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The Great and the Good
Bible Ref: Matthew 19-20 & 26; Mark 10 & 14; Luke 17-19; John 11 & 12

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:
Lazarus is Raised from the Dead                       
The Resurrection and the Life                            
The Pharisees Plot to Kill Jesus                       
The Ten Lepers                                                    
The Return of the Son of Man                             
The Persistent Widow and the Unjust Judge        
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector                   
Marriage and Divorce                                         
Blessing the Children                                          
The Rich Young Leader
A Camel through the Eye of a Needle
The Workers in the Vineyard – the Last will be First
James and John and Their Mother's Request
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
Blind Bartimaeus  
At the House of Zacchaeus
Ten Minas and Ten Servants   
Mary Anoints Jesus

James and John and Their Mother’s Request

Nearby James and John were in quiet conversation together.

John: James?

James: Yes John.

John: I’ve been thinking.

James: Oh that makes a change.
John: Yes. You know we’ve been friends with Jesus for a good while now?

James: Yes.

John: Well what I want to know is, why does he get all the limelight all the time?

James: Probably because he’s the Messiah. He’s only the greatest person who ever lived.

John: No, not Jesus - Peter - I’m talking about Peter. Why’s he get all the limelight all the time? Why are people always coming to him and not us?

James: I suppose it could be because we haven’t walked on water, or been given the keys of the kingdom, or been called the rock on which God’s going to build his church.

John: True. But neither do we have a talent for getting it wrong all the time and looking like a prize turnip.



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