Hand-drawn pictures of Jacob & Esau, Moses, Ruth and Gideon on 3 inch x
5 inch index cards. (Begin with Duke on stage by himself
surrounded by drawings of Bible Heroes on index cards.)
Duke: Dude! I am such a genius! I am going to make a fortune
and like be able to retire before I turn 20!
Robbie: (Enters. Notices cards.) Wow Duke! What are you
Duke: Oh hey Rob. I am like so busy. I had a brainstorm that
is going to make us a million dollars for sure!
Robbie: Us? What are you talking about Duke?
Duke: Well, I am going to let you be my partner. You'll get
like half of the fortune. You gotta work for it though.
Robbie: Back up for a minute, Duke!
Duke: Why, am I like standing too close? Sorry, I had pizza
with extra onions for breakfast and totally forgot my breath mints. I'll
try not to breathe on you.
Robbie: I don't mean back up as in move away, I mean back up
in what you're telling me about. What is your million dollar brainstorm?
Duke: Well, Rob. You remember a few weeks ago I became a
Robbie: Of course I remember, Duke that was a big deal. But
what does it have to do with making money?
Duke: Plenty. See before I was a Christian, I never understood
why people had those fish shaped things on their cars and wore those
WWJD bracelets. It stands for "What Would Jesus Do" but I thought it
stood for "Whoah! We're Jammin' Dudes!"
Robbie: Why would you think that?
Duke: Cause that's what I used to say a lot when my buds and I
would practice in my garage. We had a band and sometimes I would say "Whoah!
We're Jammin' Dudes!" 'Course, nobody could hear me because the guitars
were way too loud an...
Robbie: Sorry I asked, Duke. Would you get to the point?
Duke: I really like following Jesus. And I liked learning
about all those Bible dudes with you but there's something else I am
learning. Christians love to buy stuff!
Robbie: Oh Brother.
Duke: Yeah, we're all brothers and sisters in Christ! Preach
Robbie: OK, so you want to sell stuff to Christians? What does
this have to do with WWJD or these cards?
Duke: Well, people bought all that stuff with WWJD on it. I
figure the next big thing... Dude, are you ready for this?
Robbie: Yes, Duke! What?! What?! What?! Spit it out!
Duke: The next big thing is... Duhn duh da da! (As in
fanfare) Duke's Waycool, Awesome Bible Hero Collector Cards!
Robbie: You've got to be kidding me.
Duke: No. Now hang one, Rob. You're my business partner so I
want you to be the first to see these limited edition cards!
Robbie: Limited edition?
Duke: Yeah, I can only make 'em until I like run out of index
cards. Then I'll have to get more from my mom's recipe box. Check out
this one! (Points to the Jacob Card)
Robbie: It's a recipe for Chicken With Dumplings!
Duke: No, dude, read the other side of the card.
Robbie: Oh. It says "Jacob and Esau with a bowl of stew."
Duke: Yeah buddy. How about the art work on that one. Can I
draw or not. I mean, just how cool is that. Ha!
Robbie: Don't ask. You've also got Ruth and Naomi, Moses with
the 10 Commandments and Gideon with his army?
Duke: Yep and it's only the beginning.
Robbie: Um. These are real nice Duke but why would people want
to buy them.
Duke: Isn't it obvious? These cards are going to teach them
all about the heroes of the Bible. Besides, If people bought the WWJD
bracelets and those little metal fish stickers, they're sure to buy
these waycool, beaudacious cards!
Robbie: Sure, Duke. Look, I think you may have gotten the
wrong message from our talks about Bible heroes. I've been trying to
teach the kids that these Bible heroes all had 2 things in common.
Duke: Ok, let me see if I can guess. The first thing was, they
had way-out, crazy, weird names. And the second was they would all look
totally cool on my home-made Bible Hero collector cards!
Robbie: (Sounding like a game show buzzer) Bzzzt!
Wrong! No. The 2 things that all Bible heroes had in common is that they
were all normal people like you, me and the kids! And second, they all
put their trust in God even when things got tough.
Duke: Oh. Well, like yeah. That's what I meant.
Robbie: And there's one other thing, Duke. One other thing
they had in common. Do you know what it is?
Duke: Naw. Spill it, Rob. What did they else have in common?
Robbie: God helped them. Each and every one. He helped Rahab,
he helped Ruth, he helped David and Joshua. Every last one of them were
heroes because of what God did for them. All they had to do was trust
Duke: Whoah. I get it. It's kinda like you can snowboard. But
like if there's no snow, you're just going to stand there and look
stupid. And then all the babes are going to laugh at you...
Duke: Ya know. Like, you can't snowboard with no snow.
Otherwise you are just standing there strapped to a snowboard and
bindings with nothing to do. That's like what you're saying... you can't
do amazing, awesome, cool stuff without God.
Robbie: Oh. Since you put it that way, yeah. That's what I'm
Duke: So I guess I had the wrong idea with these cards, huh.
Robbie: Well, I wouldn't try to sell them. But making them was
OK. Actually, they are kinda nice. Hey, why don't we make some
more, a whole set and then we can use them to share the story of the
Bible heroes with our friends.
Duke: Now that's a cool idea, Rob. Let's grab the markers and
make some hero cards!
Robbie: Sounds good. (As they exit) I'm going to draw
one of me and Rahab eating pancakes! Remember that time...