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 A Matter of Life and Death
Bible Ref: Matthew 8,9,& 11 -13; Mark 3&4; Luke 7&8

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 Centurion's Servant
The Widow of Nain
The Messengers from John the Baptist
At the House of Simon the Pharisee
Jesus Drives Out Demons
The Parable of the Sower
Why Use Parables?
The Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Weeds
Jesus Calms a Storm
The Gerasene Demoniacs
Jairus's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus

The Centurion’s Servant

When Jesus had finished teaching his disciples he led them back down the mountain and into Capernaum. The crowds followed him once again and soon a centurion came to him and begged Jesus to heal his servant. The man had great faith and astounded Jesus with his level of trust. Before long the centurion was hurrying home.

Marcus: Centurion! Where are you off to in such a hurry’?
Centurion: Can’t stop, Marcus, got to get home.
Marcus: Really, bit of a crisis on, eh?
Centurion: No, just the opposite. My servant has just been healed by Jesus. And I’m off home to see him.
Marcus: You mean, that prophet?
Centurion: He’s more than a prophet, Marcus, He’s God’s anointed.
Marcus: Maybe, but He didn’t do much for me, I took my slave to see Him.
Centurion: Your slave, why did you want to take him? Marcus: Oh, I didn’t want to take him. I knew it was no good. I knew that Jesus would just look at him and spout some religious stuff about repenting.
Centurion: And what did he do?


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