The item created quite a stir: a prize to be coveted.
Who would win it? Where would they put it? How long before a parent tossed it in the trash?
I teach an evangelism/drama class for 8-13 year-olds at my church and the homework is to hand out one tract a day for the duration of the class. Also, I write a little humorous evangelism-oriented script for them to act out in front of the parents which they perform on the last day of class. The purpose of this class is two-fold: Obviously, I want the children to develop a zeal for the lost; I also want their parents to follow the children’s example. When the skit is performed, the audience gets to hear a clear presentation of the use of the Law and Gospel in a witnessing encounter.
Back to the prize. As an added incentive, each time the kids write a paragraph about their experience handing out a tract, they get points, which earns them candy. The top of the class wins this awesome, beautiful, majestic, Grand Prize Trophy:
Eat your heart out, folks!
Here’s a sample script. Feel free to use this for your own kid-evangelism class. Email me if you would like my other scripts.
Eternity & Your Friends
Cast of characters:
Chris and Jamey are Christian kids.
Allen and Joey are obnoxious boys
Sally and Billy are two very good girls
Chris: “How are all of you doing?”
Jamey: Yeah, how’s it goin’ you guys?
Allen : “Awful!”
Sally: I’m great!
Billy: I’m cool, dude!
Joey: Why do you care?
Chris: Well, we want to give each of you a million dollars!
Jamey: There is enough for everybody! (She hands them out to each person.)
Allen, Sally, Billy:These are sooo cool!
Joey: These are lame; they’re not real.
Chris: Yeah, but what is on the back is real!
Jamey: Do you know the Million dollar question?
Joey:(Reading the back of the bill) “The million dollar question: Will you go to Heaven? Here’s a quick test…” Ahh, I’m going to Hell.
Allen: Me too.
Sally: Not me!
Billy: Me neither. I’m going to Heaven because I’m a good Person!
Chris: Do you think you’ve kept the 10 Commandments?
Allen: Not me. I can’t keep anything. I had a goldfish once and I dropped it, and accidentally stepped on it.
Sally & Billy:We’ve kept all of them. We are gooood persons!!!
Joey: No you’re not. I know both of you! They’re lying! They’re lying!
Jamey: Well let’s find out if you are good persons. Have you ever told a lie?
Sally & Billy: No!
Allen & Joey: Liars, liars, pants on fire!
Sally: Yes I’ve lied.
Billy: Me too…
Chris: What does that make you?
Sally & Billy: Liars.
Allen & Joey: HA,Ha,Ha,Ha, Ha!!! Told ya! Ha Ha..ha..ha!
Chris: Ever stolen anything or hated anyone?
Sally: Just a cookie.
Billy: A penny from my brother.
Allen: (To Joey) I hate you!
Joey: (To Allen) I hate you too! (They start pushing each other around.)
Jamey: Jesus says that if you hate someone, then that is murder.
Chris: And if you’ve stolen one thing then that makes you a thief.
Sally: Then that makes us… Liars… thieves… and…
Joey: MURDERERS!! MURDERERS!
Billy: I guess we are not good people after all.
Allen: We knew that!
Chris: The Bible says that if you break just one Commandment then that is sin.
Billy: And if you are found guilty on Judgment Day, you will go to Hell forever!
Joey: You’re not kidding?
Allen: Oh no. I’m guilty.
Sally & Billy: We are too. (On their knees begging) What must we do to be saved?!!!
Chris: The 10 Commandments leave all us all guilty before God.
Joey & Allen: (On their knees begging) What must we do to be saved?!!!
Jamey: You must repent. Turn away from your sins.
Chris: And trust in Jesus. “For God so loved the world…”
Sally, Billy, Allen, Joey: “…that He gave his one and only Son, that whosoever should believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life!”
Jamey: (Astonished) You know that verse?
Chris: (Astonished, too.) How in the world do you know that verse?
Jamey: You guys seemed so ornery and clueless!
Chris: What’s up with that?
Joey: It’s a simple explanation, really.
Allen: It’s quite elementary, my dear Watson.
Chris & Jamey: Then tell us! Tell us!
Allen, Sally, Billy, Joey: WE’RE PASTORS’ KIDS!!!