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TOOBIG   4'?m4f Discipleship, ministry, "I am the Vine"

(scene: a large appliance box marked MINISTRY)

AMY -- (enters opposite making notes on clipboard, circles
appliance box, making notes, looks to Heaven, deep breath)

LIZ -- (enters carrying shoe box marked MINISTRY, notices larger 
box, gasps) Wow! Look at the size of that ministry! Who does 
that belong to?!

AMY -- It's mine.

LIZ -- Wow! I thought my ministry was big! There's no way you
can handle a ministry that big all by yourself!

AMY -- You're right.

LIZ -- So, where is everybody?

AMY -- Everybody.

LIZ -- You know, where's all the people in your ministry team?

AMY -- I'm it, for now.

LIZ -- You're not serious!

AMY -- Why wouldn't I be serious?

LIZ -- You took on a ministry that big without anybody on your
team?

AMY -- That's right.

LIZ -- You're crazy!

AMY -- Why am I crazy?

LIZ -- You can't start a ministry that big without anybody on
your team! It's too big for one person.

AMY -- Well, you're right about that.

LIZ -- But you don't seem terribly worried.

AMY -- I'm not.

LIZ -- You should be. That ministry is so big it will bury you.

AMY -- I doubt it.

LIZ -- How can you be so calm? There's no way you can do that
ministry by yourself!

AMY -- I'm not doing it by myself.

LIZ -- But you said....

AMY -- I said I didn't have anybody else. But that doesn't mean
I'm alone. Every ministry starts out with two people.

LIZ -- Two people.

AMY -- Well, if this ministry is from God, he's my partner.

LIZ -- That sounds pretty arrogant.

AMY -- I'm just claiming promises from scripture.

LIZ -- What promises?

AMY -- Second Corinthians 3:5 "Not that we are competent in
ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence
comes from God."

LIZ -- Oh. So, you think that holds true even for a small
ministry like mine? (offers shoe box)

AMY -- It HAS to.

LIZ -- What do you mean, it HAS to?

AMY -- Well, even if I'm doing the ministry and people refer to
it as MY ministry, it's not really mine.

LIZ -- Whose is it?

AMY -- According to Jesus, it belongs to him.

LIZ -- How can you say that?

AMY -- He said in John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the
branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much
fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

LIZ -- Oh. So, what you're saying is, if I'm doing my ministry
without relying on Jesus, I'm making a mistake?

AMY -- A big mistake.

LIZ -- But if I do my ministry relying on Jesus, doesn't he get
all the credit?

AMY -- Well, you get SOME credit.

LIZ -- What credit do I get?

AMY -- You get credit for trusting Him.

LIZ -- Oh. Well, I still don't know how this works. You have a
huge ministry. How are you going to get it moving?

AMY -- I ASK for help.

LIZ -- From who?

AMY -- From the vine.

LIZ -- You mean, you pray.

AMY -- That's right. I was just writing down my prayer list and
praying for my needs when you came along.

LIZ -- Then what?

AMY -- Then nothing.

LIZ -- Nothing.

AMY -- "Be still and know that I am God"

LIZ -- I don't buy it. I have a small ministry but I feel like I
have to DO something. But you....

AMY -- "Be still and know that I am God"

LIZ -- And that works?!

AMY -- If it's God's ministry it works.

LIZ -- I doubt it.

SUE -- (enters with Pat) Wow! You've sure got a big ministry 
there.

PAT -- (enters with Sue) We were just talking about getting 
involved in a ministry.

SUE -- Yes. We were.

PAT -- Can we help you with this ministry?

AMY -- (smiles to Liz) Sure! Thank God you're here!

(Pat and Sue lift box, carry it offstage)

AMY -- (follows)

LIZ -- Excuse me?

AMY -- (stops, turns) Yes.

LIZ -- What was that Bible verse again?

AMY -- John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man
remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from
me you can do nothing." (exits)

LIZ -- (follows) Boy. Ain't that the truth!

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