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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reader's Theater: All Things Right (Reconciliation)

















Adapted from 2 Corinthians 5:16-21



1: So we have stopped judging others from a human point of   view.

3: Oh we have, have we?

1: At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!

2: Christ, who’s that?

4: Jesus, the God who loves you.

1: (nods) This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.

4: The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

3: We could use some new life around here.

2: I’d sure would like a new life! But that would be too hard for someone like me.

1: And all of this is a gift from God,

4: See, it’s a gift! You can have it right now! It’s free for everyone!

3: Free? Everyone? I never win anything.

1: (nods) And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.

2: Christ – That’s the one who loves me? (starting to get excited) All this is a gift from Him?

4: That’s right.   And God has given us this task of forgiving people and drawing them to Him.

2: You mean, I have to be nice to him? (looks over at number 2)

1: Well, God was in Christ, forgiving the world, and stopped counting people’s sins against them.

4: And he gave us this wonderful message of forgiveness.

2: So we are Christ’s ambassadors;

1: God is making his appeal through us.

4: So; We speak for Christ when we plead,

1,2,4:  (turn to number 2) “Come back to God!”

3: Are you sure He’d want me?

2 & 4: (step close to 3 and put arms around)

1: For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.