Ask, Seek, Knock - Readers Theater
Matthew 7:7-12 with Luke 11:5-8

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Part of a study on the Sermon on the Mount

READER 1 Ask and it will be given to you;
READER 2 Seek and you will find;
READER 3 Knock and the door will be opened to you.
READER 1 For everyone who asks receives.
READER 2 He who seeks finds.
READER 3 And to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
READER 1 Ask.
ALL Keep on asking.
READER 2 Seek.
ALL Keep on seeking.
READER 3 Knock.
ALL Keep on knocking.
READER 1 Suppose one of you has a friend,
READER 2 A friend.
READER 1 And he goes to him at midnight and says,
READER 3 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.'
READER 1 Then the one inside answers,
READER 2 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed.
READER 3 I can't get up and give you anything.'
READER 2 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend,
READER 1 Yet because of the man's boldness
READER 2 Persistence
READER 3 Continued knocking
READER 2 He will get up and give him as much as he needs.
READER 1 Ask and it will be given to you;
READER 2 Seek and you will find;
READER 3 Knock and the door will be opened to you.
READER 1 For everyone who asks receives.
READER 2 He who seeks finds.
READER 3 And to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
READER 1 Which of you, if his son asks for bread,
READER 2 For bread
READER 1 will give him a stone?
READER 3 A stone.
READER 1 Or if he asks for a fish,
READER 2 For a fish.
READER 1 will give him a snake?
READER 3 A snake.
READER 1 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
READER 2 How much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
READER 1 Ask
READER 2 Seek
READER 3 Knock
READER 1 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
ALL The Golden Rule
READER 1 Do to others
READER 2 What you would have them
READER 3 Do to you.
READER 1 Ask
READER 2 Seek
READER 3 Knock
ALL And it shall be given unto you.

All lessons now compiled as a 220-page book available as an e-book or printed book.


Part of a study on the Sermon on the Mount found at http://www.jesuswalk.com/manifesto/

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