The Christian Life
Grandes lignes: 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.
|Numéro de texte:||010|
|Thème:||Salvation; Leaving old way, begin new way; Sin, disobedience; Joy, happiness, rejoicing; Holy Spirit; Saviour of Sinful Men; Broad & Narrow Ways; Children of God|
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Would you like to know what it means to become a Christian? (*) Life is like a broad road crowded with many people. Each person carries on his back a heavy load of sin. "All have sinned". (PAUSE 5 SEC.)
At different times, above the din and noise of wayside attractions, music is heard. (Pause 5 sec.) A voice calls out, "Come unto Me, all . . that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Some trudge on unheedingly along the road. Does no one hear?
(VOICE) "Come out from among them and be separate and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you and will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters." (IF POSSIBLE INSERT PART OF AN INVITATION SONG HERE.)
A few people stop a minute to listen but shift their loads and plod on. Finally one in the throng hears the Voice and turns to listen. For a moment he is undecided; then he leaves the crowded road and steps into a narrow path and begins deliberately walking in the opposite direction. He is teased and taunted by the people on the wide road, - "You'll never get anywhere in the world, doing that." The man does not care, - he laughs; (LAUGHS) for the terrible, terrible load of sin has rolled from 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.;_or_ SPEAK THE WORDS OF A STANZA OR CHORUS;_or_ PAUSE 3 SEC.)
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 Christ will make in your life! "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Listen to His voice: "I am the Bread of Life; he that comes to Me shall never hunger and he that believes on Me shall never thirst."
"Today if you hear His voice, harden not your heart!"
Sound effects: Crowds, music References: Rom. 3:23, Matt. 11:28, II Cor. 6:17, II Cor. 5:17, John 6:35, Heb. 4:7