Here is a readers’ theatre setting of Romans
1 2: 1-8, one of the suggested texts for August , 2 1 20 (the tenth Sunday after Pentecost). 1 1
Readers’ Theatre: Romans
1 2: 1-8
(New Living Translation)
One: And so, dear brothers and sisters,
I plead with you to give your bodies to God
because of all he has done for you.
Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.
Two: Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,
but let God transform you into a new person
by changing the way you think.
Then you will learn to know God’s will for you,
which is good and pleasing and perfect.
One: Because of the privilege and authority God has given me,
I give each of you this warning:
Don’t think you are better than you really are.
Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves,
measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.
Two: Just as our bodies have many parts
and each part has a special function,
so it is with Christ’s body.
We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
One: In his grace,
God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.
So if God has given you the ability to prophesy,
speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
Two: If your gift is serving others, serve them well.
One: If you are a teacher, teach well.
Two: If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.
One: If it is giving, give generously.
Two: If God has given you leadership ability,
take the responsibility seriously.
One: And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for August
, 2 1 20 (the tenth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 1 1 A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. 1 6
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