Sun, August 01, 2021

God’s Passion for the Nations

This script is designed to do “Readers’ Theater Style”. It is a collection of verses taken from all over the Bible that show God’s heart for the nations. Everything except for the refrain is quoted from the NIV Bible. The scripture references for the quotes are included, but should not be read.

One: The Lord your God is passionate about all nations

Two: Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world (Psalm 49:1)

Three: ” Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22)

One: “…the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD,

as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)

Two: “…nations on every shore will worship him…” (Zephaniah 2:11)

Three: “Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord.” (Zephaniah 3:9)

One: The Lord Your God is passionate about all nations!

Two: “Holy,

Three: holy,

One: holy

Two: is the Lord Almighty; (Isaiah 6:3)

Three: the whole earth is full of his glory.'” (Isaiah 6:3)

One: “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised” (Psalm 113:3)

Two: May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed. (Psalm 72)

One: “The LORD had said to Abram, …” (Genesis 12:1)

Two: “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you;…and you will be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:2)

Three: “… and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3)

One: “the angel said to them ‘Do not be afraid. (Luke 2:10

Two: “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” (Luke 2:10)

Three: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

One: The Lord your God is passionate about all nations

Two: “The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.” (Isaiah 52:10)

Three: “in that day a Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples, the nations will rally to him…” (Isaiah 11:10)

One: “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples…” (Isaiah 49:22)

Two: “[Jesus said] when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” (John 12:32)

Three: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16)

One: The Lord your God is passionate about all nations

Two: “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Three: “…make known among the nations what He has done” (Psalm 105:1)

One: “sing to the Lord, all the earth . . . Declare his glory among the nations” (Psalm 96:1-3)

Two: How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? (Romans 10:14)

Three: And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? (Romans 10:14)

One: And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? (Romans 10:14)

Two: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying…” (Isaiah 6:8)

Three: “…Here am I send me” (Isaiah 6:8)

One: The Lord your God is passionate about all nations

Two: Go

Three: Go

One: Go

Two: and make disciples of all nations,

Three: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

One: and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Two: And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Three: “[for] you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

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I don't have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don't have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don't always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the "experts" and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years.

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