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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 Greatest Commandment  (Short Sketch)

Joseph: Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in all of the law?

Jesus: The most important one? Let’s see… It is the first. Love the Lord your God with every part of you – your soul, your mind, your heart and your strength. This is the greatest and the second is very close. Love your neighbour as you love yourself. All the laws of God hang on these two commandments.

Joseph: Well said. There is no other God in heaven or earth and there is no better thing than to love him with all your heart, understanding and strength, and to love your neighbour as you describe. This is much more important than offerings to God, or sacrifices. Love and obedience is surely the way.

Jesus: It is! You are very close to the kingdom of God, very close.

After this no one dared ask him any more questions and the Pharisees and Sadducees slipped away.



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