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A Matter of Life and Death
Bible Ref: Matthew 8,9,& 11 -13; Mark 3&4; Luke 7&8

Each of the following sketches (scenes) can be used to form the basis for a complete act of worship or used as individual scenes on separate occasions. Each scene will require a narrator to read the linking text as well as the characters in the scene itself.

List of scenes:
The Centurion's Servant
The Widow of Nain
The Messengers from John the Baptist
At the House of Simon the Pharisee
Jesus Drives Out Demons
The Parable of the Sower
Why Use Parables?
The Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Weeds
Jesus Calms a Storm
The Gerasene Demoniacs
Jairus's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus

At the House of Simon the Pharisee

Later that day one of the local Pharisees, Simon, invited Jesus to his home for a meal. So Jesus went, ate with him and enjoyed his hospitality. But while they were eating a local prostitute appeared in the doorway. She had heard that Jesus was in the town and so she slipped in and sat behind him. She began to cry and her tears washed over the dust on Jesus’s feet. She wiped the tears with her hair and then took some perfume she had brought in an alabaster jar and doused his feet with the sweet oil. Simon the Pharisee watched bemused. He turned to one of the other guests.

Simon: If this man’s a prophet then I’m the Emperor. A prophet would know immediately who she is and what she’s up to…
Jesus: Simon! That reminds me…
Simon: Yes, teacher?
Jesus: I have a story for you.
Simon: Go ahead – I’ve heard you’re a good storyteller.





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