©2005 Mike Competillo
Butch: Hey Buddy, look at what Iíve got. Itís a treasure map.
Spike: Oh wow!
Butch: With this map Iím going to find a lot of money and diamonds and rubies!
(Buddy and Spike look at each other)
Buddy: IÖ I think that treasure map is a fake. Look at what Iíve got. Itís a Bible.
Spike: Are there hidden treasures in the Bible?
Buddy: Oh, yes, Spike! Itís full of a lot of hidden treasures.
Spike: Well Iím going to study my treasure map and then Iím going to follow it until I find the hidden treasure.
Butch: Really? Is there really a hidden treasure map in the Bible?
Buddy: It doesnít look like a map, but information about the treasure is hidden in the writing of it.
Butch: I didnít know that.
Buddy: The Bible says that we should not store up treasures here on earth but in Heaven.
Butch: But the Bible is old, Buddy. How do you know if you can trust the Bible?
Spike: Butch your treasure map is from a bubble gum machine. How real is that?
Buddy: Those treasures are not real!
Butch: Do you think my treasure map is a fake?
Spike: Of course it is.
Buddy: Iím afraid so, Butch. Everyone should study the Bible and follow what it says.
Spike: Buddy, tell us about some of the treasures in the Bible?
Buddy: One treasure you will find is the gift of wisdom, the Bible says that
Wisdom is worth more than diamonds and rubies.
Spike: With wisdom we can learn how to do what is right.
Butch: Whatís another treasure, Buddy?
Buddy: We are Butch!
Buddy: The Bible says we are the Lords treasure. We are a jewel in His crown.
Butch: You mean the Lord loves me more than money and treasures?
Buddy: Yes Butch. The Bible teaches us that we are like beautiful stones to the Lord.
Spike: Like a diamond or a ruby?
Spike: Whatís another treasure, Buddy?
Buddy: Another treasure is Godís Power. It lives inside us when we read and study the Bible.
Butch: So I should read and study the Bible instead of studying my treasure map?
Buddy: Oh yeah. If you read and study the Bible, the treasures that God gives
you, you will be able to share those treasures with someone else.
Spike: That sounds great. I can give my friends and families treasures thatíll last forever!
Buddy: The best treasure from the Bible and the most important one is Jesus. He came to earth to die on a cross, and took the punishment for our sins.
Spike: Thatís right. And 3 days later, on Easter Sunday, He rose up from the dead!
Buddy: Thatís right Spike! Thatís the good news! And thatís the reason so many missionaries go all over the world to tell those who havenít heard.
Butch: Is it true, Buddy that those who donít receive Jesus and His teaching will have to pay the price of death for their own sins?
Buddy: Thatís true, Butch. Eternal death, which means never ever being allowed into heaven or the New Jerusalem.
Spike: So remember to bring in those barrels next week! It helps the missionaries tell more people about the good news of Jesus.
Butch: The real treasure which lasts forever!
Buddy: With Godís treasures we can all have a happy Resurrection Day!
All: Bye, bye. (Puppets exit)