Who wants to be a Heavenly Heir?

A public domain puppet script by Lori and Karl Thrash, 2/3/01

People like to play games. When we are children loosing a game may mean having to be called a loser. As we get older loosing can cost much more. We also play games with some things we shouldn't. Like playing with matches can cause us to get burned. Some people play games with drugs. But one thing we should never play games with is where we will spend eternity. We need to be sure about our eternity, and what it takes to spend eternity with our heavenly father. Lets tune in to our favorite TV game show " Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir" as we see how this weeks contestants survive.

Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir?

RP: Hi I am Regis Philistine and welcome to "Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir?". Welcome back to "Who Wants to be a Christian Week". Tonight we have George from Texas, Janet from Reno, Betty from Bedrock, and Fred also from Bedrock who are going to try to be our next millionaire. You all know how to play the game. You will be given 4 events you will need to place them in the order that they happened. Hands on your keypads are you ready to play "Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir?"

ALL: Yeah !

RP: Enter the following in the order they happened

A) The Flood
B) Paul named Silas
C) Battle of Jericho
D) Receiving the 10 Commandments

You have 5 seconds. GO!

(Everyone look confused because of short time.)

RP: Ok times up and lets see who got it right Congratulations Betty you got it right in the shortest time.

(Betty moves up stage)

RP: Well welcome to "Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir?" So tell us Betty what do as an occupation?

BR: Well, I'm a housewife, and my husband Barney works in a stone quarry.

RP: Sounds like a rock solid job. You know the rules. You have 3 life lines they are The Bible, Call a friend, Ask the audience. So Betty are you ready to play "Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir?"

BR: Yes Regis, I am.

RP: Your first question is "Who was the first family God created?

A) Partridge Family
B) Genome Family
C) Adam's Family
D) Smith Family

BR: Regis I think I know this one I believe it was "C Adam's Family" because it begins with A and that is the first letter of the alphabet.

RP: Is that your final answer?

BR: Yes Regis it is

RP: Well Betty your…(Hold out answer)……. Your Right although you train of though was off track. Ok now for the second question

"How many commandments were given to Moses when he received the 10 commandments?"

A) 5
B) 10
C) 11
D) 2,524

BR: Boy that's a tough one. I know the commandments are rules and the bible if full of a bunch of Rules. So it must be "D 2,524". I think it is

RP: Remember you have your lifelines.

BR: That's a good idea. I would like call my pastor, Pastor Feel Good

RP: Ok our friends at MCI AT&T UPS will connect us to pastor feel good (PFG appears) Pastor feel good this is Regis Philistine from "Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir?" we have Betty one of your members here and she is going to ask you a question and give you the 4 possible answers and you will have 30 seconds to answer are you ready?

PFG: Yes I am

RP: Okay, Betty, your time begins now.

BR: "How many commandments were given to Moses when he received the 10 commandments"

A) 5
B) 10
C) 11
D) 2,524

PFG: Well the bible is a fine storybook you cant take everything it states as fact. And as I see it God made a lot of suggestions and there are a lot of them so I would have to D 2,524 sounds good to me. But Betty as I always say whatever feels good to you is all right.

BR: I knew I could count on you Pastor feel good. Regis my answer is D 2,524.

RP: Is that your Final answer?

BR: Yes I'm sure its D that's my final answer. And I feel good about it

RP: Well I'm sorry Betty it's B. 10 Commandments. Betty thanks for being with us and sorry you didn't make to it be a Heavenly Heir.

(Betty exits. )

RP: Now Contestants for our next fastest fingers question. Place the following books in the order in which they appear in the bible.

A) 1st Thessalonians
B) 2nd Peter
C) 3rd John
D) Titus

Ok times up lets see who got it right. Congratulations George you got it right in the shortest time.

(George up stage)

RP: So tell us a little bit about yourself George.

GB: (Southern Drawl) Well My family has a history of trying to help people. My dad worked in Washington DC. I think he was a carpenter because he was always talking about his cabinet.

RP: So what do you do?

GB: Well I am following in my father's footsteps.

RP: So I see you have your wife Laura with you today.

GN: Yea she has stuck with me through thick and thin.

RP: You know the rules. So George are you ready to play "Who Wants to be a Heavenly Heir?"

GB: Yes Regis I am. Lets get this show on the road

RP: Your first question is " According to the Bible who has sinned"?

A) Those who Kill
B) Those who lie
C) All have sinned
D) Those who drive over the speed limit

GB: Well Regis according to Ro:3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; So my answer is C, all have sinned. And that's my final answer.

RP: George that's ….. correct Now for your next step towards eternity. What is the definition of sin?

A) Anything that you think that displeases God
B) Anything that you say that displeases God
C) Anything that you do that displeases God
D) All of the Above

GB: Regis… I know that anything I think, say, or do that displeases God is a sin. So the answer is D, all of the above!

RP: You know George, most people would disagree with you on this one. I think most people believe that sin is only doing the really bad things. Like murder, robbing a bank, or something like that. So are you positive that you want D?

GB: Yes Regis, I'm positive. That's my final answer.

(Drum Roll)

RP: Well George, You're Right. Now your next question "According to the bible what's the penalty of sin"

A) Spanking
B) Time Out
C) $25 plus court costs
D) Death

GB: Let me think about that one according to Romans 6:23, " For The Wages of Sin is Death". So my answer is D. That' my final answer.

RP: You're….Right! Are you ready for the next question?

GB: You bet my life Regis!

RP: Okay George…..Now for your last question. Who do we have to believe died for our sins to be saved?

A) Robin Hood
B) The Keebler Elves
C) Jesus Christ
D) Hong Kong Fooey

GB: Well Regis, I'd like to use my Bible lifeline.

RP: Our staff here will read you any verse in the Bible that you would like.

GB: Well, I'd like to hear Acts 16:31.

RP: Acts 16:31: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."

GB: Well, Regis, based on that verse, I'm going to have to say C, Jesus Christ.

RP: Is that your final answer?

GB: Yes Regis, that's my final answer.

RP: Well George……………you're absolutely right. Congratulations George! You have obtained Eternal Life! This is Regis Phlistine, inviting you all to be an Eternal Heir! Goodnight and we'll see you next time!

Sr. High: Who wants to be a Heavenly Heir Closing Invitation and Prayer
Do you really think playing games and winning all the time will get you into Heaven? Is winning all that matters. Maybe you think that if you help enough people enough times you will get to heaven or maybe you think if you memorize enough bible verses that will get you to heaven. The truth is you can't do enough good things to warrant your entry into heaven. Life isn't a game; we need to take it seriously. If you chose to play by your own rules and do not rely on God's word you will be separated from God, Isaiah 59:2 says "Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you". God loves you and wants a personal relationship with you. The bible tells us that there is only one way to get to heaven, Romans 6:23b "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." You can have this joy and love that only Jesus Christ can bring into your life. He asks that we accept him as our personal Lord and savior. This means to let him take control of our life. Believe that he is the One and only Son of God who came to this earth to die on a cross and shed His blood for our sins. And that he was buried, rose from the dead on the third day, and is now in heaven with the Father, God. Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". Sin is anything we think, say or do that displeases God. We need to confess our sins and tell God you are sorry for those sins and ask him for forgiveness. Lets pray, bow your heads please. If you have never asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins and want to have Jesus in your heart, and would like to do so now all you need to do is pray this prayer with me. Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner and I ask you now to forgive me of my sins. I ask that you will lead and direct my life. I ask you into my heart to be Lord over my life. Amen. If you have prayed this prayer please come tell one of the puppet team members so we can share the joy with you.