:-) The Decision Drama (part 1)


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Potential Convert:
One of my friends at school, Sue, has been telling me about Jesus, and God, and well, you know, stuff like that. She says that Jesus is her best friend. She talks to him and everything. I've been to church with her a few times. Everyone there seemed so happy, and they were really friendly and caring.
(FREEZE)
Satan:
You little good for nothing, get here!
Demon
(grovelling) Yes boss, right away Boss.
Satan:
We're about to loose someone to the other side. She is starting to realise that He cares for her. I want this nonsense stopped..... do you hear?
Demon
(grovelling) Yes Boss, anything you say Boss.
(to audience) Good. I get to have some fun for a change! He he he he he.
Potential Convert:
It says right here in God's word "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? God is love and whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him."
Demon
(to PC) Aahh, but you can't see him. How can you live in something that isn't there?
Potential Convert:
But you can't always see things which exist. No-one can see the wind but everyone believes in it; and radio waves, and heat, and well, lots of things.
Demon
Whatever makes you think God loves you and will let you into Heaven. You're not a very good person you know!
Potential Convert:
But Jesus died for me so that I could live eternally.
Demon
You? Nnoooo. That's not possible. God's perfect and you're certainly not - He wouldn't die for you.
Potential Convert:
But He did. it says so right here "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Demon
(to PC) Hold that thought
(with apprehension) Boss, Bo-oss
Satan:
What is it?
Demon
Um, Boss, she wouldn't listen.
Satan:
How dare you come into my presence without succeeding. (shouting) Go and try again!!
Demon
(To PC) You know everyone will avoid you if you become a Christian.
Potential Convert:
But Sue's a Christian, and she's got heaps of friends.
Demon
But you do want to be really popular don't you? You won't be invited out by your current group of friends. You'll be lonely.
Potential Convert:
No, I don't think I would be. Everyone sees Sue as someone who is strong, secure and dependable. God can change me to be like that, God can do anything.
Demon
OK, do as you wish, but it'll be pretty boring, sitting around singing hymns, praying and reading the Bible in your spare time. Come-off-it, that's not your style. You won't have any fun.
Potential Convert:
It can't be boring. The people at Sue's church are so full of life, and joy. They don't look the least bit bored.
Demon
(goes back to Satan - really grovelling) Oh Boss, Prince of Darkness, ruler of the Earth, King of the underworld, Beast of destruction.....
Satan:
Yes, yes what is it?
Demon
I lied to her about everything, and Boss I was very convincing.....
Satan:
So then she believed you....(pause, Demon looks embarrassed, ashamed) I thought not: (Satan shouting) Fool! I send you out to do a simple task and you can't even cope with that. Worthless idiot You'll pay for this. I'll show you again how it's done. (Satan walks to PC, speaks firmly but softly) God loves you so much doesn't he? He really wants you to be happy. He wants the very best for you (pause) You're still very young though. You've got the rest of you're life to plan for, a career to get started, perhaps marriage and a family. Don't rush into it. You don't want to make the wrong decision. By all means go to church with Sue if you really want to, but always remember that you've got plenty of time to make the big commitment ... plenty of time.
Demon and Satan:
(person mouths with them) Plenty of time.
(all freeze, then all walk off stage)
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Last changed: Saturday 12 August 1995