Mon, April 23, 2018

I Am Blessed

This is a reader theater style reading for 3 readers. The success of this piece depends on the way that the readers deliver their lines. Most of the time they are saying basically the same thing, but their tone and attitude are what make the skit work.

Reader One is very excited and knows that he/she is blessed. Reader Two is struggling with the idea of being blessed by God even without material things. Reader Three knows that the Bible says he/she is blessed, but he/she doesn’t exactly believe it. Reader one is happy throughout the skit. Reader Two begins the skit somewhat confused and then becomes amazed at the blessings of God. Reader Three is always a little sarcastic and spiteful.

1. I am blessed!

2. I am blessed?

3. I am blessed.

1. I don’t have much money.

2. I don’t have much stuff

3. I don’t have anything.

1. But I am blessed!

2. But I am blessed?

3. (rolls eyes) But I am “blessed.”

1. God’s presence is always with me!

2. God is with me?

3. Yeah. God is with me. What good does that do me?

1. God has given me joy and peace and purpose!

2. God gives joy and peace and purpose?

3. (still very sarcastic) Does God ever give anything worth something?

1. Money and fame will fade away, but the gifts of God are forever

2. God’s gifts are forever?

3. Forget forever, I want a new car!

1. God’s blessings go deeper

2. (becoming amazed) Deeper?

3. What? Is God giving out submarines now?

1. God blesses my heart, my soul, my deepest parts.

2. (totally in awe now) God can bless my heart?

3. Having what I want have that will bless my heart.

1. Taste and see that the Lord is good

2. His blessings are really worth it?

3. pfwt, I don’t have to taste to know that God’s blessings are worthless

1. Taste and see that God’s blessings are better than you can imagine

2. (almost can’t believe that God would bless him/her in this way) God will give me these blessings?

3. I will stick with things I can see thank you

-short pause-

3. (very dismissive of the whole thing). I am blessed.

2. (very shocked yet happy. This question is one of awe) I am blessed?

1. I am blessed!

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About Me

I don't have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don't have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don't always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the "experts" and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years.

But I love students ministry. I love watching teenagers as they serve God. I love to see them worship and forget about themselves for a while. I love seeing someone wake up to the love of God if only for a little while. I love to see them out serving their community and sharing the love of Christ with others. I love to be a part of their lives and I love seeing the world through their eyes. Like I said, I'm an average youth pastor.

About Nailscars.com

For over 10 years now I have been trying to add creative ideas for use in the local church. In the early days Nailscars.com was just a place to publish some scripts, but it has become a collection of creative ministry resources for youth ministry and worship.

I began writing a blog more to process my own thoughts more than anything else. As I started writing the comments that I got back from people amazed me. As I was honest with my struggles most of them would write and say “Thank you.” “It is just nice to know someone else struggles with these same things,” was a common response.

So this has become a place where I share the struggles and successes of being in youth ministry. I hope that you find something that God can use in your life and ministry.