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A Matter of Life and Death
Bible Ref: Matthew 8,9,& 11 -13; Mark 3&4; Luke 7&8

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 Centurion's Servant
The Widow of Nain
The Messengers from John the Baptist
At the House of Simon the Pharisee
Jesus Drives Out Demons
The Parable of the Sower
Why Use Parables?
The Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Weeds
Jesus Calms a Storm
The Gerasene Demoniacs
Jairus's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus

The Messengers from John the Baptist

John the Baptist was now in prison, arrested by Herod for haranguing him about his illegal marriage for Herod had married the wife of his brother, Philip. Stories began to filter back to John about Jesus and his popularity, so he sent two of his disciples to Jesus to find out for themselves what was going on. When they found Jesus a huge crowd surrounded him.

Nathan: Jesus! Jesus of Nazareth! Your cousin sent us to find you! He has a question for you.
Jesus: John? How is he? Is he surviving in prison? Is he all right?
Nathan: He has a question for you.
Jesus: Is he all right though? Are they feeding him?
Nathan: He’s concerned about you.
Jesus: Me?

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