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KNOWING THE HIKING GUIDE - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: knowing Jesus helps you trust Him more,
. Doubting Thomas
SCRIPTURE: John 20:24-30, 2 Peter 1:3
Style: allegory/conversation: hiker takes person to meet
. the guide. The more a person knows about
. the guide's credentials, the more confident
. they are in trusting the guide's abilities
Cast: JIM (hiking guide), DOUBTER, CAMPER,
. NARRATOR (can the Pastor)
Set & Props: 2 certificates
NARRATOR How much do you TRUST Jesus? Well...
. How much do you KNOW about Him?
. It could be something like this...
(CAMPER approaches DOUBTER.)
CAMPER Hey! Did you want to join us on our
. hiking expedition? We’re going to camp,
. rock climb, and do – well – everything.
DOUBTER No way! Sounds way too dangerous.
CAMPER It is dangerous, but the best hiking guide
. is going to be with us every step of the way.
DOUBTER So you say. Does he have any credentials?
CAMPER Yes, and I’ve even been on a few hikes
. with him already.
DOUBTER Seriously, you think I’d just take your word
. for it? You can say whatever you want,
. but I’d have to see for myself.
CAMPER Then why don’t you? Come on,
. I’ll introduce you to him.
(CAMPER leads DOUBTER to the JIM, THE HIKING GUIDE.)
CAMPER Here he is: Jim, the hiking guide.
JIM Hey! So are you interested in joining us
. on our hiking expedition?
DOUBTER The only way I’d ever go,
. is if I felt completely safe.
JIM Understandable. Would it put your mind
. at east to know that I have a degree
. in outdoor education. This is my diploma.
. (holds out certificate #1)
DOUBTER That’s all nice and everything,
. but what if I got hurt way out there
. in the middle of nowhere?
JIM I also have Advanced First Aid.
. (holds out certificate #2)
DOUBTER What if we got lost?
JIM We wouldn’t get lost, I’ve spent 20 years
. in these mountains.
DOUBTER But there’s always room for human error!
JIM I always carry with me a compass and a map.
. And I’ve taken many navigational courses.
DOUBTER But what if we DID get lost?
JIM I know how to survive for weeks
. in the wilderness with nothing but a knife.
DOUBTER That’s good to know. Hey,
. but what if we met up with a bear?
JIM I carry the appropriate weapons
. and tranquilizers. And I’ve won
. competitions for being a sharp shooter.
DOUBTER Ah! But you have to know - I am a klutz!
. If there is something to trip over,
. I will find it.
(JIM chuckles with compassion.)
JIM No problem. I will lead us down 3
. the best and safest paths.
. And where safety is an issue, we have
. the proper protective gear.
DOUBTER You will keep me safe - even from myself?
JIM That’s my job!
DOUBTER Okay, I am convinced... But I may have
. more questions and concerns along the way.
JIM And that’s okay, I’m just happy
. that you’re going to join us.
. You will get to see and do some
. very spectacular things.
NARRATOR The more you know about Jesus,
. the more you will know that
. you can trust Him in everything.