This is a funny but challenging riff on 1 Peter 2:2-10. It draws comparrison between God's choosing of us and our "choosiness" about church styles, our church shopping and lack of appriciation for diversity.
You will need two readers – one to read the Scripture passage (in italic), the other to read the “choosy” comments. Feel free to replace my “choosiness” with “choosiness” of your own – to make it more specific to your needs!
Extract from script:
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
When we first moved to town, we had a pretty clear idea of the kind of church we were looking for. The worship had to be right, for a start.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God.
Post-Kendrick. Pre-Rend. That’s what we had in mind. And we thought we’d found it. But when the organist at the first church we joined played the chorus of “Shine, Jesus, shine” while the offering was being collected; we knew right then and there that the Lord was telling us to leave.
That you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
The next church was better. Yes, they seemed to love God and love one another. But they weren’t really in touch with the Spirit. They weren’t “moving on” – if you know what I mean.
But you are a royal priesthood, a holy nation.
So we tried a church on the other side of town. Sadly, the pastor was entirely too legalistic. He wouldn’t let women pray!
A holy nation, a people belonging to God.
While the pastor at the next place was entirely too loose. He wanted women to preach!
That you may declare the praises of him…
So God called us on. What could we do?
Who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
But everywhere we went it was the same story...
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