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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 

Palm Sunday - The Disciples Fetch a Donkey
On their way to Jerusalem Jesus and his followers stopped at the Mount of Olives. While they waited there Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead to a nearby village.

Peter: You’re not serious
Andrew: That’s what he said.
Peter: No he didn’t!
Andrew: What do you mean, no he didn’t? You weren’t even there.
Peter: All right then, but what’s he want it for?
Andrew: Riding into town, what else do you think?
Peter: Well, it’s cheaper than a horse, I suppose.
Andrew: Oh, we’re not paying for it.
Peter: I beg your pardon?
Andrew. We’re just to collect the animals and if anyone asks...
Peter: They fell off the back of a chariot.
Andrew: No! He said just tell them he needs them.
Peter: Oh I see. And I suppose we can just pick up a couple of new cloaks, a few jars of wine and a basket of figs while we’re at it. Andrew: No. We haven’t got time. But with the animals we just say: The Master needs them.



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