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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

Jairus’s Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus

The next day, as they landed in Capernaum, a large crowd gathered around Jesus again. One of the officials from the local synagogue, a man called Jairus, fell to his knees at Jesus’s feet.

My daughter is dying, Master please come and see her. You can help her I know. I’ve seen you heal people and work miracles. Please come and help my little girl. She’s only twelve, she’s barely started to live.

Of course I’ll come. You lead the way and my disciples and I will follow.

We’ll never make it through these crowds Lord, there are so many people.

We will John, just don’t take your eyes off that man.

They followed Jairus through the crush of people. All around voices clamoured for attention and hands grasped at Jesus and his friends.

Wait! Stop!

What is it, Lord?

I felt someone touch me.

I think we all felt someone touch us, Lord. The important thing is not to make eye contact – some of these people are seriously deranged.

I don’t mean the crowd. Who touched me?




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