The Christian Life (adapted for combined script)

Outline: Allegory type of presentation. Dramatized. Life is like a crowded road - all carry heavy burdens - load of sin. One hears the call to come for rest and responds amid jeers of crowd. His load disappears, and Jesus walks beside him. Adapted for an integrated-script program.

Script Number:010
Language:English
Theme:Salvation; Leaving old way, begin new way; Sin, disobedience; Joy, happiness, rejoicing; Holy Spirit; Saviour of Sinful Men; Broad & Narrow Ways; Children of God
Audience:General
Style:Monolog
Genre:Allegory
Sophistication:Simple
Purpose:Evangelism
Bible Quotation:Direct
Status:Approved

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Script Text

Would you like to know what it means to be a Christian?

Life is like a broad road crowded with many people. Each person carries on his back a heavy load of sin. The Bible says that "All have sinned." (Pause) Above the noise of the world around us, a voice calls out, "Come to Me, all you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Some people take no notice and keep walking along the road. Does anyone hear? The voice calls out, "Come out from among them and be separate. Do not touch any unclean thing. I will receive you and will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters." (If possible insert part of an invitation song here.) A few people stop to listen, but then go on. Finally, someone in the crowd turns to listen. For a moment he is undecided; then he leaves the crowded road and steps into a narrow path and begins walking in the opposite direction. People on the broad road ridicule him, saying, "You'll never get anywhere in the world, on that road." The man does not care, he laughs; for the terrible load of sin has rolled off his back and is gone. The old habits and sinful pleasures are left behind. (Sing all or part of song "Rolled away, rolled away", or "Gone, gone, gone," etc.) At first he thinks he is alone on this narrow road, but Jesus, the Lord, comes near and walks with him. He fills this man's heart with such a joy and peace and contentment that he could never want to return to the life of sin. God puts His Holy Spirit in his heart so that the man knows he is a child of God, a believer.

You, too, can become a child of God through believing in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour. When you have done this, what a new and wonderful change He will make in your life! "Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new."

Listen to His voice: "I am the Bread of Life; he that comes to Me shall never hunger, and the person who believes in Me shall never thirst."

"Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart!"

References: Rom. 6:23, Matt. 11:28, II Cor. 6:17, II Cor. 5:17, John 6:35, Heb. 4:7