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Bible Ref: Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21; Acts 1

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 Resurrection
The Women Come to the Tomb
Peter and John Come Running
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
The Disciples Refuse to Believe
The Chief Priests Concoct a Cover Story
The Emmaus Road
Back to Jerusalem
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Thomas Doubts
Thomas and Jesus
Thomas States His Case
Jesus Appears to Seven Fisherman – Breakfast on the Beach
Jesus Reinstates Peter
The Ascension – Jesus Returns to Heaven
Peter's Call
The Day of Pentecost
Peter's Sermon

Jesus Appears to Seven Fisherman – Breakfast on the Beach
The disciples returned to Galilee to meet Jesus there as he had promised them. But the days slipped by and there was no sign of the Messiah. So Peter, being Peter decided to do something.

Peter: Come on, let’s go fishing. James, let’s find your father Zebedee, we’ll borrow a boat and throw out a few nets.

So they went down to the Sea of Tiberius. James and John were there, also Nathanael, Thomas and two others. They found one of their old boats, pushed out in it and fished all night. They caught nothing.

Thomas: This was a good idea, Peter.

Peter: Shut up, Thomas, it was better than sitting around gathering dust. At least we get some fresh air out here.

James: Yes, and that’s just about all we’ll get.

A figure appeared on the shore

Jesus: Haven’t you caught anything yet?

James: No! We’ve been out all night and haven’t even caught a cold.

Jesus: Throw your nets over the other side.

Peter: Don’t be stupid! What’s the point of that?

Jesus: You might just catch something.

Peter: Who does he think he is? We’re the fisherman, we should know what we’re doing.

Jesus: Just try it.

Thomas: What have we got to lose Peter? Have a bit of faith in the suggestion.

Peter: A bit of faith? A bit of faith? Thomas! Who are you to talk about a bit of faith?

Thomas: At least I didn’t deny him!

Peter: Right!

Nathanael: Settle down you two, there isn’t room to fight in this boat. Just throw the nets over the other side.

Jesus: Caught anything yet?

Peter: Give us time, we’re just doing it now. We won’t catch anything.



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