A few friends sitting around a table at a Chinese restaurant.Bri:
This place is AMAZING. This is the best fried rice I have ever had. I can't wait to tell everyone about it and get them here.
(Everyone at the table quickly turns and gives her a weird look.)Erin:
Are you crazy? Why would you tell people about this place? You don't know enough about it. Do you know when it was started? Who's the head chef? What's the calorie count of everything on the menu? How many wines do they offer? Bri, you can't tell anyone about this until you learn more. It's not like you're a chef or something. What do you know about good food?Bri:
I didn't really think I had to know everything. I mean this food is ridiculously good. Isn't that enough to get someone to come? I mean this is really, really awesome. Seriously, try the Lo Mein.John:
Bri, that's just the thing. You can't push your Lo Mein noodles on other people. They'll be totally offended. What about the vegans, huh? Did you think of that? They might not want to eat your Lo Mein noodles; when you tell them about this restaurant they're going to get really upset with you.Bri:
Really? You think people would be mad just because I suggested a restaurant?John:
Oh, yeah. Not only that, they'll make fun of you. They'll probably call you names. They might even beat you up. They'll say you're close-minded. I mean, this place only serves Chinese food. What about Italian food, Mediterranean Cuisine and Mexican food? Telling someone about a place that only serves one kind of food is ridiculous. If you try to get people to come here, you won't have any friends left by tomorrow.Bri:
OK, but tomorrow they are having a great special—buy one, get one free. Don't you think we should tell people about that? Did you guys taste these lettuce wraps? Who wouldn't enjoy these?Gina:
Come on Bri. You're really busy with a million things tomorrow. Is it really that important to get people here and take all that time out of your day just to tell them about this restaurant? Someone else will do it. It's not your job to be a walking commercial for this place.Bri:
Wow, what was I thinking? I guess you guys are right. I mean, I wouldn't have any idea where to start. No one has ever taught me how, given me a class or taken me to a seminar on how to tell people about a good restaurant. Let's just enjoy our food and keep it to ourselves.
Hold up a sign that says: THE ENDNarrator:
Will come on stage to do the wrap up: "We hope you caught on to our skit and the idea behind it. The excuses we give for not telling others about the powerful love Jesus has from them sound silly when we are talking about a restaurant. We don't think twice about recommending a place with good food to someone, but when it comes to offering the Bread of Life, our minds make up a million reasons for us not to do it: 'I don't know how. I'm too busy. I don't know enough. I'll be thought of as close-minded. Other people are doing it. I'm not good at it. The list could go on and on, but these are just excuses. Someone took the time to introduce you to Christ. Aren't you grateful that person didn't let anything hold him or her back from sharing the gospel with you? Pray for the power of Christ and the help of the Holy Spirit to enable you to move past all fears and share the love of Christ. Who will you invite?"