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CHURCH-GOING ATTITUDES – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: no excuses, we need to go!
SCRIPTURE: 1Chr.15:16; Ps.33:3; Ps.150:5; Mal.3:10;
. John 5:44; Rom.12:11; 1Cor.1:17-18;
. James 5:9; Heb.10:24-25; 1Pet.4:9-10
Style: drama/conversation: as someone gives
. his reasons why he’s not going
. to church anymore, his friends keep
. coming up with positive responses
. until he sees his own critical spirit
Cast: FRIENDS 1-3 (can be male or female)
Set & Props:
(FRIENDS 1-2 enter from one direction while chatting.
FRIEND 3 enters from another direction.)
FRIEND 1 Sounds like a great idea, I want to hear
. more about that-
FRIEND 2 Oh look, there’s (name).
FRIEND 1 (to F3) Hey! (name)! Haven’t seen you
. in a while. What – have you been up to?
FRIEND 2 Yeah, haven’t seen you in church – in like –
FRIEND 3 Yeah, well, I’ve been really busy.
FRIEND 2 Are you working Sundays now?
FRIEND 3 No-no, but I work so hard during the week,
. I’m just really tired by the weekend.
. It’s nice to sleep in once in a while.
. You know, to get a good parking spot
. at church– you have get there so early!
FRIEND 1 I know! Isn’t that awesome!
FRIEND 2 Yeah, not only have more people been
. attending faithfully, but we’ve had such
. a large conversion growth!
FRIEND 3 THAT’S hard to believe. I always find
. the pastor’s sermons so boring.
FRIEND 1 Hey! Wasn’t his last sermon powerful?
FRIEND 2 God’s words are always so relevant!
. Puts the things of life into perspective.
FRIEND 3 Well, there ARE other priorities in life.
FRIEND 1 Definitely, putting God as my top priority-
. helps to influence every other priority!
. I can always sense a huge difference
. when I‘ve had to miss church- like
. something is - just - missing.
FRIEND 2 Yeah, God deserves all the honor and glory!
. The more thankful I am, the more I want
. to praise and worship Him-
FRIEND 3 Except, it’s really difficult to get into
. a worshipful mood when the music is so loud.
FRIEND 1 Praise God with the loud cymbal!
FRIEND 2 I love when we’re all singing our hearts out!
FRIEND 3 But they rarely play songs that I know.
FRIEND 1 Didn’t you LOVE that new song last week?
FRIEND 2 Sing a new song unto the Lord! It’s such
. a refreshing thing. I may not sing the best,
. but I love giving it my all.
FRIEND 3 And talk about giving - every so often
. they give that message about “giving.”
. THAT should be a personal decision!
FRIEND 1 You know, as long as I’ve been tithing,
. I’ve never been in need of anything.
FRIEND 2 God blesses us in so many ways! I always
. look at it like – God has given us everything-
. and lets us keep 90 percent of it.
. Why would I NOT want to give even more?
FRIEND 3 There’s only so much a person can give.
. Even my time is precious.
FRIEND 1 There’s nothing like serving in some way
. that matches up to one’s gifts and talents!
FRIEND 2 Yeah! Not only are you serving God
. and others, and feel good about THAT –
. but you really get a LOT closer to people
. that way!
FRIEND 3 How can THAT happen? So many people
. take things for granted. You work hard -
. but never get recognized-
FRIEND 1 I got such a nice thank-you note
. from the Sunday school director.
. Not that I was expecting that.
FRIEND 2 I’m just thrilled for the opportunity
. to serve the God who does so much for us.
FRIEND 3 Are we talking about the same church here?!
. You know, the one where they can’t ever
. get the temperature just right?
. The one where huge divisions happen over
. petty issues? The one that’s filled
. with critical people who never think
. anyone or anything is good enough? – Oops!
FRIEND 1 We still go to (church name).
FRIEND 2 Yeah. SURE we go through some rough spots,
. but as we work them out – we learn things
. and grow closer to God and each other.
FRIEND 3 Perhaps I need to start attending again-
. this time - with a better attitude.