The Messages

This drama involves characters that are planted in different types of “soil”. Sam, a music minister, is a lukewarm Christian and one who is surrounded by so many weeds that he is unable to produce any fruit for Christ. Sam’s seed of faith "fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain." (Mark 4:7). Holly is our new Christian and would be said to be someone who falls "on rocky places, where it did not have much soil." Her seed "sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root." (Mark 4:5-6) A third set of characters are those that fall "along the path, where the birds come and eat it up." (Mark 4:4) These involve three characters: Sarah, George, and Melody who are different forms of nonbelievers who do not understand the word. Finally, there are the characters of Grandma Mears and Jennifer who "fell on good soil.” Where “it came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” (Mark 4:8). 

Further developing on the application that Jesus gives us through The Parable of the Sower, we also look at how it relates to evangelism. The lukewarm Christian, Sam Mears, is confronted with his mother (Grandma Mears) and is challenged to start weeding out those hindrances that are preventing that him from producing any fruit. Holly is also discipled by Grandma Mears, but Holly is in such shallow soil, Grandma Mears tries to show her the better soil to be planted in, relying on The Word of God and The Holy Spirit. Lastly, George, Sarah and Melody, having their seed on “the path” and not soil, are ones that have to have their hearts broken up through harsh circumstances before they are ready to hear the Word of God. 

Jesus Christ 
The subject of how Christ sacrificed His life is talked about in great detail in this play. We use the analogy of people making the decision to sacrifice their own life to help save someone who is not a Christian. We also discuss why someone would do this out of love and how it is a choice to receive this gift. 

The symbolism of Christmas items, such as the candy cane and Christmas lights, give further understanding to what Christ did for us all on the cross. We use the candy cane, symbolizing Jesus' death and the life that He gives us, and the Christmas lights, referring to us as Christians being the “light of the world”. It says in Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. " 

Prayer is talked about in great detail by our character Holly. Holly learns how we need to listen for God's voice before we take on any action; as it says in the end of Psalm 5:3, "In the morning, I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly." The idea of prayer is also focused on by Grandma Mears who tells everyone her favorite motto, “pray and obey”. 

Being a Fake Christian 
This topic is shown through our character Sam, who acts one way around his congregation and another around his family. This aspect of lying can be summed up by Proverbs 8:7. "For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips." 

Hell is discussed in great detail; why non-Christians don't believe in Hell, and the importance of understanding it through our Christian walk.