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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 Parable of the Talents

Peter: What should we do while we wait for your kingdom, Lord?

Jesus: Use what you have wisely, Peter. There was a man who had three servants. He was going off on a long journey so he called the three together.

Nobleman: I’m about to go traveling and I would like the three of you to look after my talents. To one I shall give five, to two I shall give two and to three I shall give one.

First Servant: Pardon?

Nobleman: To you I shall give five talents.

First Servant: Oh thank you!

Nobleman: To you I shall give two talents.

Second Servant: Oh thank you!

Nobleman: And to you I shall give one talent.

Third Servant: Oh!

Nobleman: What? No thank you?

Third Servant: Oh… All right then… thank you…

Nobleman: Good! Now I shall be gone some time so I expect you to use the money wisely, increase it for my benefit and then return it gladly when I get back. Got it?

First Servant: Oh yes.

Jesus: So the man went on his journey. After a long trip he returned home tired, but expectant.

Nobleman: So – how did we all do?  



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