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OBEYING GOD – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: obedience to God over men
SCRIPTURE: Eph.6:1, Acts 5:29, Titus 3:1,
. Heb.11:8, 13:17, 1 Pet.1:13-16
Style: drama/conversation: children have
. a discussion on obedience
Cast: CHILDREN 1-7
Set & Props: 2 Bibles, 2 pamphlets
(CHILD 1 & 2 walk out from stage right, carrying Bibles
C1 I’m still confused.
C2 About what?
C1 Well, the Awana leader said that –
. as a Christian -
. I have been set free
. from my sins and the law.
C1 But I should STILL obey the law?
. Even though I’m FREE?
C2 Yes. Your sins have been forgiven,
. so it doesn’t matter
. what you do or don’t do,
. you will go to heaven.
. But what you do or don’t do –
. while you are still here on earth –
. that still means SOMETHING.
C1 WHAT does it mean?
C2 There are still consequences.
. Like, let’s say
. a Christian stole something,
. they’d still go to heaven,
. but here on earth they could go to jail.
. Look, God still wants us to TRY to obey –
. with His help of course.
C2 Because as Christians,
. we should be an image of God.
. It’s like the acorn
. not falling too far from the tree.
C2 You know? Like, when people say,
. “You are so much like your dad.”
C1 Is that actually such a GOOD thing?
C2 Well, it is if you have a good father.
. And, well, God - is our perfect heavenly Father.
C1 Oh, so if He’s our Father,
. we should ONLY obey Him.
C2 God is like... the top dog.
. We should obey Him above all else.
C1 What else?
C2 Seriously, don’t you listen
. when you’re in Sunday School or church?
C1 I guess I should start.
C2 Look, we’re supposed to ALSO obey authority.
. That means - church leaders, parents,
. and the government and their laws.
C1 In that order?
C2 Look, God comes first.
. If any of those others would tell you
. to do something that went against
. what God tells you,
. then you should NOT obey them.
. OTHERWISE, we should obey them.
C1 But there are so many rules! It’s too much.
C2 It’s pretty simple actually.
. Well, God’s rules are simple,
. PEOPLE like to make things complicated.
C1 Which rules are God’s?
C2 Basically, it all comes down to: 3
. love God, love others.
C1 That is really simple.
. Hey, I’m done reading this.
. Did you want to have it?
C2 Naw, I have one already.
(CHILD 3 enters from stage left and walks by
as CHILD 1 and 2 start to walk again.
CHILD 1 crumples up the pamphlet and drops it.
CHILD 3 sees this.)
C3 Hey, you. You do know
. that it’s against the law to litter?
. I saw you drop that on the ground.
. You really should pick it up.
. You could be fined, you know.
C1 But I don’t want it anymore.
. I’m tired of carrying it around with me?
C2 It IS the law.
C1 Oh? But does God support this law?
C2 What do you think?
. Does it say anywhere in the Bible
. that we SHOULD litter?
C1 Nooooo. All right then.
(CHILD 1 picks up the pamphlet and smoothes it out.)
C3 You should really take it home with you
. and put it into the recycling.
C2 That’s a great idea.
(CHILD 3 exits to stage right. CHILD 4 and 5 enter
from stage left. Seeing CHILD 1 and 2,
they approach them like they are really tough.)
C4 Hey, YOU.
C5 Yeah, we’re talking to both of you.
C4 How about doing a really cool thing
. and helping us out?
C2 What do you need?
C1 (to C2) I want to be cool.
C5 We need you to pop into that store over there
. and get us some candy.
C2 Why can’t you do it?
C4 They already know us there.
C1 I don’t have any money on me.
C5 Well, that’s okay. We don’t expect you
. to actually pay for it.
C2 So you want us to steal?
C4 Ah, we really don’t like to call it that.
. It’s more like borrowing.
. They have insurance, you know.
C2 But that’s still stealing.
C5 Do you want to be cool, or not?
C1 (to C2) I want to be cool.
C2 (to C1) Stealing is not cool.
C4 Ah, and here I thought you two would be cool.
. Come on, we’ll find some other chumps.
(CHILD 4 and 5 exit by stage right.)
C1 (to C2) I want to be cool.
C2 Stealing is NOT cool. It’s wrong. Look...
. (flipping the Bible open to Exodus 20:15)
. “You shall not steal.”
C1 Well, what if our pastor told us to steal?
. We are supposed to listen
. to our Sunday School teachers and pastor.
. It might be for a good thing.
C2 It goes against what God says.
. Stealing is stealing, no matter what.
. That’s why you want to study your Bible.
(CHILD 6 enters from stage left and sees CHILD 1.)
C6 Hey, Mom says you’re supposed to
. sweep the driveway before bedtime.
C6 Hey, I had to wash the dishes.
C1 But sweeping the driveway? Can’t it wait?
C6 Mom was saying something about –
. “do it now – when the cars are not parked on it –
. because we’re getting company tomorrow –
. and the dog chewed through the garbage bag –
. so there’s garbage everywhere.”
. Anyway, Mom said.
(CHILD 6 exits back to stage left. CHILD 1 turns
to CHILD 2, trying to reason things out.)
C1 THAT must go against God’s laws, right?
. I mean, I’ve got to get my sleep.
. There’s school tomorrow.
C2 You’re going to go straight to bed
. when you get home?
C1 Well, no, I’ll probably
. play a few computer games first.
C2 So you WOULD have time to sweep the driveway?
C1 Whyyyy? Oh let me guess,
. the Bible tells me to obey my parents.
. But does it go against what God says?
C2 Well, does it?
(CHILD 1 flips through the Bible looking for something.)
C1 I’m looking.
C2 You’re looking for a verse
. that says what exactly?
C1 That... sweeping the driveway
. on a school-night is wrong.
C2 Good luck with that. 6
. It’ll be quicker if you just
. sweep the driveway.
C1 (grunting) I’m just too tired to do that.
C2 Well, if you obey in faithfulness,
. I know that God will help you
. through this - painful ordeal.
C1 What – and are you so perfect?
(CHILD 7 enters from stage left and looks at CHILD 2.)
C7 Dad says you better come home right now
. and get your homework done.
C2 Ahhhhh, I don’t want to.
C7 Dad said.
C2 Okay-okay. (looking up)
. Lord, please give me strength and wisdom.
. (to C1) See you tomorrow.
(CHILD 1 waves, and they both exit stage left.)