Readers' Theatre: Romans 12: 9-21

Here is a readers’ theatre setting of Romans 12:9-21, one of the suggested scripture texts for August 28, 2011 (the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost).

Readers’ Theatre
(based on Romans 12: 9-21)

One:     Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them.

Two:    Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

One:     Love each other with genuine affection,
            and take delight in honoring each other.

Two:    Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.

One:     Rejoice in our confident hope.
            Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Two:    When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.
            Always be eager to practice hospitality.

One:     Bless those who persecute you.
            Don’t curse them; instead, pray that God will bless them.

Two:    Be happy with those who are happy,
            and weep with those who weep.

One:     Live in harmony with each other.
            Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people.
            And don’t think you know it all!

Two:    Never pay back evil with more evil.
            Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 
            Do everything you can to live in peace with everyone.

One:     Dear friends, never take revenge.
            Leave that to the righteous anger of God.
            For the Scriptures say,

Two:    “I will take revenge;
            I will pay them back,”  says the Lord.

One:     Instead,

Two:    “If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
            If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
            In doing this, you will heap
            burning coals of shame on their heads.”

One:     So don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

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