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Back for Good
Bible Ref: Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21; Acts 1

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:
The Resurrection
The Women Come to the Tomb
Peter and John Come Running
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
The Disciples Refuse to Believe
The Chief Priests Concoct a Cover Story
The Emmaus Road
Back to Jerusalem
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Thomas Doubts
Thomas and Jesus
Thomas States His Case
Jesus Appears to Seven Fisherman – Breakfast on the Beach
Jesus Reinstates Peter
The Ascension – Jesus Returns to Heaven
Peter's Call
The Day of Pentecost
Peter's Sermon

The Ascension – Jesus Returns to Heaven
Jesus continued to appear to his followers over the coming days. Then, forty days after his resurrection, he led them up the Mount of Olives. There were more than five hundred followers with him, along with eleven of his disciples. Judas Iscariot was no longer with them. He had committed suicide after realising he had betrayed Jesus to death. They had found him hanging from a tree, a lonely, dark figure in a place that became known as the Field of Blood. On the mountain many of Jesus’s followers were still confused in their faith, but they worshipped him there.

Jesus: My Father has given me all authority in heaven and on earth – so now I’m telling you – go and conquer the earth with love. Change the face of mankind with the power of God. Make disciples from every nation and baptise them in the name of the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit. Go in my name and I will always be with you. You will never be abandoned or alone.

Peter: Lord – what about your kingdom? Are you going to bring that in now? Is Israel going to be set free?

Jesus: I can’t answer that, Peter. My Father knows the plans, not me. But I want you to go back to Jerusalem and wait. Wait for my Father’s next move. He will send great power on you – and you will certainly see the kingdom start to move in Jerusalem.



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