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TURN AWAY FROM SIN - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC:       repentance, holiness
SCRIPTURE:   Zechariah, Acts 14: 15
Style:       allegory/narration: people enter
.            one at a time with their "idols",
.            then turn away from them.
Cast:        3 PEOPLE, NARRATOR
Set & Props: wad of paper money,
.            nondescript magazine,
.            laptop

SCRIPT:

(PERSON 1 enters stage right carrying a wad of money.
Reaching center, he/she kneels down facing stage left.
PERSON 1 strokes and kisses money while counting it.)

NARRATOR  Does God come first in your life?
.         You need to repent
.         and turn from your sin.

(PERSON 1 mimes debating letting go of the money.
Finally she puts the money down and
turns around on her knees to face stage right.
She puts her hands to her eyes to mime crying,
mime a prayer, then reaches her arms up to God.
She remains frozen there.)

(PERSON 2 enters carrying a magazine.
Reaching center, he kneels facing stage left–
just in front of PERSON 1.  Opening magazine and
unfolding a pretend centerfold, he hugs it to himself.)

NARRATOR  Does God come first in your life?
.         You need to repent
.         and turn from your sin.

(PERSON 2 mimes debating letting go of the magazine.
Finally he puts the magazine down and turns around
on his knees to face stage right.
He puts his hands to his eyes to mime crying,
mime a prayer, then reaches his arms up to God.
He remains frozen there.)

(PERSON 3 enters carrying a laptop.                 2
Reaching center, she/he knees facing stage left –
just in front of PERSON 1 and 2.  Placing laptop
on the floor, he opens it up and bows down before it,
pleading and praying to it.)

NARRATOR  Does God come first in your life?
.         You need to repent
.         and turn from your sin.

(PERSON 3 mimes debating turning away from laptop.
Finally he turns around on knees to face stage right.
He puts his hands to his eyes to mime crying,
mime a prayer, then reaches arms up to God.
He remains frozen there.)

NARRATOR  Does God come first in your life?
.         Do you need to repent
.         and turn away from any idols?