Sign in or register to download original


Slaughter of the Innocent
Bible Ref: Matthew 26 -27; Mark 14 -15; Luke 22-23; John 18-19

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 Jewish Trial
Peter Denies Jesus Three Times
Judas Returns Thirty Pieces of Silver
The Roman Trial
Herod Meets Jesus
Pilate Releases Barabbas
The Crown of Thorns and the Flogging
Jesus is Crucified
The Two Criminals Crucified with Jesus
John and Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Jesus Dies
The Centurion Believes
Joseph of Arimathea Asks for the Body of Jesus
Guards Stationed by Jesus' Tomb

The Jewish Trial
The detachment of soldiers and the Jewish officials bound Jesus and took him to Annas, the father-in law of Caiaphas, who was High Priest that year.

Annas: So – at last! No more parables, no more miracles, just the man. No interfering crowds… Just the man. What shall we do with this remarkable teacher?

Jesus: I think you already have your plan in mind.

Annas: Silence! You’ve said enough! You may speak when I ask you to. Now, talking of plans, tell me about yours.

Jesus: Why do you ask me that now?

Annas: Answer the question – you’re not normally so restrained with your opinions.

Jesus: I have spoken openly to everyone. I have taught in the synagogues and the Temple – you have heard me yourself on many occasions – so what is to be gained by my repeating everything here?

Annas: You may just save your life.

Jesus: I have not come to save my life. I have come to save yours.



Permission is hereby given for this material to be performed before a live non-paying audience or for any non-profit or charitable occasion.  This sketch may be printed by the purchaser for use by amateurs within their organisation only on condition that such copies are not given, lent or sold to any other organisation or individual. Reproduction or transmission in any form or by any means other than stated above is forbidden without written permission from the publisher: Active Media Publishing Ltd, 71 Lowther Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 3LN  Tel: 01582 603413 


Email:; Website:

Log in to create a review