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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 

The Destruction of the Temple (Short Sketch)

As they left the Temple the disciples were marvelling at the architecture.

Jesus: Don’t be impressed by the size of the stonework here.

Judas: Why not Lord – it’s magnificent! There’s nothing like it…

Jesus: No, and neither will there be anything like the sound of its fall as every stone comes crashing down.

Judas: What do you mean Lord? Is there to be an earthquake?

Jesus: An earthquake? No. Every one of these stones will be thrown down, smashed and crushed by man when this place is surrounded and plundered.

Judas: When? Soon?

Jesus: Oh yes, Judas, very soon. Oh Jerusalem! How I longed to come and hold you, how I dreamt of visiting you and gathering your children like a hen gathers its chicks under its wings. I ached to comfort you – but it’s too late. You have rejected all that is good – and killed all that is hopeful. The prophets are gone and soon the Son of Man must suffer the same fate at your murderous hands. Oh Jerusalem… When you’re lying in rubble, will you realize then what you have done? I wonder… I wonder…



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