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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 Parable of the Sower

Jesus left the house and went on down to the lake. So many people thronged about him that he got into a boat and pushed out onto the water. He began to teach them.

Jesus: Do you see the men in the fields over there? What are they doing? Yes, farming. But what are they actually doing? Right, sowing seeds. Now you’ve all seen farmers out at work. What happens when they sow?

Philip: They take handfuls of seed and scatter it on the land.
Jesus: And then?
Philip: Then they take another handful of seed and scatter that.
Jesus: And then?
Peter: Lord, this could go on all day.
Jesus: True – just like a farmer sowing seeds. But think – use your eyes. What happens to the seed?




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