Salt and Light, Matthew 5:11-16
Readers Theater

READER 1 Blessed are you when people insult you,
READER 2 Insult you
READER 3 persecute you
READER 1 Attack you
READER 2 and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
READER 3 Tell lies about you
READER 1 Slander you
READER 2 All because of your association with Jesus
READER 3 Because of Jesus
ALL Rejoice and be glad,
READER 1 Yes, rejoice,
READER 2 because great is your reward in heaven,
READER 3 for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
READER 1 You are the salt of the earth.
READER 2 Salt of the earth
READER 3 Salt for the world
READER 1 But if the salt loses its saltiness,
READER 2 Its tang,
READER 3 Its distinctive flavor
READER 1 how can it be made salty again?
READER 2 It is no longer good for anything,
READER 3 It's worthless
READER 1 except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
READER 2 Trampled

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READER 1 You are the light of the world.
READER 2 You are salt
READER 3 You are light
READER 1 You are the light of the world.
READER 2 Light FOR the world
READER 1 A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
READER 2 You can see it from afar off.
READER 1 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
READER 2 Instead they put it on its stand,
READER 3 High up
READER 2 In the open
READER 3 and it gives light to everyone in the house.
READER 1 You don't hide a city
READER 2 You don't hide a light
READER 3 Only people who are afraid hide their light
READER 1 Let it shine
ALL Let it shine
READER 1 Let your light shine before men,
READER 2 Before men and women
READER 3 Before your friends and associates
READER 1 Before your school friends
READER 2 And work friends
READER 3 And neighbors
READER 2 And relatives
READER 3 Yes, relatives
READER 2 How about enemies?
READER 3 Yes, let it shine before your enemies, too
READER 1 Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds
READER 2 Your character
READER 3 Your love
READER 1 Your unselfishness
READER 2 Your compassion and kindness
READER 3 Your good deeds
READER 1 Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
READER 2 Praise your Father
READER 3 Your light prompts praise
READER 1 Your saltiness elicits worship
READER 2 Of your Father
READER 3 Of their Father
READER 1 To the glory of God
READER 2 To His glory
ALL To His glory!
READER 1 Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

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