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DARE TO SPEAK – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: confidence, salvation
SCRIPTURE: Mark 3:28-29; 2Cor.3:4-6, Eph.3:11-12
Style: drama/conversation: two young people
. find out that their other friend
. is involved with church.
. Even in the face of ridicule,
. he/she challenges them to consider going.
NOTE: rewrite this to be something else like:
. Awana, Sunday School or College & Career...
Cast: PERSON 1-3 (male or female)
Set & Props: maybe carrying schoolbooks
(PERSON 1 – 3 enter while talking.)
P 1 So, what are we going to do tonight?
P 2 I heard that Phoenix was having a party.
. Her parents are out of town, so it’s
. going to be totally smashin’.
P 1 Then we better get ourselves looking fly!
P 2 I have had my eye on this swank leather jacket.
(PERSON 3 stops walking and faces PERSON 1-2.)
P 3 I thought you said you were broke.
P 2 (hinting) There are ways around that.
P 1 (to P 3) Come on, you can’t go to a party
. like that, looking like this.
P 3 Ah, I have other plans.
P 2 What could be better than a party
. without any parents around?
P 3 I have youth group-
P 1 Wait, isn’t that a church-thing?
(PERSON 1-2 look at each other and break out laughing.
PERSON 3 remains cool.)
P 1 Seriously, you can’t be serious!
P 2 (to P 1) Her parents are probably forcing her
. to go to that.
P 1 Oh, in that case, we totally understand.
. Parents can be so weird and unreasonable.
. So we’ll just help you ditch that.
. You can say that you had homework,
. and we will act as your alibi.
P 2 Yeah, we’ll say – we were all at the library.
P 3 Actually, I want to go.
P 2 To the youth-group-church-thing???
P 3 Yes. At first I thought it was going to be lame.
. But most of the kids there really try to be nice.
. And you’ve got adult leaders there who really care.
P 1 We care!
P 3 About – having fun. But do you even care
. that you might get caught or get into
. some serious trouble?
P 1 (to P 3) Maybe you care too much.
. You can’t worry about those things.
P 3 (lightly) Oh right, we’re just talking about
. the possibilities of – getting arrested;
. getting so smashed that you do something stupid,
. like pick up some STD, or get pregnant,
. or run the risk of od’ing, getting into a car
. driven by someone who should not be driving-
. So – just forget about all these things
. that could alter your life forever.
P 1 Party-killer - you only live once.
P 3 But – our decisions now – not only determine
. our lives here on earth – but our eternity.
P 1 You found the fountain of youth?
P 3 Kind of! Yeah! Not only do people at church
. sincerely care about me, they are teaching me
. about God, who created me with a purpose in life,
. and cares about me so much that He came and
. died for me. I asked Him to forgive my sins.
. I believe this – and so, He has saved me
. from an eternity of punishment. I will now have
. eternal life in heaven with Him- I can call
. the Creator of the universe- my heavenly Father.
P 1 Well, that might be fine for you,
. but I don’t need that crutch in life.
P 3 To get to heaven, you have to be completely
. perfect. I don’t know about you,
. but I certainly make my share of mistakes.
P 2 Well, I make far too many. God could never
. forgive me for everything that I have done.
P 3 The only sin that God cannot forgive,
. is the sin of NOT believing in Him.
P 1 It’s just not very cool. What will
. our other friends think?
P 3 I made my decision. And I decided that I did
. NOT want to live in death for eternity
. just so my friends could think I’m cool.
. I decided that having a life with purpose,
. love, joy, hope, access to God’s strength,
. peace and wisdom – would be way better...
. I was just really tired of feeling so empty.
. Anyway, you are more than welcome to join me.
(PERSON 3 begins to exit, followed by PERSON 1-2.)
P 2 I’ll – definitely think about it.
P 1 (to P 2) Seriously?
P 2 Seriously. Come on.