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Slaughter of the Innocent
Bible Ref: Matthew 26 -27; Mark 14 -15; Luke 22-23; John 18-19

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 Jewish Trial
Peter Denies Jesus Three Times
Judas Returns Thirty Pieces of Silver
The Roman Trial
Herod Meets Jesus
Pilate Releases Barabbas
The Crown of Thorns and the Flogging
Jesus is Crucified
The Two Criminals Crucified with Jesus
John and Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Jesus Dies
The Centurion Believes
Joseph of Arimathea Asks for the Body of Jesus
Guards Stationed by Jesus' Tomb

Herod Meets Jesus (Short Sketch)
So they took Jesus to see Herod who was overjoyed at the meeting.

Herod: Delightful! I have heard so much about this man. Miracles galore, so they say. Is that true Nazarene? Are you a miracle worker? Hmm. No answer. You’ve not cut out his tongue, have you? I hope not I want to hear one of those magnificent stories of his. Prodigals running off after lost sheep, Samaritans beating up nagging widows. Come on, Jesus, spin us a yarn. D’you know, I thought you would be taller somehow. Yes. And a bit better looking, though it’s hard to tell behind the swellings there. So you claim to be God? And yet man. That’s a new one – clever too. Would you like some wine? Ooh no – you can make your own can’t you, and bread. And you can fish for money! Perhaps he’s got a sore throat. Have you a sore throat?



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