Honor Burgers Commandment #3
Special thanks to Wesley Edie, Family Life Pastor at Parklawn Assembly of God for sharing his 10 Commandments skit series with us.
Leader: Kids, this is a great day and we have a very important Commandment to get into our hearts. Unfortunately, even many adults have a hard time with this commandment.
Maggie: Here I am again to save the day! Hurray, hurray, hurray!! (Pops her head up)
Leader: Well, hey there Maggie. I thought you might come up to help us with today’s lesson.
Maggie: I’m hungry again!
Leader: Maggie, you’re always hungry!
Maggie: Nooooo; not always.
Leader: When are you not hungry?
Maggie: When I am sleeping.
Leader: (laughs a little) Well, I guess that makes sense.
Maggie: But when I wake up it’s time for breakfast.
Leader: Nice one Maggie. Today we are all here and…
Maggie: (tries talking in a low voice) This is God, ______ (leaders name), you need to go get some hamburgers for Maggie.
Leader: Maggie, what are you trying to do?
Maggie: What me? Did you hear something?
Maggie: (Trying harder) This is God again ________ (leaders name), Don’t ignore the voice of the Lord, you really, really, need to go pick up some hamburgers for Maggie and You. But definitely Maggie!
Leader: Maggie! (irritated)
Maggie: You need to listen. I think God is always talking to us (tries to sound super spiritual). Don’t you think?
Leader: Maggie, you need to stop this nonsense right now.
Maggie: Um, me?
Leader :You’re disrespecting God. That’s breaking the third commandment.
Maggie: Oh no! I’m sorry, I’ll stop. I thought it was worth a try to see if I could get a
hamburger. I do remember the third commandment says not to say the Lord’s name in Vain.
Leader: That’s right. It says this, “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” Even disrespecting God like you just did isn’t good.
Maggie: But what about saying bad words? I thought this one was about cussing?
Leader: It is. We should never say God or Jesus’ name in a wrong way. His name is to be used only in prayer or when talking about Him in a respectful way.
Maggie: Well, I will honor him more and be more careful.
Leader: I think that’s a great idea. Remember, when we mess up, Jesus is right there ready to
forgive us when we ask Him to. That’s what Grace is.
Maggie: I think I should go pray now. Maybe I should find a hamburger while I pray.
Leader: Talking to God is a great idea. I don’t think God will mind if you try and find a hamburger too.
Maggie: Alright, I’m going to go pray now and then find a hamburger. Later everyone.
Leader: Maggie learned an important lesson today. We all need to be reminded to honor God’s name all the time.
Check out the other skits in the series!
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