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Topic: Blessed (11/29/04)

TITLE: The Omega Blessing
By Glenn A. Hascall
12/01/04

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SYNOPSIS: An OID (Oral Interpretation of Drama) seeking to link the blessings we have because of the awesome love of Jesus - who always was and always will be.

CAST: 3

NOTE: An OID allows players to hold a three ring binder with the script and is best played when the player uses voice instead of action to convey the significance of the line. Players should never face each other - only the audience. This type of drama uses repetition as positive reinforcement of a primary idea.


SCRIPT

1: Alpha

2: The first letter

3: of the Greek Alphabet

1: Omega

2: The last letter

3: of the same Greek language

1: Jesus said

2: I am the Alpha and the Omega

3: The first

1: The last

3: The beginning

1: The end

2: Our very faith

3: depends on a beginning

1: and an end

2: He who began a good work in you

3: will be faithful to complete it

1: The first

2: The last

3: The beginning

1: The end

2: The Alpha

3: The Omega

1: Before conception

2: Jesus was

1: Before creation

3: Jesus was

2: The Great I Am

1: The Alpha

2: The Omega

3: The beginning

1: The end

2: The first

3: The last

1: Always

2: Forever

3: Eternal

(1 & 2 step forward and carry on a mini-dialogue - # 2 plays the part of Jesus)

1: I donít understand. I was born - I have lived - one day I will die. This is life as I know it

2: I did not come from this world - and eternity is not something I am chained to as if I were a prisoner

1: Iím so confused

2: I know you donít understand it all - but I have always existed and I will always continue to be

1: No beginning? No end?

2: Alpha -- Omega

1: The first and last?

2: This is who I am

1: What if I refuse to believe?

2: Your lack of belief does not change truth - I am the same yesterday, today and forever

1: Alpha and Omega?

2: Alpha -- Omega

(Both players step back and continue with player # 3)

3: The first word

1: The final say

2: Alpha

3: Omega

1: Knowing He would die for my sin

2: Sin?

3: When we offend a personal lawgiver

2: Alpha?

1: Causing vindication of the law with penalties

3: Death

2: Death?

1 & 3: Death

2: So I am doomed

1: Doomed

3: Or redeemed

2: I have a choice?

1: You have a choice

3: In the beginning

1: The earth was created

3: And mankind was formed from dust

1: This Ďdustí offended God by disobeying His law

3: Universal rebellion began

2: Alpha?

1: Yes a beginning

3: But there had to be an end

2: Omega

1: Jesus became as one of His creation

3: Lived among men as a man

1: Though faultless

3: without sin

1: He was consigned to bear all sin

3: On a cross of shame and death

1: Omega

2: The end?

3: Of sinís reign in the affairs of mankind - yes

1: Jesus Himself rose from the dead

3: Defeating both sin and death

2: The beginning

1: The end

3: Alpha

2: Omega

1: The first

3: The last

2: A profound mystery

1: Yes

3: He was dead

1: He is alive

3: He has always been

1: He always will be

1 & 3: Alpha

2: Alpha

1 & 3: Omega

2: Omega

1: Nothing exists that He didnít make

2: Nothing?

3: He became human and lived on earth among us

1: He was not accepted

3: He was killed

1: He rose again

3: To all who believe on Him and accepts Him

1: He gives the right to become children of God

3: A gift from

2: Alpha

1: Love expressed from

2: Omega

3: The beginning

1: The end

2: The first and last

3: The first word

1: The final say

3: Forgiven

2: Forgiven?

1 & 3: Blessed Forgiveness

Copyright © 2004. Glenn A. Hascall


Member Comments
Member Date
Corinne Smelker 12/06/04
Our church in Michigan used to this from time to time, one time my oldest son was #1. This was really good, I enjoyed it. Brought all the truths of the gospel out in under 750 words - bravo!
Debbie OConnor12/06/04
Very interesting. I could see the actors reading their parts and I liked the repetition. Effective.
Teresa Lee Rainey12/07/04
Glenn, I've never seen this type of performance, but I could picture it here. Seems like it would be very dramatic and effective. I know I enjoyed it. :^)