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STAND FIRM, YOUTH – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: temptation, youth issues
SCRIPTURE: Lk.8:13, Rom.10:13, Gal.5:1,
. Eph.3:14-21, 4:14, 1 Pet.2:21
Style: allegory/conversation: some youth try to
. stand firm next to a Bible, but other youth
. make statements which tempt them into
. running every which way, until they tire
Cast: YOUTH 1 – 6 (2 & 3 could be one person)
Set & Props: podium with Bible (the script can be
. in the Bible for reference)
(There is a Bible on a podium at center stage.
YOUTH 1, 2, 3 enter stage left.)
Y 1 Do you ever get the feeling that you are just
. walking around in circles?
Y 2 Or running and never getting anywhere?
Y 3 Definitely, there must be a reason why we are here
. on this earth, right? Some purpose?
Y 1 (pointing to podium) What’s that over there?
Y 2 Want to check it out?
Y 3 Might as well, we check everything else out.
(YOUTH 1, 2, and 3 walk over. YOUTH 1 reads.)
Y 2 What’s it say?
Y 1 (reading Romans 10:13) “For ‘WHOEVER WILL CALL
. ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.’
Y 3 Is there purpose?
Y 1 (reading 1 Peter 2:21) “For you have been called
. for this PURPOSE, since Christ also suffered
. for you, leaving you an example for you to follow
. in His steps.”
Y 2 Sounds good. I’m in.
Y 3 Me too. Then what?
Y 1 (reading Galatians 5:1) “It was for freedom
. that Christ set us free; therefore keep
. standing firm and do not be subject again
. to a yoke of slavery.”
Y 2 Ahhh, okay.
Y 3 Freedom from what?
Y 1 (shrugs, things, then...) Well, I mean, I feel
. like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders,
. you know? Just standing here – is very
. peaceful... and reassuring. I can see hope.
. And – I can actually feel love.
Y 2 It is nice.
Y 3 But, don’t you feel like you’re missing something?
Y 1 Not even a little bit.
(YOUTH 4 rushes on at stage left.)
Y 4 Hey, if you’re bored over there, come check out
. the bad movie down the street.
(YOUTH 3 rushes toward YOUTH 4. YOUTH 5 steps out
at stage right.)
Y 5 Wow! I’ve just heard the juiciest piece of gossip.
. You’ll never believe this!
Y 2 What? Oh, I want to hear this.
Y 3 Me, too.
(YOUTH 5 waves everyone to upper stage right.
YOUTH 2 and 3 follow eagerly.)
Y 5 Follow me.
Y 2 Tell us.
(YOUTH 6 steps out at lower stage right.)
Y 6 Y’all want the latest iPhone? I know a way
. to get them for free.
Y 1 (standing still) You mean, stealing.
Y 6 Not if you don’t get caught. It doesn’t
. hurt anyone.
(YOUTH 2 and 3 run toward YOUTH 6.)
Y 2 You’re just trying to trick us.
Y 3 I’m so confused, I don’t know what to do.
(YOUTH 5 runs after the group, pleading.)
Y 5 I can help with that. I know where you can
. get some magic meds which will clear
. everything up for you.
Y 2 (stopping) Drugs?
(YOUTH 4 steps back out.)
Y 4 Hey, why don’t you bring that with you,
. and join us over here for a party.
. There’s lot of love to go around.
Y 1 Hey, that’s the furthest thing from real love.
Y 5 You are really missing out, you realize.
. All of us are having fun.
Y 1 Are you so sure about that? Actually,
. I’m way better off right here. Even if I’d be
. all by myself, I’d be way better off right here.
Y 2 How can you be so sure?
Y 1 Because I used to run in circles and not get
. anywhere, and I was empty inside, wondering
. if there was purpose to life. Remember?
. So why in the world, would you want to go back
. to running in circles towards nothing?
Y 6 Hey, if you want something to really believe in,
. I can totally make something up. And it would
. sound way better, too. Like, you have all...
. the power to choose what you believe.
(YOUTH 2 and 3 now run toward YOUTH 6.)
Y 1 Anybody can make that up.
Y 6 Exactly. So why do you think your belief system
. is better than mine?
Y 1 Because I didn’t make it up, I believe in the words
. sent to us from God. (reading Eph.3:14-21)
. “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
. from whom every family in heaven and on earth
. derives its name, that He would grant you,
. according to the riches of His glory, to be
. strengthened with power through His Spirit
. in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in
. your hearts through faith; and that you,
. being rooted and grounded in love,
. may be able to comprehend with all the saints
. what is the breadth and length and height
. and depth, and to know the love of Christ
. which surpasses knowledge, that you may
. be filled up to all the fullness of God.
. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly
. beyond all that we ask or think, according
. to the power that works within us, to Him be
. the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
. to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
Y 6 Wow, people can’t just make that stuff up.
Y 5 Amazing. (to Y 2) You believe this too?
Y 2 Ah, yeah.
Y 4 So if you had something so amazing, why would
. you bother with all this empty, senseless,
. harmful stuff?
Y 3 That’s a good question. Come on.
(ALL follow YOUTH 1 out.)