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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

Jesus Calms a Storm

That evening the crowds began to gather again. On seeing them all, Jesus decided to cross the lake to get some solace and rest. He got into a boat and the disciples joined him. They sailed across the water while Jesus fell asleep in the stern. But the lake of Galilee is prone to sudden storms and while they were crossing a powerful wind blew up and the rain began lashing across the boat.

Bail out! Get that water out of the boat!

We are doing! Philip: We’ll never make it…

Shut up and bail.

Where’s Jesus?


Oh great! Just when we could do with a spare pair of hands.

Give him a break – he’s been working day after day from dawn till dark…

Well, he won’t be for much longer if this storm keeps up. Bartholomew! Keep a hold of that sail! Matthew! Row boy, row! Tax collectors!




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