The 10 Scenarios
Written by Glen Dawursk, Jr., May, 2002
Suggested use: Divide the youth into small groups. Have the youth prepare a skit which dramatizes the scenario. Have the other youth then figure out which commandment is being tested or broken.
can't help herself. She has seen every
movie Leonardo DeCapprio has ever made. She went out and spent $187.00 of her
babysitting money to have the same dress worn by DeCapprio's
girlfriend in "Titanic." For
that movie alone she paid $7.50 nine times just to see her movie star
idol. Her room is covered with his
pictures and she dreams of going to
finished reading a book about Nostridamus, the 16th
century astrologer who supposedly predicted the fall of the two towers in
The Packers are playing the Minnesota Vikings at today. Keith's family arrives at church for the service only to find there is a baptism, the choir is singing, and there is communion today. Keith loves watching the Packers with his Dad and he doesn't want to miss the beginning kick-off. They live 20 minutes from church and with the service going long they would not make it in time. So, Keith suggests they leave 20 minutes early, "After all," he reasons, "some worship is better than no worship" and "church is boring anyway." What commandment may Keith be breaking?
Katie is in a very grouchy mood, but she just doesn't know it. She yelled at her brother for no reason and then "smacked" him on this back. Her brother begins to cry and tattles to their mother. Katie tells her Mom that it was her brother's fault and stomps out the door. At school, her teacher confronts Katie about a late paper. She gives an excuse and says it will be in tomorrow. The teacher says it will be one grade lower for being late. Katie snaps back, "That's not fair." The teacher says, "That's the rule Katie." Katie says under her breath, "Well, it's a dumb rule." In the hallway, Katie's friends ask if she is coming to the dance on Friday night. She says, "No, my stupid parents have me babysitting for my dorky brother." Mom and Dad have to go to an important church meeting on Friday night. When they get home the house is a major mess; Katie is sleeping in the recliner while her brother watches an R-rated movie on HBO. What commandment may Katie be breaking?
Katie has always been jealous of Nicky. Nicky seems to always get what she wants. She always has the best looking clothes, coolest hair, and seems to attract the cutest guys. Plus, Nicky always seems to make whatever she tries out for. She is a cheerleader, student council secretary and the "teacher's pet" for most classes. Katie hates Nicky. Katie often thinks about ways in which she can embarrass or humiliate Nicky. Yesterday, Katie even hid Nicky's Algebra assignment and Nicky received an Incomplete. What commandment may Katie be breaking?
James and Daniel love telling "dirty jokes." They often use the internet as a place to find new jokes or dirty cartoons. Yesterday they went to an R-rated movie that had several nude scenes and they were so intrigued with one actress that they searched the internet for more photos of the woman. James' parents are always arguing and fighting. One day, he told Daniel that he wished his parents would just get a divorce. Today, the boys are watching the Ellen Degenerate show on CBS. What commandment may the boys be breaking?
Sarah loves music, videos, and PC games. Recently, she found a site on the net that offered her MP3 files of her favorite group which she could download for free. She downloaded four songs and she listens to them all the time. She often makes copies of the files and gives them to her friends. Yesterday, she found out the downloaded files were not approved by the group and the net-site might be sued. Today Sarah played the songs for her boyfriend. He asked for a copy and she burned a CD for him. While the CD was copying, they searched through Sarah's video collection for the latest Star Wars episode but Sarah forgot to label it when she dubbed it from the Blockbuster video rental tape. So they simply gave up and loaded her boyfriend's PC game onto her computer instead. That way, they could play it at either house. What commandment may Sarah be breaking?
in an apartment along
television is on again at the Joseph home.
Jeremy is always watching TV. He
sees how TV portrays other 13 year-olds and he feels weird. He doesn't dress that way; he doesn't do
those things; but he wants to be accepted.
He starts to bug his parents for name-brand clothes from Old Navy, Aborcrombie and American Eagle,
but they can't afford them. He starts to
want new shoes from Nike and a jacket from