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Judgement House tells story of life, eternity
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Jonathan (Tristan King) makes fun of Olivia (Allison Sweat) for being a Christian during the drama. / Photo by Steve Beavers
Jonathan (Tristan King) makes fun of Olivia (Allison Sweat) for being a Christian during the drama. / Photo by Steve Beavers
This story by Steve Beavers first appeared in the Independent-Appeal and is reprinted here with permission.

SELMER, Tenn. — First Baptist Church in Selmer has a story to tell.

Close to 300 people of the congregation are getting their chance to share the gospel through the 13th Annual Judgement House of the church.

“Shaken” will be presented starting Sunday night at 4 p.m. Performances are also scheduled for Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 30 from 3-9 p.m.; Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 6-9 p.m.

There will be no admission to attend any of the live performances.

“We do not have the dramatic scene like we have had in the past,” said FBC Associate Pastor/Youth Director John Chandler. “What we do have is a realistic story which connects with everyone.”

“Shaken” deals with the lives of four teenagers. The quartet of – Maggie, Brittany, Eric and Olivia – all come together at a condemned building which turns into a site of tragedy. What will happen when drugs, alcohol, lies, tempers and compassion find themselves face-to-face in the unstable building?

“There are so many elements involved with this theme,” said Chandler. “These are things people deal with everyday.”

A committee has worked on Judgement House for two months.

“We looked at three scripts and this is the one which connected with everyone,” said Chandler.

Psalm 62:6 is the theme verse for this year’s Judgement House.

“Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”

FBC has made some minor changes to the drama this year. Two teams – Judgement and House – have been formed to open more roles for people to be involved.

“The two-team approach will have a positive effect on our student ministries and our adult roles,” said Chandler. “In past years, I feel like people have hesitated to be a part of Judgement House because they don’t feel needed … we want to give people every opportunity to be plugged in.”

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.

“Our goal is to challenge people to get out of their comfort zone and allow God to work through them,” said Chandler.

First Baptist Church is located at 310 West Court Avenue.

(Reservations can be made by calling 731-645-5326.)

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