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Triumph, Tears and Talents
Bible Ref: Matthew 21-26; Mark 11-14; Luke 19-22; John 11&12

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:
Psalm Sunday - The Disciples Fetch a Donkey
The Triumphant Entry
The Pharisees Complain
Jesus Weeps for Jerusalem
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
The Fig Tree Withered
Some Greeks Come Looking for Jesus
The Pharisees Question Jesus's Authority
The Parable of the Two Sons
The Evil Tenants
The False Witness – The Plot to Kill Jesus
The Great Banquet (2)
The Question about Paying Taxes
The Greatest Commandment
The Poor Widow's Expensive Offering
The Destruction of the Temple
The End of the World
The Parable of the Talents
The Sheep and the Goats
Judas Offers to Betray Jesus 

Judas Offers to Betray Jesus

As the Passover drew nearer Jesus continued to preach each day in the Temple. The chief priests persisted in their plot against him, conscious of the fragility of the situation with the city full of crowds for the Passover. They watched for any chance to catch him alone, and their opportunity loomed when one of the disciples, Judas Iscariot, came looking for them one dark night.

Judas: I’m looking for Caiaphas.

Annas: Who are you?

Judas: Judas Iscariot, I have a message for him.

Annas: What is it?

Judas: I will only talk to him.

Annas: He’s a busy man, he doesn’t have time for strangers…

Caiaphas: It’s all right Annas, let him in. Judas is it?

Judas: Yes.

Caiaphas: Well, what do you want to tell me?

Judas: I have news of… a mutual acquaintance – I know some of his plans.

Caiaphas: Do you? And why would that be of interest to us?

Judas: Caiaphas, we’re neither of us stupid.

Caiaphas: Well, I know I’m not.

Judas: Do you really want me to spell out my reasons for coming?



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