Jun 16, 2013

Readers' Theatre: Galatians 6: 1-16

Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of Galatians 6: 1-16.  It is set for two voices.

Readers’ Theatre: Galatians 6: 1-16

One:     Dear brothers and sisters,
if another believer is overcome by some sin,
you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person
back onto the right path.

Two:     And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 

One      Share each other’s burdens,
and in this way obey the law of Christ. 

Two:     If you think you are too important to help someone,
you are only fooling yourself.

One:     You are not that important.

Two:     Pay careful attention to your own work,
for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done,
and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 

One;     For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

Two:     Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers,
sharing all good things with them.

One:     Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God.
You will always harvest what you plant. 

Two:     Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature
will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature.

One:     But those who live to please the Spirit
will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 

Two:     So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.
At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing
if we don’t give up. 

One:     Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity,
we should do good to everyone—

Two:     especially to those in the family of faith.

One:     Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised
want to look good to others.
They don’t want to be persecuted
for teaching that the cross of Christ alone can save. 

Two:     And even those who advocate circumcision
don’t keep the whole law themselves.
They only want you to be circumcised
so they can boast about it and claim you as their disciples.

One:     As for me,
may I never boast about anything
except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Two:     Because of that cross,
my interest in this world has been crucified,
and the world’s interest in me has also died. 

One:     It doesn’t matter whether we have been circumcised or not.
What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. 

Two:     May God’s peace and mercy be upon all who live by this principle;
            they are the new people of God.