Two Builders Illustrate the One Foundation for Disciples’ Life and Activities

Two Builders Illustrate the One Foundation for Disciples’ Life and Activities

 Based on Matthew 7:24-29

 POY! SKIT GUIDELINES:

  • In a small group, participants might simply read their lines, or glance at their lines to get the idea so they can speak in their own words.
  • Most POY! skits require no practice in advance.
  • Have any small children play a brief part. Most scripts have an optional part for children, listed last under Participants.
  • Most scripts have a Narrator who should read the script beforehand to see how to keep moving the story along.
  • It is not necessary to employ costumes and objects, unless the skit recommends such.
  • It is not required to have an audience watch the skit. All present may participate.
  • Scripture and paraphrases, if any, usually appear in bold.

PARTICIPANTS:

Disciple (Have water ready. Also serve as Narrator.)
Voice (of Jesus)
Rock man
Sand man (a younger person who can take a joke without getting mad)

Prompter (Optional). Prompter shouts a brief line and Companions repeat it.
Companions (Optional): children and all adults who want to take part. Make sure Companions know who the Prompter is, and that they are to repeat Prompter’s words.

SCRIPT:

Disciple

Jesus concludes His famous Sermon on the Mount by telling us disciples a brief story that reveals the true foundation for all Christian service.

Voice

Everyone who hears my words and obeys them, is like a wise man who builds his house on the rock.

Disciple

(Ask Rock Man to stand by you and pretend he is building.)
Build wisely!

Voice

Now, rain falls, floods come, winds blow and slam against that house.

Disciple

Hear the wind howl loudly!

Prompter &
Companions

(Howl)

Voice

And yet the house does not fall, for it has been founded on the rock.

However, everyone who hears my words and fails to obey them,
is like a foolish man who builds his
house on the sand.

Disciple

(Ask Sand Man to stand by you and pretend he is building.)
Build any way you want!

Voice

A storm comes. The winds howl and slam against that house.

Disciple

Hear that wind howl!

Prompter &
Companions

(Howl)

Voice

Rain falls and floods come.

Disciple

(Pour a few drops of water on Sand Man’s head, and tell him to fall.)
Down you go!

Voice

The house that was built on sand falls, and great is its fall!

Disciple

 

Both the wise man and the foolish man heard Jesus’ words. He was talking about the foundation for any church and for our Christian service. He is the rock.
Our part is to obey his commands. There is no other foundation.

The foundation is not doctrinal; it is relational. Jesus said in John 14:15, “If you love me, obey my commands.”

Bible doctrine is one of the vital things that we build on this foundation. For all eternity we will be learning more and more about God.

DISCUSS:

What is our part in establishing the one foundation for our Christian life?

(Good answer: obeying Jesus’ commands, as He also stated in His Great Commission, ordering with all authority to make disciples by teaching them to obey His commands.)

The 3,000 new believers in the first church in Jerusalem following Pentecost began at once to obey Jesus’ commands. What basic commands of Jesus did they obey from the start?

(Good answer: Repent, Baptize, Celebrate Communion, Give, Love (seen in their fellowship and giving), Pray, Make disciples (apply God’s Word, send workers).)

 

 

 

 


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