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CENTERED IN GOD’S TRUTH - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: heresy, spirit of truth, growth in confidence
SCRIPTURE: John 1:1,14, 1 John 4;1-3a, 3:23; 2 John;
. 2 Timothy 2:15-16; James 2:19
Style: allegory, using a bullseye, people
. show how close their beliefs are to the truth
Cast: PERSON 1, PERSON 2
Set & Props: Bible, bulletin board, target paper,
. 2 big tack markers of different colors,
. garbage can
(PERSON 1 and PERSON 2 walk up to the target paper
that is on the bulletin board. They approach from
opposite directions. PERSON 2 has a Bible. PERSON 1
sticks their tack just on the outside edge of the target.)
PERSON 1 We can BELIEVE in ANYTHING we want.
(PERSON 2 opens Bible and reads, a little self-consciously.)
PERSON 2 Uhhhh, 1 John 3:23 “And this is His command:
. to BELIEVE in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ.”
(PERSON 2 puts their tack just on the inside edge
of the target. PERSON 1 quickly moves their tack
to the edge of the paper of the target.)
PERSON 1 Jesus was only a MAN – a GOOD man – but ONLY a man.
PERSON 2 (looks through their Bible and finally reads)
. John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and
. the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
. And verse 14 says, “And the Word became flesh and
. dwelled among us.” (looking up) Jesus is God.
(PERSON 2 moves their tack in one line toward the center.
PERSON 1 rolls their eyes and moves their tack to the edge
of the bulletin board.)
PERSON 1 We are all GODS! I am a god, YOU are a god –
. if you would just REALIZE that...
. That TREE is also a god.
(PERSON 2 looks through Bible, and grows more confident
as they speak.)
PERSON 2 2 James 2:19 says “If you believe that there
. is ONE God, you do good! Even the demons
. believe that – and shudder.”
(PERSON 2 moves their tack closer to the bull’s eye.
PERSON 1 angrily puts their arms on their hips.)
PERSON 1 What do YOU know?!
(PERSON 1 storms off stage. PERSON 2 says with confidence-)
PERSON 2 2 Timothy 2:15-16 “Do your best
. to present yourself to God as one approved,
. a workman who does not need to be ashamed
. and who correctly handles the word of truth.
. Avoid godless chatter, because those who
. indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
(PERSON 2 turns toward the congregation and repeats
PERSON 2 1 John 4:1-3 says, “Dear friends, do not believe
. every spirit, but test the spirits to see
. whether they are from God, because many
. false prophets have gone out into the world.
. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God:
. Every spirit that acknowledges that
. Jesus Christ has come in the flesh
. is from God, but every spirit that does
. not acknowledge Jesus is NOT from God.”
(PERSON 2 takes person 1’s tack off the board and
throws it into the garbage.)