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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 Great Banquet (2)

As the Passover feast drew closer Jesus continued to teach the people in the Temple.

Jesus: There was a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent out his servants to invite all his friends. But for some reason they all refused to come. So, he sent out more invitations. The servants went with gifts and wedding outfits, luxury transport and garlands of flowers to entice the guests to the son’s banquet. But no matter how hard they tried the king’s friends would not come. They made feeble excuses, slammed their doors and refused to attend. Instead, they threw their own banquets, glamorous and glittering affairs that were only pale imitations of the king’s wedding feast. When the servants persisted some of the men seized them, abused them and even murdered some. The king was enraged. He could barely believe that his friends had treated him in this way. So he mobilised his army and sent them to destroy those who had refused to come to the banquet. Smoke streamed from their cities as their houses and farms went up in flames, and the soldiers exacted retribution upon them.



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