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Money, Money, Money
Bible Ref: Luke 13-17

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 Heals on the Sabbath
The Great Banquet
The Tower Builder and the Warring King
The Lost Sheep
The Lost Coin
The Prodigal Son
Who Needs to Repent?
The Shrewd Manager
Lazarus and Dives

Lazarus and Dives

Jesus went on to tell another story.

Jesus: There was once a very rich man called Dives.  He was so rich he lived his life in ease and luxury, in a huge mansion, dressed in purple and fine linens.  One day a poor beggar called Lazarus was laid at his gates and whenever the rich man waddled past him, Lazarus would beg for a little money.  But the rich man ignored him and the poor man became so thin and ill that his body developed terrible sores. The rich man’s many dogs gathered around him and licked the weeping wounds.  It was a horrible sight.  After long days of suffering Lazarus died and went to heaven.  Soon after the rich man had a heart attack and died too, due to all the rich food he was eating.  As he lay in torment in hell he looked up and saw Lazarus up in heaven, feasting at the heavenly banquet, in peace and luxury.  So he called out to Father Abraham, who was overseeing the proceedings.

Dives: Hey! Abraham – you up in heaven there!
Abraham: What is it?
Dives: What’s that flea-infested beggar doing in paradise?
Abraham: Enjoying the finest foods and best wines.
Dives: You know what I mean – he should not be up there. Send him down.



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