- BibleStorySkits.com - http://biblestoryskits.com -

Forgiving Brings Relief and Happiness


About 5 minutes, applies Eph. 4:32; 6:1–4

Participants (No need to memorize lines; the aim is to inform, not perform)
   Denise
   Marcie
   Prompter     Shout a brief line and Echoes repeat it.
   Echoes        Children and all adults who want to take part. Echoes need no script.

Denise

Listen, Marcie, you should not date that boy.
He’s immature and an unbeliever. Leave him!

Marcie

But I don’t want to hurt him, Denise.

Denise

You’re inviting trouble, Marcie, for him and you both.
God forbids believers to bind themselves together
with unbelievers.

Marcie

Well, okay. I’ll drop him.
I want a marriage and family like yours.
Your home is so peaceful, Denise!
In my house, all we do is quarrel.

Prompter & Echoes

Squabble, squabble!

Denise

Marcie, Jesus said to be peacemakers
and to seek reconciliation.
I pray for you, that you’ll forgive again and again
as Jesus said to do,

Prompter & Echoes

Seventy times seven!

Marcie

I try to forgive my mom, but I cannot!
She so selfish! I cannot even hold a conversation with her;
she only nags me, Denise. I cannot do anything to suit her.
And she…

Denise

(Interrupt) Whoa! Enough!
Marcie, Jesus forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Confess to your mom that you have wronged her,
and ask her forgiveness.

Prompter & Echoes

Precious forgiveness!

Marcie

Ask my mom to forgive me?
You must be kidding, Denise!
I’m the one that’s been hurt!
My mom should ask for my forgiveness.

Denise

No, Marcie. It doesn’t work that way.
Without Jesus, she’ll never initiate heartfelt reconciliation.
You must do it.
Break the endless cycle of hurting and getting even.

Marcie

But how?

Denise

Confess to your mom your wrongs and ask her to forgive you.

Marcie

But mom’s so selfish!
She deliberately plans stuff for me that spoils my plans, and…

Denise

Stop, Marcie! You only hurt yourself
to keep going over all that strife.
Don’t let it fester! Now, tell me honestly,
have you done things to hurt your mom?

Marcie

Yeah, but she deserved it.
She crabs at me, so I sass back.
I can’t help it, Denise.

Denise

Yes, you can, Marcie!
Let God’s Holy Spirit fill your heart with love for your mom.

Prompter & Echoes

Love your mom!

Marcie

(Groan) Oh! Please pray for me, Denise.

Denise

God will help you, Marcie, just as he helped me.
Otherwise, round and round goes the endless cycle!
She hurts you, and you hurt her.
Get off the devil’s merry-go-round!

Denise

Jesus said if two or three agree on anything in his name
then it will be bound in heaven. Let’s agree now
that by God’s grace you’ll forgive your mom.

Marcie ‘

Oh! Dear Jesus, I agree with Denise, to receive your help
to forgive my mom!

Prompter & Echoes

Amen!

Marcie

I will confess to mom the bad stuff I have done to her,
and ask her forgiveness. Oh! I feel better already!
Oh, thank you, Denise; and thank you, Lord Jesus!

Prompter & Echoes

Thank you, Lord!

Denise

A week goes by and I meet again with Marcie.
Hear what she has to say now.

Marcie

I begged mom to forgive me for sassing and stuff.
She looked at me, shocked.
I told her I’d found Jesus.
She cried, and asked me to forgive her, too.
We hugged, and tears flowed.
Mom knows Jesus now, too!

Prompter & Echoes

Victory and joy!