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by Kimberly Crews
12/15/04
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Characters
Sara
Cathy
Leslie
Shannon
Tyrone
DeVonte
Carol

Co-workers are sitting around in the office on Christmas Eve discussing Christmas plans, and one employee decides to stand up for what she believes in on the subject and changes the minds of the other employees. The moral of the story is to always stand up for what is right because if you donít, you may allow others to fall into what is wrong. (Enjoy and be blessed.)

Introduction: So often, we are afraid to speak on behalf of righteousness for fear of being ridiculed, looked at strangely or talked about. They persecuted, lied on, talked about, and eventually killed Christ, but He died standing up for what God had placed Him here for. We must follow the same path as Christ and speak on Godís behalf every chance we get. It is our duty and responsibility to share the good news of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. You may change somebodyís way of thinking and lead them to salvation. That would be a star in your crown. See how many stars you can get in your crown before you can actually get it. It would be shameful not to have at least one.

Leslie: Itís Christmas Eve, and itís time to get this party started!

Sara: What are you doing for Christmas?

Tyrone: Iím Ďbout to get my groove on. Iíve got this little tenderoni coming over, and Iím getting my Christmas present early.

Sara: What about you?

Cathy: Itís time to get my drank on. Iím gonna get blasted. I hope not to wake up until Monday morning.

Sara: What you got going on for the Holidays?

DeVonte: Iím gonna spend the morning with my wife and kids, and then a little later on Iím gonna be going to my ladyís house to get a little sumpí sumpí and to give a little sumpí sumpí.

Sara: How are you spending Christmas?

Shannon: Sleeping.

Sara: Well, Iím gonna party all night long from Christmas Eve until New Yearís Day. What about you over there daydreaming? What are you doing for Christmas?

Carol: Iím going to Christmas Day Service at my church.

Shannon: Church?!? You trippiní. Christmas time is the time to party hardy.

Tyrone: Yeah, itís time to get your groove on and celebrate like never before.

Carol: Celebrate what?

DeVonte: Life!

Carol: What about life?

Shannon: What about it?!? You got it!

Carol: Why do you have it, and how did you get it? Isnít that what Christmas is supposed to be all about. We wouldnít be here if it werenít for the first Christmas.

Cathy: What are you talking about?!?

Carol: Christmas. Do you know the meaning of Christmas?

Tyrone: I just told you what Christmas is all about Ė partying!

Carol: No. Why is there a holiday called Christmas?

DeVonte: It shoí aintí Ďbout no short fat white dude in a red suit.

Carol: No, itís not. Itís about a man though.

Sara: What man?!?

Carol: The man called ďJesusĒ.

Leslie: Donít come in here with all that Jesus crap!

Carol: Jesus crap?!? Jesus is the reason you are here. You really donít know the true meaning behind Christmas, do you?

Leslie: Go ahead and tell us since you on a roll, Ms. Holler Roller.

Carol: Call me what you want, but itís my duty to stand up for what I believe in. Christmas is celebrated because it represents Jesusís birth. Jesus was born so that we could live. He died so we can live. Because of love, He placed Himself in harmís way. Jesus was born, lived and died so that we can celebrate life free of sin; but, instead of celebrating being saved from sin, most people celebrate Christmas in sin with fornication, Mr. Get Your Groove On; drunkedness, Ms. Get Blasted; adultery, Mr. Get You A Little Sumpí Sumpí; laziness, Ms. Sleep All Weekend; and glorying the devil with parties that include alcohol and drugs, Ms. Party Hardy. God allowed Jesus to be born to a virgin named Mary, live, be crucified, die and rise again so that we may live, and we canít return that favor with living for Him. Life does not stop here. Christ came so that we may have somewhere to go when this life is over. Weíre disgracing Him with all of the partying, drinking, sleeping around, and laziness. He loved us enough to come and die, and we donít even love Him enough to just live. We are dying because we choose to. Because He loved you even though He knew you would be a drunk; because He loved you even though He knew you would fornicate; because He loved you even though He knew you would be an adulterer; because He loved me even though I donít always do as I should; because of love, He placed Himself in Harms way. Is that not enough to celebrate Him in His way? (ďIn Harm's WayĒ by BeBe Winans.)

(Everyone puts their heads down in shame.)

Tyrone: What time did you say that service starts?

DeVonte: Yeah, I think my wife and kids would enjoy something like that.

Sara: Count me in.

Shannon & Cathy: Us too.

(Everyone looks at Leslie awaiting a response.)

Leslie: Ainít no party like a Holy Ghost party!

(End with ďStandĒ by The Georgia Mass Choir featuring Troy Sneed)


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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