Phony Baloney


What it means to be a Christian


A skit for two puppets


"The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:4-6 (NIV)

Oscar: (Singing) Lord I lift Your name on high, ‘cause You gave me lots of presents I’m so glad You’re in my life. I got more stuff than my sister

Inga: Hey Oscar ! You sound happy. What’s up ?

Oscar: I was just thinking about how wonderful it is to be a Christian

Inga: I feel you there brother, it’s great to be a child of God!!

Oscar: Yeah, he’s great !! He made my parents get me an XBOX 360 with four games, and He made my Grandma put $10 in my birthday card. And now my sister’s jealous because I have more stuff then she does, and all she has is a Bratz doll with one leg. Not that I had anything to do with that unfortunate accident. Life is Good!!!

Inga: Heyyyyy! Hold on a minute buster brown. I don’t think God wants your sister to be jealous, and I’m pretty sure He’s not a big fan of XBOX 360 either. Didn’t you just say you were a Christian ?

Oscar: What’s your point ? I prayed for all of that stuff, and it came true. So that must mean that God answered my prayers.

Inga: No, no, no, no, no, nooo ! God wants you to get along with your sister, and He also wants you share your stuff. Let me ask you a question. How did you become a Christian ?

Oscar: That’s easy. I was born in the good old U. S. of A. And the score ladies and gentlemen is……. Oscar 1 Inga 0.

Inga: Oscar, just because you were born in America, doesn’t make you a Christian.

Oscar: OK, well I go to church on Sunday …Dufus, so what is you’re your response to that. America is waiting.

Inga: Well, it’s not my response that counts, it’s what God says in His holy Word. You see anyone can call themselves a Christian, but calling yourself a Christian and being a Christian are two entirely different things. 1 John 2:4-6 talks about this sort of person. If someone says “I belong to God, “ but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and does not live in the truth. But those who obey God’s word really do love him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Christ did.

Oscar: Oh, I see. I guess I’ve been wrong all this time. I have disobeyed God’s commandments and I certainly don’t live my life like Jesus did. How can I change all that? How can I become a real Christian?

Inga; It’s easy Oscar, I’m glad you asked me. You see God loves you so much that He sent His only Son Jesus, to be our Savior. Just ask God for forgiveness, believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and on the third day came back to life. And always try to live your life like Jesus did.

Oscar: Wow, that is easy ! I ‘d like to do that.

Inga: All you have to do is ask God, and He always keeps His promises.

Oscar: You know what ? I’m gonna start acting more like Jesus today!!

Inga: how’s that Oscar?

Oscar: I’m going to tell my sister where I buried her Bratz doll leg, and put it back on for her!