Third place at international Competition

Heretic Jeopardy

A public domain puppet script by Lori and Karl Thrash, 1/2/1999

(Ted at his podium. Bobbi stands at Center Stage.)

Ted: It's time for Heretic Jeopardy; the game where you decide is it the truth or is it heresy? And now, here's the host of Heretic Jeopardy, Bobbi Pinn. (Arm hit Bobbi as

Bobbi enters. Bobbi falls back and then reenters rubbing head) Where did Bobbie go?

Bobbi: Thank you, Teddy Bear. Thank you, studio audience. Welcome players. It's time for another thrilling game of Heretic Jeopardy, and before we go any further, let's meet this week's contestants. Teddy?

Ted: That's TED E. Bear, Bobbi Pinn. And now our first contestant is a housewife, mother and part-time Sunday school teacher from Bethel, Oklahoma. Her interests are soap operas, bowling, and collecting recipes that she will never use. Bobbi, meet Kittie Kat.

All: (Applause)

Bobbi: Welcome, Kittie Kat. Is that one word, or two?

Kittie: Yes it is, Bobbi!

Bobbi: Well, it's good to have you here. Let's meet your other opponents.

Ted: Bobbi, our next contestant is a recent convert to the Christian faith. She is from Seattle, Washington, and she says her hobbies are reading the Bible, praying, going to church, and evangelism. Bobbi, let's meet Jackie Frost.

All: (Applause)

Bobbi: Pretty cool name Jackie.

Jackie: Why thank you Bobbi.

Bobbi: Boy, quite a list of hobbies, Jackie. 'Course I understand with all the rain you have up there, there's not much else happening.

Jackie: Huh?

Bobbi: Well, anyway, it's good to have you here. Good luck.

Jackie: Thank you, Bobbi.

Ted: And luck she'll need, Bobbi, as we meet our third and final contestant and six-time champion (try to count to six on hand) playing in her fourteenth straight Heretic Jeopardy. Bobbi, you know her by now. From Chicago, Illinois, audience, please welcome back seminary student Ally Gator.

All: (Applause)

Bobbi: Ally Gator, welcome back once again. Gonna give it another try, eh?

Ally: That's right, Bobbi, I'm raring to go.

Ted: (Exit)

Bobbi: (speaking fast) Well, then let's get started. I am going to review the simple rules for our studio audience. The Heretic Jeopardy board is divided into 4 categories, and each category is divided into three sections - ten, twenty, and thirty points. When you pick your category, a Scripture will appear. You either state if it is true or false, and state exactly what the Scripture actually is. Should you answer wrong, your opponents may hit their buzzers and answer correctly. The contestant scoring the most points at the end of the game is the winner. If your score is equal to the square root of PI divided by the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose unknown side is 12 you automatically win the round. Are there any questions?

ALL: (All Jackie, Ally, Kitty look back and forth at each other) Huuuaanhhhhh.

Bobbi: All right then, let's reveal our Heretic Jeopardy board for the four categories today. They are: Deity of Christ, End Times Prophecy, Godly Living, and the Life of Jesus. Well, Kittie Kat, when we tossed you back stage you landed on your feet, so you get to begin the first round.

Kittie: Thank you, Bobbi. I'll take Godly Living for ten.

Bobbi: Godly Living for ten. The answer is, "Money is the root of all evil."

1KKittie: It sure is. That's true. 4L

Bobbi: No, I'm sorry, Kittie Kat, that's not it. 3K Ally?

Ally: What is the love of money?

Bobbi: The love of money. That's correct. Ten points for you, Ally. Go ahead pick a category.

Ally: Deity of Christ for ten.

Bobbi: John 1:1 reads, "The Word was a God."

3KAlly: What is "The Word was God"?

Bobbi: Correct

Ally: Deity of Christ for twenty.

Bobbi: Thomas said to Jesus, "My Lord and my God."

3KAlly: That is correct.

Bobbi: Correct again, Ally.

Ally: Deity for thirty.

Bobbi: Genesis says that God created all things. Therefore, he must have created Jesus.

3KAlly: False. Colossians (SR) tells us that Jesus created all things, showing that he is part of the Godhead.

Bobbi: That's right, Ally. You now have seventy points.

Ally: I'll move on to the End Times Prophecy for ten, Bobbi.

Bobbi: OK, Ally. Jesus will return as a thief in a nightgown.

3KAlly: False. What is "Like a thief in the night"?

Bobbi: Keep going.

Ally: Prophecy for twenty.

Bobbi: "As in the day of Abednego, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be."

3KAlly: False. What is "As in the day of Noah"? Prophecy for thirty.

Bobbi: For thirty. "Behold, Jesus comes in the clouds, and only the angels and spiritual people will see him."

3KAlly: False. What is "Every eye will see him"?

Bobbi: Right again.

Ally: Godly living for twenty.

Bobbi: Jesus said, "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples."

3KAlly: Umm, gee, it could be by your Bible knowledge or by your church attendance?

Bobbi: Ally, I just need one.

Ally: I'll say Bible knowledge. 4

Bobbi: Oh, I'm sorry, Ally.

1KKittie:

Bobbi: Kittie Kat?

Kittie: I'll say church attendance. 4

Bobbi: No, no, that's not right either.

2KJackie:

Bobbie: Jackie?

Jackie: What is by your love one to another?J

Bobbi: By your love one to another. That's right. Now Jackie's on the board.

Jackie: Godly Living for thirty.

Bobbi: Jesus said, "He that saves his life shall have it more abundantly."

KJackie: What is "He that saves his life will lose it, but he that loses his life will save it"?

Bobbi: Correct. Jackie, you now have fifty points.

Jackie: I'll take Life of Christ for ten.

Bobbi: What was the name of the religious group that hated Jesus because . 4L Oh, I'm sorry, players, our time is up. We now go to the final Double Heretic Jeopardy round with the score: Ally, one hundred and twenty; Jackie, fifty; and Kittie Kat, zero. OK, this question is worth One Hundred points. A correct answer could move you, Kittie Kat, into second place. Jackie, you could go into first, and Ally, you could clinch your seventh championship. On the cards in front of you, please finish this passage. Luke 18:18, "And a certain rich young ruler asked Jesus, 'Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?'" Good luck, players. (Jeopardy theme) OK, players, time's up. Please put your pens down. Kittie Kat, for One Hundred points.

Kittie: He said, "You look rich. Where's the offering plate?"4L

Bobbi: No, I'm sorry, Kittie Kat, that's not the correct answer.

Kittie: Well, that's what my pastor says when he thinks we've got money.

Bobbi: Well, then your pastor doesn't know the right answer, either. Ally, to clinch first place

Ally: He said, "You're right on. Would you like to be an elder in my church?"4L

Bobbi: Oh, I'm sorry, Ally, that's not the correct answer, either. So, see ya later alligater! Jackie, it's up to you. A correct answer could make you our new champion.

Jackie: He said, "You lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and give it to the poor and come, and follow me."J

Bobbi: That's right, a new champion. Jackie Frost wins with one hundred and twenty-five points, defeating Ally Gator with one hundred and twenty points. Jackie, any comments?

Jackie: Well, I guess it's not so much what you know, but who you know.

Bobbi: Good point, Jackie. Well, good game, everyone. 'Bye for now. See you tomorrow on Heretic Jeopardy.

CAST: Ted E Bear, Bobbi Pinn, Kittie Kat, Jackie Frost, Ally Gator

SETTING: Game show set. A long table with three chairs may be set up for the contestants, and a podium may be placed off to one side for Ted E Bear.

PROPS: Three cards and three pens for the contestants to write their "Double Heretic Jeopardy" answers.

COSTUMES: Suits for Ted and Bobbi, regular attire for everyone else.

SOUND EFFECTS: Ring, ticking.

Notes: Black Eye for Bobbi J = Correct buzzer answer
L = Wrong answer
K = Buzz in
= Wrong answer buzzer
= Slide Change

Category Deity of Christ, End Times Prophecy, Godly Living, and the Life of Jesus
Slide Questions in order

Category
Who
Points Question
Godly Living
Ally
10
Money is the root of all evil
Deity of Christ
Ally
10
The Word was a God
Deity of Christ
Ally
20
My Lord and my God.
Deity of Christ
Ally
30
Genesis says that God created all things. Therefore, he must have created Jesus
End Times Prophecy
Ally
10
Jesus will return as a thief in a nightmare
End Times Prophecy
Ally
20
As in the day of Abednego, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be."
End Times Prophecy
Ally
30
Behold, Jesus comes in the clouds, and only the angels and spiritual people will see him
Godly Living
Jackie
20
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples
Godly Living
Jackie
30
He that saves his life shall have it more abundantly
Life of Christ
Jackie
10
What was the name of the religious group that hated Jesus
Double Heretic Jeopardy
Jackie
100
And a certain rich young ruler asked Jesus, 'Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life

Heretic Jeopardy

Aim of Presentation: Do you know your bible? What does God's word really say? Children need to know the scripture verses. They need to know what is the truth, God's truth. The Bible gives us the guidelines we need to live our lives in a godly manner. We should not assume just because we go to church or do what seems like all the right things that it will guarantee us a place in heaven along side our heavenly Father.

Age Appropriate: 11 to 14 years old

Bible Text: Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

Introduction: The setting is a game show stage. There are three contestants ready to question biblical answers. The game - Heretic Jeopardy, where you decide is it the truth or is it heresy?

Ted E. Bear, our Emcee.

Bobbi Pinn, your host for Heretic Jeopardy, she will read the answers and keep the show rolling.

Kittie Kat, Jackie Frost and Ally Gator, the contestants. All are eager to win.

Conclusion: Don't play jeopardy with your life! The Bible is the word of God and is the perfect word of God, we should not stray from it. Make a decision for your life today; will it be truth or heresy?