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contributor: Dave Hopwood


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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From there Jesus and his disciples went to Capernaum and then onto Jerusalem for the Passover feast. In the city Jesus performed several miraculous signs, and some of the local people began to believe in him. Word soon spread and, intrigued, one of the Pharisees asked to meet him secretly. 
So, late one evening, Nicodemus hovered in a back street, waiting in the shadows. When he heard footsteps he stepped out into the fading light, but it wasn’t his expected rendezvous. 
Oh! Oh, Matthias, it’s you... I mean, good evening. Lovely evening, w... w... w... wouldn’t you say?

Well, apart from the biting wind, the freezing fog, this fine drizzle and those black clouds overhead, yes, it’s wonderful. I’m surprised you’re not sun-bathing on the patio. 

What? Oh yes, very good, very er… funny. Actually... I er... I thought I’d come for a late night stroll. 

Really, that’s not like you. The sedan cracking under the strain again?
No, no, no, no, not at all. I just thought I’d er... take the dog for a walk.
Nicodemus you are slipping. Bending to such menial tasks. The servants aren’t on strike again are they? 

No, no, no everything’s fine.
Where is he then? 

Actually I really must be getting along, you know how it is... 




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