No Small Roles

No Small Roles Sermon Illustration

“There are no small roles, only small actors.” This famous line was spoken by Konstantin Stanislavski, the “father of modern acting,” who “required actors who performed in his theatre productions to engage their roles with equal commitment, whether they were lead actors with large roles or supporting actors with few lines or no lines at all” (“Konstantin Stanislavski: ‘There Are No Small Parts, Only Small Actors,” Acting Magazine There are no important lead roles and unimportant background characters. Characters who only appear a few times can have an effect on an entire story. Some characters in the Bible might seem “minor.” They appear only in a verse or two, but they play an important part in what God was doing in the biblical world.