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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 Emmaus Road
Later that Sunday two of Jesus’s followers were travelling to Emmaus, a village about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.

Cleopas: Do you believe what the women said?

Nathanael: I don’t know, I want to, but it seems to good to be true.

Cleopas: And too confusing! Mary says one thing, Salome another. Joanna another…

Nathanael: Not strictly true – Joanna and Salome had the same story.

Cleopas: Yes, but they couldn’t remember how many angels there were supposed to be, and exactly where Jesus was when he met them. Joanna actually thought that Mary was still with them at one point! Hardly corroborating evidence.

Nathanael: They all agree on the main point though, Cleopas.

Cleopas: What’s that?

Nathanael: You mean I have to tell you? Jesus – he’s alive!

Cleopas: Oh that! True – but that’s what they want, isn’t it?

Nathanael: Yes, but wishful thinking doesn’t bring a man back from the dead.

Cleopas: Exactly! That’s my point!

Nathanael: Keep your voice down, we’re being followed.

Cleopas: Oh great – you don’t think it’s one of the Pharisees do you?

Nathanael: Doubt it, they’re too busy spreading slanderous rumours to worry about us.

Jesus: Excuse me, are you going far?



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