“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:5
Roughly a couple of years ago I enjoyed a seeing a Women’s Ministry Leader (Lianne Kernan) ask for two volunteers during a lesson she was doing at a Conference. Many in the crowd threw up their hands and waved them around hoping to be chosen; as she chose two of the excited volunteers.
As the girls made their way to the stage one of the learned she was to be herself; a disciple in the skit. The other was to pretend to be…. an unwanted thought. The disciple was instructed to take the “thought” captive. As we might expect this illustration of 1 Corinthians 10:5 was extremely amusing as the sister tried to wrestle the “thought” to the ground. Arms and legs were flailing about as they tried to take each other captive.
The 2-person skit was a brilliant visual of such a powerful passage. It painted a picture that one doesn’t easy forget, as we as women battle undesired thoughts day in and day out.
I have been sharing a “Love the Lord your God” series with the women here in Boston. The topic for last nights Women’s Midweek Service was all about loving God with all of our minds. As I sat down at my desk to craft the lesson I was going to share… that brief, comical, and brilliant little skit came to mind!! So I remembered how inspired by it I was and decided to put together a little skit of my own for the women here in Boston! It was also very impactful as the women saw 1 corinthians 10:5 come to life!
Women’s Midweek Skit
Sister 1: Disciple (Jenny Rydstedt)
Sister 2: Evil Thoughts (Dishauna Hydes)
Sister 3:Discipling Partner (Nancy Joseph)
Scene: Jenny comes up and stands near the pulpit near the narrator.
Dishauna (Evil Thought) quickly and obnoxiously runs up on stage, and firmly places her hand on Jenny’s head!
Jenny and Dishauna freeze, and stand side-by-side facing the audience.
Narrator explains that sadly we sometimes get comfortable with our evil thoughts. Jenny then acts cozy/comfortable with Dishauna’s hand still firmly on her head.
Narrator explains that Jenny becomes friends with Dishauna (evil thought) Jenny then offers Dishauna a snack, or does something friendly.
Narrator then explains that Jenny starts to entertain the thought.
Jenny then attempts to juggle, and entertain Dishauna (Hand still firmly on head)
Jenny then try’s to share the evil thought. She walks together with Dishauna through the fellowship, and tries really hard to place Dishauna’s other hand on another sister’s head.
Jenny returning with Dishauna to the front of the room gets tired of the thought, and tries to remove her hand but she can’t. Dishauna keeps her hand firmly planted on Jenny’s head.
Narrator asks! What are we supposed to do?
-Jenny calls her discipler Nancy confesses her unrighteous thoughts.
-Nancy comes up front to help!
-Nancy at first aggressively says, “Jenny just stop thinking that way!!” and Nancy then attempts to aggressively pull Dishauna’s hand off of jenny’s head…. but she cannot do it!
-Nancy then helps renew Jenny’s mind by sharing a scripture from her QT and prays with Jenny.
Dishauna then loosens her grasp, and slowly lifts her hand from Jenny’s head. Dishauna then hangs her head low and she walks away sad as she knows she has been defeated by prayer, and discipling with the word of God.