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TEST THE SPIRIT - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: when you hear something, test it
. for yourself to see if it is true
SCRIPTURE: 2Pet.1:19-21, 1Thess.5:19-22, Jude 1:3
Style: allegory/conversation: someone is
. challenged not to believe everything one
. hears, like “this ice-cream sundae is
. the very best,” sometimes you have
. to taste before buying it
Cast: PERSON 1 - 3
Set & Props: sunglasses, ice-cream sundae, spoon
(PERSON 1 enters wearing sunglasses. PERSON 2 waves.
PERSON 1 walks up to them.)
P 1 Why are YOU so happy?
P 2 Life is great!
P 1 Seriously, life is dreary, and dull –
P 2 You’re not - really seeing
. the entire picture, it’s great –
P 1 No – seriously. Life is dark.
. There is no hope. I know from experience.
P 2 Ah, can I just – help you out here for a moment.
P 1 Whatever.
(PERSON 2 reaches over and takes the sunglasses off
of PERSON 1.)
P 2 So, how’s that?
P 1 Oh.
(PERSON 1 spends a moment looking around.)
P 1 Oh! Wow! It’s – so much better.
. It is - brighter. I guess the darkness
. was just my personal perspective.
. Wow, I wonder what else I’ve been missing?
(PERSON 3 walks by eating an ice-cream sundae, 2
mm’ing and aw’ing.)
P 3 This is the best ice-cream sundae ever!
P 1 Really?
P 3 Yeah, you’ve got to get one.
P 2 (skeptically) Is it - expensive?
P 3 Ssssure... but TOTALLY worth it.
P 1 It’s that good, huh?
P 3 Worth every penny!
P 2 I don’t know. Where did you get it?
P 3 Oh, ahhh, from the corner store,
. over there. (pointing)
P 2 I’ve heard stuff about that corner store.
P 3 Hey, you can’t believe everything you hear.
P 2 Exactly. And - what I heard - came from
. a reliable source.
P 1 Come on, let’s go! I want to get one.
P 2 You don’t - maybe just want to –
. taste it first? I mean, before you go
. and spend all of that money?
. Once you buy it, that money is gone.
P 1 Are YOU going to taste it?
P 2 No, I’m good.
P 1 Why don’t you want to taste it?
P 2 I know of a great restaurant that sells
. a great sundae, and I’ve heard bag things –
P 1 I know – bad things about the corner store.
P 2 I just have enough information –
. to know that I don’t have to try it.
P 1 Well, I definitely want to try it. 3
. (to P3) Do you think - I could have a try?
P 3 Oh, ahhhh, I really want it all – for myself.
P 1 Just a bit?
P 3 It’s mine!
P 1 Ah, well, maybe it isn’t worth it then -
P 3 All right. Okay. Here, have a taste.
. But, beware, it will really – change your life.
(PERSON 1 takes a taste, then makes a horrible grimace.)
P 3 Huh? Am I right? What do you think?
. Isn’t it awesome? The best I’ve ever had!
P 1 It’s – horrible. I mean, it looks – so good, but –
. it’s the worst thing I’ve ever tasted. Ever!
P 3 Your loss. Are you sure you don’t want any more?
P 1 I’m sure! Just because it looks good-
P 3 Are you VERY sure? Because it – really is
. an acquired taste – you know. Here,
. have another taste.
P 1 No, I don’t care what you say,
. but I do NOT need another taste.
. I KNOW that tastes bad. Without a doubt.
. And you just said it was expensive.
P 3 And it is worth it. You get used to the taste.
P 1 Why would I want to?
P 3 Hey, your loss.
P 2 I know a great restaurant –
P 3 (while walking away) Not interested.
P 1 I am. I trust your tastes way more than
. that person’s.
(PERSON 1 & 2 exit.)