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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: grace, choices, discipline
SCRIPTURE: Jude, Romans 6:15-18
Style: drama/conversation: men discuss their desire
. to represent God even though they have
. the “freedom” to sin
Cast: MEN 1, 2, 3
(MAN 1 approaches MAN 2 and 3.)
MAN 1 Hey guys, let’s go party. There’s a really cool
. stripper bar down the street.
MAN 2 Ahh, it’s not really my scene.
MAN 3 (to MAN 1) It really shouldn’t be yours either.
MAN 1 What do you mean?
. (mocking) Because we’re Christians?
. Look at it this way, we’re ambassadors.
. No matter what we do, we’re going to heaven.
. Sooo, as ambassadors we have diplomatic immunity.
MAN 3 We’re still supposed to be holy.
MAN 1 We already ARE holy - in God’s eyes.
MAN 3 We should act like it BECAUSE we’re ambassadors.
MAN 1 Come on. Jesus experienced all the same temptations.
. He totally understands.
(Nodding some agreement, MAN 2 starts to go with MAN 1,
but stops when MAN 3 talks.)
MAN 3 But as ambassadors, we chose to represent God.
. We should WANT to best represent God
. because we love Him. Remember everything God
. has done for us: leaving heaven
. in order to suffer and die for our sins-
(MAN 2 returns to stand beside MAN 1.)
MAN 1 Because He loves us so much He wants us
. to have some fun.
MAN 3 Fun? You call getting down in the dirt
. and the manure of sin – fun? At best,
. it is temporary, and empty, and will leave you
. feeling guilty. God wants us to have real fun.
. God doesn’t tell us to stay away
. from certain things because He wants us to suffer.
. He tells us to stay away from certain things
. to protect us and so we can have the most amazing
. life possible. He created us, so He knows
. how we work, and what’s the best way
. to find success, rewards and happiness.
MAN 1 Eh, I’m not the type who needs little "gold stars"
. to feel good about myself. Whatever. I’m going.
MAN 3 Also remember: God disciplines His children!
. You may be going to heaven, but there ARE still
. consequences right here on earth.
MAN 1 So MAY-be I’ll think about it.
(MAN 1 returns to stand by MAN 2 and 3. They all face
MAN 3 Hebrews 12:4-6 tells us,
. “In your struggle against sin,
. you have not yet resisted
. to the point of shedding your blood.
. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement
. that addresses you as sons: My son,
. do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
. and do not lose heart when He rebukes you,
. because the Lord disciplines those He loves,
. and He punishes everyone He accepts as a son."