(Okay, so I wrote this back when Simon and Paula were on American Idol, but people still remember and writing Steven Tyler's dialog would change the rating to R!)PURPOSE:
When you worship, who do you worship?LOCATION:
A table and three chairs for our judges.CHARACTERS:Simon —An honest and straight-forward judgePaula—A sympathetic and optimistic judgeRandy—A cool and hip judgeBarry—An arrogant singerJenny – A well meaning but terrible singerPenny – A child with a sweet voice. Sweet at first then cops an attitude.TIME:
5-6 minutes (depending on the length of the songs)PRODUCTION NOTE:The impressions don’t have to be dead-on. People will get it. If the Simon character has a British accent it would helpTHOUGHTS:Did you ever have one of those songs that you loved, but everyone else thought it was stupid? You love the words, melody and instrumentation, but nobody else gets it. The song of Pride is a lot like that. Sounds good to us, but not to anyone else. We love singing our own tune, at the top of our lungs. Others don’t like, usually because they are singing their own tune.Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'Not a lot of room to love ourselves when Jesus asks us to love God with everything we have. God hates our selfish tunes.Psalm 5:5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence;you hate all who do wrong.Pride ruins many a person. They get kicked off the show.Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,but with humility comes wisdom.What does our tune sound like? Is it for our glory or God's?THEMESIDOLS, PRAISE, WORSHIP, SELFISHNESS.