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JESUS’ WORK ON THE CROSS - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: visual poem of salvation
SCRIPTURE: Romans 5:1-21
Style: visual poem/visual aid to demonstrate our
. need for salvation and how God provides it,
. and what we have to do to get it using
. colored cards to represent states of being
Cast: 4 to 17 people (see note below)
Set & Props: cardboard/s: white, black, red, green
. (all should have white on the other side)
NOTE: - make sure you do not cover your faces
. so everyone can hear properly
. - if you only have 4 people, only
. hold up the color as the person speaks,
. then put the color back down.
. - you can have the lines written on
. the back of the cardboards if needed
. - or you can have one or two people reading
. all of the lines (alternating colors)
. - you could get creative with 16 people
. by forming a square starting at the bottom
. with people sitting, kneeling, etc.
. At the end, when all boards flip over,
. it would form one big white square,
. or you could form a cross.
WHITE God made people,
. and He loved them as His children.
BLACK But the people chose to disobey God anyway,
. and brought sin into the world.
RED Where there is sin,
. there is spiritual death and separation from God.
. Because God is holy, God cannot be near sin.
GREEN But God wanted to be close to His people.
WHITE Long ago, God told the people to make sacrifices,
. because He loved them.
BLACK Whenever the people would sin,
. they needed to show that they were sorry.
RED The people had to sacrifice an animal to God 2
. to cover their sins.
GREEN But God still wanted to be closer
. with His people.
WHITE God sent His Son down to earth as Man,
. because He loved the people.
. Because He loves YOU.
BLACK God knows that people are born with sin
. and that they all have to die.
. You are born with sin in your life.
RED So Jesus died - for all people,
. Jesus was - the perfect sacrifice.
. Jesus died for YOU.
GREEN And after three days, Jesus rose from the dead,
. because God wants to be close with His people.
. God wants to be close with YOU.
WHITE God loves us so much -
. He wants all of us to be His children.
. He wants YOU to be His child.
BLACK But we are born with sin in our lives,
. and we have to choose to turn away from our sins.
. YOU have to ask God to forgive your sins.
RED When we accept Jesus into our hearts and lives
. as King and Savior, our sins die with Jesus.
. YOUR sins can die with Jesus.
GREEN This way, God can be forever close
. with His people.
. God becomes our Father,
. and we become His children – forever.
. God wants YOU to be His child.
(ALL turn their cardboards over so ALL are white.)
WHITE And then God remembers our sins no more!
. God wants to be CLOSE – to YOU.