Above the Law? Sketch from Psalm 19

Written By:
Bob Hartman
Bible Refs: Psalm 19
Lectionary Weeks: Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Year C)

This lighthearted sketch unpacks the value of God's law for us. It also touches on themes of repentance and forgiveness. You need to somehow show when actor A is reading from the Psalm - this could be by him/her holding up a Bible, or by putting each section of the Psalm up on a screen at the right moment.

Excerpt from the script:

A - Reads Psalm 19:1-4a

B - That's cool. We look up in the heavens. We look at nature. We see the beauty and the truth of God revealed. Nice.

A - Reads Psalm 19:4b-6

B - The sun, running across the sky. Nice picture. I like your style, man.

A - Reads Psalm 19:7a

B - Sorry, man. I was right there with you when you were talking all that God in nature stuff. But law? Really? What are you on about?

A - The law is where God shows us how to be beautiful, too, by making clear to us what will destroy us and what will give us life.

B - Well, you lost me there. I'm an autonomous individual, man. I chart my own course. Make my own way. I don't need some two thousand year old book to tell me how to live. My life's pretty perfect all on my own.

C - (walks on)

A - Who are you?

C - I'm his wife. (Points to B) And I wouldn't say "perfect" is exactly a perfect description. You do remember when... (Whispers in B's ear).

B - Oh yeah. Not exactly perfect, then...

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Bob Hartman is the bestselling author of the Lion Storyteller Bible and many other books. He is a much loved speaker with a passion for storytelling, and is a regular fixture at the UK Spring Harvest conferences.  Area 52 was his idea, so you can blame him.

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