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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 Drives Out Demons

Jesus and his disciples left that town and went onto others, continuing the ministry of healing, preaching and deliverance. Others were with him too, Mary, Joanna, Suzanna and other women who were supporting Jesus out of their own finances. Jesus had driven demons out of some of them and he continued to exorcise those brought to him with evil sprits. It caused a stir and many of the religious leaders felt threatened and regularly argued with him. One day Jesus and his disciples entered a house and the place was so packed no one could move. He healed a man who was unable to speak or hear, by driving a demon out of him.

Jesus: You may have heard the Pharisees claim that I drive out demons by the power of Beelzebub – but think about the ridiculousness of that. Any house divided will fall – I drive out demons not by the power of the devil – but by the hand of God...




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