The Promised Land Drama Ministry (PLDM) is a Nigerian interdenominational group that uses Drama to convey the message of Christ.
Their Drama depicts the story of the crucified Jesus and the thief.
According to Luke 23: 32-43, Jesus told a repented thief to be with him in Paradise. So, PLDM draws these messages to describe how Jesus loves a repented heart.
Luke 23: 32-43
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.
34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Repentance Movie Titled, The Sign Post
According to the Bible reading above, Jesus promised the thief to be with him in Paradise. Therefore, in the drama, PLDM depicts the journey of the thief into Paradise.
However, the man’s sins were following him to the judgment seat, and he was condemned to Hell until the mercy of God saved him from the penalty of his sins.