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Publicize this to your church and try to get a good audience out to support your youth as they act out scenes from our church\'92s history.\par }{\plain \par }{\plain \b Preparation Time: }{\plain Begin preparing this program at least a month in advance (having already obtained a copy of the scripts). Choose your actors and, if you have experienced and responsible youth/young adults who can handle the task, choose a director so that you do not have to bear the whole burden of arranging the program. Schedule regular practices for your group and publicize the program to the church for at least three weeks before you perform it. As you work with the youth on the skit(s), discuss why it\'92s important for Adventist young people in the twenty-first century to understand our heritage in the nineteenth century.\par }{\plain \b \par }\pard {\shp{ \*\shpinst\shptop14520\shpbottom17577\shpleft1451\shpright10046\shpbymargin\shpbxmargin\shpwr2{\sp{\sn fLine}{\sv 1}}{\sp{\sn lineStyle}{\sv 0}}{\sp{\sn lineWidth}{\sv 14478}}\brsp100{\sp{\sn shapeType}{\sv 202}}{\shptxt { {\plain \b Position One: }{\plain Homosexuals are evil, sick perverts who are trying to take over and corrupt our society with their loose morals. God hates them and all they do, and is punishing them by giving them AIDS. Homosexuality is abominable to God and homosexuals should be wiped out.\par }{\plain \i Explore the resource materials and discuss these questions:\par }{\plain 1. What Biblical basis do these people have for their view?\par }{\plain 2. How does it fit with your understanding of the Bible?\par }{\plain 3. How do you think a gay man or lesbian woman would feel hearing these views expressed?\par }}}}}\pard {\plain \b Bible Text: }{\plain Isaiah 46:9}{\plain \b \par }\pard \tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360 {\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Song Service:\par }{\plain \'93We Have This Hope\'94}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Resources: }{\plain \i Playing our Past}{\plain is available from AdventSource (}{\field{\*\fldinst HYPERLINK "(www.adventsource.org)" }{\fldrslt{{\*\cs30\ul\cf2 www.adventsource.org)}}}}{\plain for $14.95 US.}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Vesper or Closing Thought:\par }{\plain Use this quote from Ellen G. White to open or close your performance, and/or have it printed on programs you distribute to the audience:}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \par }{\plain "In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment and with confidence in Christ as Leader. We have {\*\bkmkstart LPHit1}{\*\bkmkend LPHit1}nothing to {\*\bkmkstart LPHit2}{\*\bkmkend LPHit2}fear for the {\*\bkmkstart LPHit3}{\*\bkmkend LPHit3}future, except as we shall {\*\bkmkstart LPHit4}{\*\bkmkend LPHit4}forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history. We are now a strong people, if we will put our trust in the Lord; for we are handling the mighty truths of the word of God. We have everything to be thankful for." (Ellen G. White, General Conference Bulletin, 1893).\par }\pard \tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360 {\plain \par }}