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GIFTS OF GOD – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC:        gifts
SCRIPTURE:    Rom. 1:11, 3:24, 6:23, 11:29, 12:7;
.             1Cor. 7:7, 12:1, 12:4, 14:1;
.             2Cor. 9:12, 9:15;  Eph. 2:8;  2Tim. 1:6;
.             James 1:17;  1Pet. 1:4, 4:10
Style:        speak theater style/scripture readings:
NOTE:         You can have the scripture passages
.             up on a screen, or have one or two people
.             flipping through signs with the passages
.             written on them as each verse is being
.             said, either by memory or read from a Bible
.             (with the script inserted into the Bibles).
.             Have the actors read/recite with
.             great emotion and energy as applicable
.             to the verses without long pauses
.             in between verses – keep it moving.
.             To make it more interesting, you can have
.             actors move around in patterns or groups.
.             If you have many actors, you can have them
.             enter and exit, each having one verse.
Cast:         up to 26 PEOPLE
Set & Props:  slides or signs of scripture passages
.             so that they are referenced, but that
.             time is not taken up by saying them


SCRIPT:

ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  God offers everyone a gift:

Romans 6:23          For the wages of sin is death,
.                    but - the free gift of God -
.                    is eternal life
.                    in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  The gift of God saves us:

Ephesians 2:8        God's grace has saved you
.                    because of your faith in Christ.
.                    Your salvation doesn't come
.                    from anything you do.
.                    It is God's gift.

Romans 3:24          The free gift of God's grace      2
.                    makes all of us right with Him.
.                    Christ Jesus paid the price
.                    to set us free.

Romans 11:29         God does not take back His gifts.
.                    He does not change His mind
.                    about those He has chosen.

1 Peter 1:4          HE - has given us new birth
.                    so that we might share
.                    in what belongs to Him.
.                    It is a gift
.                    that can never be destroyed.
.                    It can never spoil
.                    or even fade away.
.                    It is kept in heaven for you.

ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  The gift of God is appreciated:

2 Corinthians 9:15   Let us give thanks to God
.                    for His gift.  It is so great
.                    that no one can tell
.                    how wonderful it really is!

(A pause and slight change of some sort is recommended.)


ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  God gives His children other gifts:

1 Corinthians 12:1   Brothers and sisters,
.                    I want you to know
.                    about the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  The gifts of God serve us:

Romans 1:11          ...I want to make you strong
.                    by giving you a gift
.                    from the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:7    ...you each have your own gift
.                    from God.  One has this gift.
.                    Another has that.

1 Corinthians 12:4   There are different kinds of gifts.
.                    But they are all given
.                    by the same Spirit.
.                                                      3
James 1:17           Every good and perfect gift
.                    is from God...

ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  The gifts of God are appreciated:

1 Corinthians 14:1   Follow the way of love.
.                    You should also want the gifts
.                    the Holy Spirit gives.

(A pause and slight change of some sort is recommended.)


ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  God gives us gifts to share:

2 Corinthians 9:12   Your gifts
.                    meet the needs of God's people.
.                    And that's not all.  Your gifts-
.                    also cause many people to thank God.

ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  The gifts of God help us
.                    serve others:

1 Peter 4:10         God's gifts of grace
.                    come in many forms.
.                    Each of you has received a gift
.                    in order to serve others.
.                    You should use it faithfully.

Romans 12:7          Is it your gift to serve?
.                    Then serve.
.                    Is it teaching?  Then teach.”

James 1:17           Every good and perfect gift
.                    is from God...

ACTOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  The gifts of God are to be
.                    appreciated:

2 Timothy 1:6        That is why I remind you
.                    to help God's gift grow,
.                    just as a small spark
.                    grows into a fire.
.                    God put His gift in you...