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Jesus Dies

contributor: Dave Hopwood


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

Jesus Dies (Short Sketch… follows on from John and Mary, the Mother of Jesus)

Jesus: I’m thirsty… Please get me a drink…

The soldiers ran for a sponge, soaked it and jammed it onto the end of a hyssop branch. They held up the sour wine and Jesus drank. He shook the drops from his mouth and called out again.

Jesus: It’s done, at last it’s over.

Soldier: What’s he talking about?

Jesus: It’s finished. Father – into your hands I commit my spirit.

And with that he bowed his head, breathed his last and died. In the same moment there was an earthquake, tombs cracked and split open, and the bodies of many of the dead arose refreshed and alive again. The curtain in the Temple hiding the holiest place from the people was torn in two, rendering access for everyone.



Permission is hereby given for this material to be performed before a live non-paying audience or for any non-profit or charitable occasion.  This sketch may be printed by the purchaser for use by amateurs within their organisation only on condition that such copies are not given, lent or sold to any other organisation or individual. Reproduction or transmission in any form or by any means other than stated above is forbidden without written permission from the publisher: Active Media Publishing Ltd, 71 Lowther Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 3LN  Tel: 01582 603413 



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