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Early Days
Bible Ref:  Matthew 3 & 4;  Mark 1;  Luke 2-4;  John 1-4


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:
Jesus Visits the Temple as a Boy
John the Baptist Begins His Ministry
Jesus is Tempted in the Wilderness
The First Followers of Jesus
Nathanael – the True Israelite
The Wedding at Cana
Water into Wine
The Samaritan Woman at the Well

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Jesus Visits the Temple as a Boy
Jesus grew up in the town of Nazareth, in the district of Galilee. His parents settled there after their return from Egypt and each year they journeyed to the Temple in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover. When he was twelve they took Jesus along and after, as they made their way back, they discovered he was no longer with them. Mary was distraught. They fought their way back through the tide of people, searching the swathes of extended families - but there was no sign of their son. Desperately they took the road back towards Jerusalem. After three days of frantic searching they found him, sitting in the Temple courts, debating with the teachers. 
Son! What are you doing here! For goodness sake, we’ve been out of our minds. We’ve been looking everywhere. Everywhere! You shouldn’t be here like this.You must not wander o? like that!

Why were you searching for me? 




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