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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Fun Relief Society Skit on Scriptures

SKIT – SCRIPTURE READING

This skit is set after work, when all of you find yourselves sitting on a park bench talking about your day.  The subject goes to reading scriptures when a non-member friend (teacher) asks if you “have to” read them every day, and isn’t it hard to do? This is by me, but you are welcome to copy and use it anywhere.

Class Member 1
Well, it can be hard.

Class Member 2
Yes, sometimes it is.

Teacher (nonmember)
Well I think it’s silly.  Why should you have to read books written so long ago.  They are SO OLD!

Class Member  3
You mean you’re not sure why they matter today?

Teacher
EXACTLY.  I don’t get it.  I’ve tried to read them but the words all blur together.

Class Member 4
I felt the same way too, at first.

Class Member 5
We’re supposed to study them.  I’m not sure I even know what that means.

Class Member 6

Read and understand them.
Class Member 7

And apply them.

Class Member 8

They are hard to read though, like poetry.
Nonmember
What about God, isn’t he supposed to help you in some way?

Class Member 1
Yes, if we pray for help and guidance.

Class Member 6
Then the Spirit can tell us what God wants us to know and understand.

Class Member 2
And what we can do about what the scriptures say.

Nonmember
Like what?



Class Member 4
Joseph Smith, Matthew, Chapter 1 has a good little lesson on that.

Class Member  3 – takes her scriptures or Iphone from her purse

and reads from Joseph Smith Matthew chapter 1: 41:43
41 But as it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be also at the coming of the Son of Man;

 42 For it shall be with them, as it was in the days which were before the flood; for until the day that Noah entered into the ark they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage;

 43 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.

Nonmember
What does THAT mean?

Class Member  3
I didn’t know at first.

Class Member 8
I know what you mean.  Then I studied it out and read the footnotes and stuff and I got it!

Class Member 1
Me too.  I saw that when Noah tried to get the people to listen to him about God destroying the earth, the people didn’t care to listen. 

Class Member 5
So the scripture compares how these people were acting around Noah to Christ coming again.

Class Member 7`
The expression “knew not” in the 43rd verse means “apathy”, or they didn’t care.

Nonmember
So they were warned by Noah the floods would come, just like we are being warned today?

Class Member 8
You got it!

Class Member 4
Once we figure out what the scripture is saying, and don’t rush through it, it can have direct application to our own lives.

Class Member 2
So in this case we’re being told not to ignore the warnings our prophets are giving us about the latter days and the problems we’ll have before Christ comes again.

Nonmember
Let’s do another one. 

Class Member  3
How about when Jesus talked about the poor woman giving her alms?

Nonmember
What are alms?

Class Member 8:
Money given to the poor.

Class Member 5, pulling out his Iphone to look it  up.
It’s here:

1 And he (Jesus) looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

 4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Class Member 6
So it starts by talking about rich men putting money into the church treasury, or paying tithing or fast offerings. 

Class Member 2
Then Christ contrasted it by making sure the apostles saw the poor widow putting in two mites, which are the smallest coins.

Class Member 7
She didn’t have a husband, so was all alone.

Class Member  3
And she gave all she had.

Class Member 1
The rich gave of their “abundance”, meaning they had more and to spare…so giving didn’t hurt them. 

Class Member 5
But the widow woman put in everything.  The footnote tells us to note that she gave of her heart.



Nonmember
It’s easy to see that Jesus thought better of her than those who just put in a little bit of money compared to how much they had.

Everyone
Yep!

Class Member 4
So we can apply this scripture story to ourselves.  We are to give our all to the Lord and His church, not holding anything back.
We have to decide what else we can give by the Spirit.

Nonmember
Thank you, you guys have all helped! I’m going to study my scriptures too!


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