. By now we are seeing the animals are living in peace and harmony. Juju (played by Tony), the Indian Lemur receives his “juicy box” from Rico and confirms his schedule for the day. Oscar Meyer (played by Edgar), the orangutan, is Rico’s final stop. Here we find a Dr. Goodall is scheduled to come for a visit to “evaluate” Oscar. Dr. Goodall is from Primate Research Institute, Division Environmental. Delivering a banana to Oscar, Rico announces that it is opening time for the zoo.

You can find other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website.

This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

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The Coming Storm – Act 2 (Scene 12 to Scene 15) – Calvary Temple Sterling Virginia

Act 2, Scene 12

We have another video sequence with various videos. Some of them discuss the government using clergymen to aid in times of emergency. One of the televangelists calls upon the people to embrace religious unity. Our televangelist is played by Jerry.

Act 2, Scene 13

The Rivers family is at the kitchen table discussing how the Lord has been moving in their lives. Jim is very quiet through much of the conversation. There is a knock at the door and the family is very uneasy. Jim answers to the door and Bill forces his way in exclaiming, “This is for your own good”. Behind Bill enter two civilian police and they begin arresting the family.

Act 2, Scene 14

A newscast here has our anchor informing his audience that the “religious insurgents” are being rounded up as they are not embracing the “global community of tolerance and peace”.

Act 2, Scene 15 [spoiler]

We come back to the present day as Melissa is in prison, along with several other women. One of which is Melissa’s Muslim neighbor, Sahara. As Sahara observes the women having their devotions together and sees they are obviously joyful, she breaks down crying. Melissa invites her over and they discuss the Lord and His plan of salvation. Sahara wants this relationship. After she prays to receive salvation, the prison door opens and an armed officer enters. We see that it is Jim Rivers. He attempts to dissuade Melissa from her course, but Melissa is unmoving. Angry, Jim leads Melissa out of the cell. Before she leaves, Melissa turns and smiles at the ladies. She shares a word of encouragement before Jim roughly pushes her out of the door. Moments later we hear a gunshot. The women in the cell jump at the sound of the gun and begin to cry. As they praise the Lord through their tears, they lift up their hands in reverence, revealing numbers tattooed on their arms.

Conclusion

We close out the play with a real news cast about Christians being persecuting in America.

You can see the whole video clip at Sword of the Spirit.

This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star R. Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

The Coming Storm – Act 2 (Scene 8 to Scene 11) – Calvary Temple Sterling Virginia

Act 2, Scene 8

This scene is a news report on a civilian police force being enacted to assist with the “rebels”. We learn from the news anchor that vigilante groups are taking matters into their own hands. In the guise of bringing peace, the President has a statement read by his press secretary (played by Victoria). The press secretary reads the President’s statement, which outlaws proselytizing, bibles and other religious media. Those guilty of these crimes will be considered committing acts of terrorism.

Act 2, Scene 9

Pastor Dave is in prison as this scene opens. Jim Rivers is led into the visiting area to meet with Pastor Dave. The two men are happy to see one another and Jim begins by asking how his pastor is doing. Partway through the conversation, Jim reveals to Pastor Dave the situation that Jim finds himself in. Pastor Dave is very encouraging as he counsels Jim. As the guards (played by Rich and Jay) overhear certain words and terms, they react in anger. At the mention of Jesus’ name, Jim as removed and one guard roughly handles Pastor Dave.

Act 2, Scene 10

As Melissa comes out of Starbucks, she is met by Bill, who is very sickening sweet. Melissa rebukes Bill for lying about Pastor Dave. Bill obviously has an agenda here, but Melissa doesn’t fall for it. We see Bill doing something with his phone as Melissa is encouraging Bill that it isn’t too late to repent. The scene ends with Bill trying to get any bit of information out of Melissa that he can.

Act 2, Scene 11 [spoiler]

The church is now meeting underground and has moved from Roger’s house, to Martin’s house. The conversation comes around to Jim’s visit with Pastor Dave and the fact that the DA is seeking the death penalty. The Christians are in disbelief. Melissa brings up her conversation with Bill, which causes Roger to be alarmed. As Jim shares his uneasiness and feeling like the next knock on the door is going to be the civilian police, there is a knock at the door. Tommy, looking for his parents, has come to Martin’s house. We see Tommy’s genuine, heartfelt repentance and the Rivers family reunited. The scene ends as the Rivers family leaves to go home to talk.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website.

This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star R. Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

The Coming Storm – Act 2 (Scene 4 to Scene 7) – Calvary Temple Sterling Virginia

Act 2, Scene 4

Bill is sitting outside of Starbucks as Jim comes onto the scene. Bill, obviously upset is very thankful for Jim meeting him. Bill reveals to Jim that he was fired from his job as a result of religious persecution. As Jim attempts to encourage Bill to count it all joy, Bill loses his temper. Bill’s heart is fully revealed in this scene and Jim attempts to make sense of what his long time friend is saying. As Bill storms off, announcing that he is leaving Agape Christian Center, Jim is asked to vacate the premises by a uniformed guard (played by Rich) because it is now curfew.

Act 2, Scene 5

This scene is made up of various clips, some with our actors (anchor played by Jay, Kitty Kelly played by Tierney, Mike Snell played by Rick) and some real news clips. Here we are showing persecution on the rise in the workplace. We are also seeing the response to preachers that are saying the end is near and that the recent events are judgment from God.

Act 2, Scene 6

Melissa and Ben are at the table talking. Jim bursts onto the scene, in a rush to head to work. As a knock on the door is heard, Jim shows his frustration. We are seeing further into Jim’s condition in this scene. As Jim opens the door, a social worker (played by Amy) comes and begins questioning Jim and Melissa regarding their son, Tommy. The social worker makes it clear that the family is being investigated due to accusations that Tommy is making against them.

Act 2, Scene 7

Our next scene is of church service being held in Roger’s living room. Pastor Dave is encouraging the saints to prepare themselves as the persecution is increasing. During this scene, Kitty Kelly bursts onto the scene and we learn of accusations that Bill is making against Pastor Dave. Suddenly, two armed civilian police (played by Rich and Jay) force their way in and arrest Pastor Dave as the congregants watch, stunned.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website.

This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star R. Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

The Coming Storm – Act 2 (Scene 1 to Scene 3) – Calvary Temple Sterling Virginia

Act 2, Scene 1

We cut to a newscast, where our anchor reveals that the heart of the earthquake was in Manhattan, but the quake awakened a much larger seismic zone. Quakes and tremors were felt all along the eastern seaboard. Kevin plays the fireman interviewed. The anchor closes by encouraging his listeners to prepare an earthquake readiness kit.

Act 2, Scene 2

In the grocery store, Jim, Melissa, Roger, Martin and Bill are attempting to put together their earthquake readiness kits, but are finding hoarders have stripped the shelves. Very little is left. We also see an officer (played by Rich) patrolling the store to prevent looting. As the group is discussing their dilemma, a mom (played by Jenn) comes on the scene and spanks her child (played by Zack), who was throwing a tantrum in the store. As it was discussed earlier, spanking has been outlawed at this point and the woman is arrested on the spot. A woman, played by Sarita, attempts to take Melissa’s product from her when denied the ability to purchase it from her. Melissa begins to share the importance of preparing our hearts as the group stands in line. When asked what he was doing to prepare, Jim gives a general answer, but also gets himself into trouble with Melissa!

Act 2, Scene 3

A follow-up news report from our anchor shows some of the damages that have occurred from the quake, including partial collapse of the Brooklyn Bridge and water damage to the New York Stock Exchange, which has shut down indefinitely. Due to the extent of damage, the President of the United States has enacted a state of martial law.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website.

This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star R. Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

The Coming Storm – Act 1 (Scene 8 to Scene 12) – Calvary Temple Sterling Virginia

Act 1, Scene 8

We enter the next scene in Jim and Melissa’s kitchen. Melissa is sitting at the kitchen table, reading her bible, when Jim walks in, obviously frustrated. He shares with Melissa his phone conversation with Pastor Dave about Tommy. Just then, in walk Ben and Tommy. The parents now have a similar conversation with Tommy, only this time, more of Tommy’s “perception” of how things “really are” comes out. The conversation ends with Tommy getting some things and going to stay at Justin’s house, a worldly friend of his that Jim and Melissa knew nothing about. The scene ends as Melissa, obviously shaken by her son’s decision, goes to pray, while Jim remains at the table, head in hand.

Act 1, Scene 9

After prayer at church, we see Bill, Roger and Martin in the foyer talking. More character development happens with Bill as we see how he spends his time at work. As Jim enters the scene, it is obvious that his heart is heavy. We see Martin and Roger bringing ministry to Jim and encouraging him to stand strong in the faith. Bill adds very little to the conversation.

Act 1, Scene 10

Melissa again attempts to witness to Sahara. She brings cookies to Sahara and attempts to set up a coffee date. Sahara takes the cookies, but refuses the coffee date albeit less brusque this time.

Act 1, Scene 11

We cut to our news anchor, who is discussing how the government is cracking down on churches. Specifically, it is using the IRS to revoke 501(c)3 status of churches and requiring them to reapply, but they must meet more stringent requirements and function in a manner for acceptable to the government. Our IRS agent is played by Steve.

Act 1, Scene 12

We are in the sanctuary of Agape Christian Center where Pastor Dave is thanking Jim, Bill, Roger and Martin for helping to pack up the church. They are losing the church building as a result of their 501(c)3 status being revoked. Bill is obviously upset with this turn of events and is not walking in the Spirit. He leaves to help the ladies pack up the nursery.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website.

This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star R. Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

The Coming Storm – Act 1 (Scene 3 to Scene 7) – Calvary Temple Sterling Virginia

Act 1, Scene 3

This scene begins with a video of a news anchor, played by Jay, discussing the government’s role in closing down schools that don’t line up with its ideas of what is acceptable for curriculum. We see this played out as the scene continues and we cut to a classroom. Martin, the high school bible teacher at Agape Christian Center, is challenging the kids in his class with the question of what will THEY do when the persecution comes. We see Tommy and Ben, along with other kids (played by Tyler, Cody and Leslie). Entering the classroom is Pastor Dave, played by Jason, and Michelle Grant, played by Tierney. We see a marked contrast between what is defined as acceptable by the government and how Agape Christian Center is raising their children. Based upon their stand, Ms. Grant determines to shut down the school.

Act 1, Scene 4

We are now at the Sunday morning service for Agape Christian Center, where Pastor Dave is finishing his sermon. In the congregation are Jim, Melissa, Ben, Tommy, Martin, Roger and Bill. After completing his sermon, we see the reaction of the congregants and have more character development, especially with Jim and Melissa. Bill also gives further insight as he views this as a “severe” trial.

Act 1, Scene 5

Here we see Melissa inviting her Muslim neighbor, Sahara (played by Anna) to an event at church. Sahara interrupts Melissa and slams the door in her face. Further, she rips up the invitation that Melissa has left at her front door.

Act 1, Scene 6

We now have youth group, as Pastor Dave is working with the kids. Pastor Dave has videos prepared for the kids to watch showing how the stage is being set for Antichrist.

Act 1, Scene 7

Pastor Dave talks to Tommy after the youth group meeting breaks up. Pastor Dave challenges Tommy regarding his walk with the Lord. Tommy, obviously not interested in the line of questioning, makes it very clear he doesn’t have interest in serving the Lord and just wants to be left alone. The scene ends as Pastor Dave is trying to discourage Tommy from walking away from the Lord.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website.

This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star R. Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.