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HOPE – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: where do we put our hope?
SCRIPTURE: Eph.1:7-23, 2:12; Col.2:24-29;
. 1Tim.6:17-19; Titus 3:1-8;
. Heb.6:9-20, 10:19-25, 11:1; 1Pet.1:3-21
Style: soliloquies/conversation: people from
. all walks of life explain their hopes,
. which end in doubt – except for the last
. person who explains their hope in Jesus
NOTE: You don’t have to do them all,
. or you can tweak the lines to fit better,
. depending on who your audience is;
. but definitely include the last one.
Cast: CHILD 1-2, TEEN 1-5, ADULT 1-4
(PEOPLE enter, forming a line which builds throughout.
Each person, except for the last, begins enthusiastically
with a lot of hope which wanes and ends in doubt.)
CHILD 1 I made new friends today! I just hope
. they stay my b.f.f.s – like – forever,
. even though I know they get very angry
. when they don’t get their way.
. Like, they have a different best friend
. every year. Like – every year!
. But – they are the cool kids.
CHILD 2 My birthday’s next week. And I just HOPE
. that I get __________ (insert desire).
. I mean, if I do, I’ll be the most
. popular kid on the block.
. And I’m going to be so happy.
. Well, as long as it doesn’t break.
. Or get lost... Or stolen...
. Or someone gets something better.
TEEN 1 I just HOPE I can lose more weight.
. That SHOULD make me feel happier.
. Because if I do, I’ll feel better
. about myself, and I’ll have more friends.
. Right? I’m pretty sure that’s how it works.
TEEN 2 I hope Michael notices me at the party
. tonight. I would give anything
. to have him as my boyfriend.
. It would make my life so complete. Well,
. it would definitely get me out of the house
. more. I don’t care how much my friends
. warn me about him. He can’t be that bad.
TEEN 3 Yep. I’ve decided. Drinking’s not enough.
. I’m going to try drugs next. I just hope –
. THAT will help ease the pain I’m feeling.
. No worries then, right? If I can’t fix
. my problems, I may as well add to them.
TEEN 4 I just hope I can get my grades up.
. I really want to go to UCLA.
. If I can get there – the sky’s the limit.
. That would be the answer to everything.
. Although they say there’s a long
. waiting list to get in...
. Yeah, I have no idea what I’ll do
. if all this doesn’t work out.
TEEN 5 Stealing what I want is easier
. than working for the stuff.
. All I hope is that I don’t get caught.
. And HOPE that I can deal
. with all the guilt I feel afterwards.
PERSON 1 I’ve got my degree! Now all I can do
. is HOPE to get that dream job
. so I can earn millions - so I won’t have
. to worry about anything. And I’ll accept
. nothing less than management level.
. I’ve got really big debts to pay off.
PERSON 2 I got that promotion. Hopefully
. this now gets me to easy street.
. With no other attachments or commitments,
. I will be married to my job, because
. someday – and it better be very soon –
. I want to be CEO of this company.
. All my energy will be climbing
. that corporate ladder! I just don’t want
. to worry about my future. So, as long as I
. don’t get laid off, I should be just fine.
PERSON 3 I’m getting married! So exciting!
. Marriage is going to solve everything.
. I should never be lonely ever again.
. I just hope we don’t drift apart.
. I mean, they say about half of marriages
. end in divorce. But ours shouldn’t.
. Probably. Well, I just hope
. I’m marrying the right guy.
PERSON 4 No matter what happens in my life,
. because I have put all my HOPE
. in Jesus Christ -
. I have nothing to worry about –
. I have nothing to fear.
(ALL suddenly look at PERSON 4. As PERSON 4 exits,
ALL decide to follow after him/her curiously.)