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BE HOLY AND BE FREE - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Assurance, Forgiveness, Freedom, Holiness,
. Sacrifice, Trust
SCRIPTURE: Leviticus, John 3:16, Galatians 5:1
Style: drama/conversation: a new believer is being
. taught legalism until grace is explained
Cast: PERSON 1, PERSON 2, PERSON 3
Set & Props: table, towel, music player, book,
. plate of junk food, cup
(PERSON 1 walks over to the table and sees the music player.
PERSON 2 follows behind carrying a towel and watches.
PERSON 1 reaches for the music player and touches it.)
PERSON 1 Cool.
PERSON 2 No!
(PERSON 1 pulls away. PERSON 2 throws PERSON 1 a towel
to wash his hand. PERSON 1 sees the book and touches it.)
PERSON 1 Interesting.
PERSON 2 No!
(PERSON 1 washes his hand, then stamps his foot.)
PERSON 2 Nooo... no to the attitude.
(PERSON 1 wipes his foot with the towel. Seeing some food
on a plate, PERSON 1 quickly reaches for a chip and eats it.
PERSON 2 panics.)
PERSON 2 NO!
(PERSON 1 washes hand, mouth and tongue, then reaches
for the cup to pick it up.)
PERSON 2 Noooooo!
PERSON 1 Come on! Surely a person should be
. able to –
PERSON 2 (quick to lecture)
. No - you shouldn’t have any opinions.
. God is holy. To go to heaven you must
. be holy. You must be perfect. You must
. be completely and perfectly CLEAN.
(PERSON 1 quickly wipes himself all over with the towel.)
PERSON 2 That includes everything that you do, hear,
. see or say. Just remember that –
. and beware. Can I trust you enough
. to leave you for one second?
(PERSON 2 walks off leaving PERSON 1 frozen.
PERSON 3 enters and sees PERSON 1.)
PERSON 3 Hey, dude, what’s up?... Are you ignoring me?
(PERSON 1 shifts his eyes over, then subtly waves without
raising his arm.)
PERSON 3 What are you doing? Lighten up!
PERSON 1 I can’t, or I’ll sin. I’m – so afraid.
. I’m afraid to move or say anything
. because it’ll probably be wrong.
. If it’s wrong, I can’t go to heaven.
. God is holy and cannot look on sin.
PERSON 3 That’s true, but –
PERSON 1 There are no “buts”!
PERSON 3 Listen up. I don’t know who’s been
. teaching you, but there’s hope.
. Think about it.
PERSON 1 Think? That’s a dangerous proposition.
. What I know is: God came down as a man,
. as Jesus Christ. He loved us so much
. that He died for us. He died for our sins,
. so if we believe in Him, we’ll have eternal life
. in heaven with God. And I’ve done that.
. My sins were forgiven, and now,
. I must not sin again. I must stay clean.
(PERSON 1 still remains rigid.) 3
PERSON 3 Riggghhht. Let me try this again.
. So Jesus came as the spotless Lamb.
. He never sinned, and so became the perfect
. sacrifice for all people of ALLLLL time.
. Once and for all. He paid for all sins –
. past, present and FUTURE. When we accept Him
. as our Savior, He forgives ALLL our sins:
. past, present, and future. So, once all our sins
. are forgiven - we are going to heaven. Period.
PERSON 1 It says we are to confess our sins daily.
PERSON 3 Yes, to own up to our sins - show remorse –
. turn away from that sin and turn back to God.
. God knew we would continue to struggle with sin,
. but notice, God told – God commanded us –
. not to worry about anything. That would
. include us worrying about the next time
. we will sin.
PERSON That means I’ve been sinning?
PERSON 3 Well, yes. Look, even the Apostle Paul
. kept struggling with sin. Don’t you trust God
. and what He promises? It sounds like you
. are going back to trusting in your own efforts
. to be perfect. And that’s impossible.
PERSON 1 It is. And I’m so tired of trying to live
. this way.
PERSON 3 Christianity isn’t a bunch of do’s and don’t’s.
. It’s all about your relationship with God.
. I found you here, afraid to move –
. but you could have still been sinning
. by what was in your heart and what was
. going through your brain! Right?
PERSON 1 Yeah, and there’s no way to wipe that mess up
. with a towel.
PERSON 3 God wants you to soar with the eagles.
. Galatians 5:1 says “It is for freedom that Christ
. has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let
. yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
PERSON 1 Sounds like a commandment to – lighten up.
(PERSON 1 relaxes and faces PERSON 3.)
PERSON 3 Exactly! Hey, let’s go have some fun.
. I’m on my way to a Bible study.
PERSON 1 Fun? At a Bible Study?
PERSON 3 Wow! You have so much to learn. Come on.
And relax, you’re not expected to know
. everything all at once.
(PERSON 3 leads PERSON 1 out.)