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A New Kind of Fishing 
Bible Ref:  Matthew 4,8,9 &12;  Mark 1-3;  Luke 4-6;  John 4 & 5
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:
Jesus Heals an Official's Son
Isaiah's Prophecy
Jesus Calls Four Fisherman
Jesus Heals Peter's Mother-in-law
Jesus Heals a Leper
A Lame Man is Lowered Through the Roof
Jesus Calls Matthew the Tax Collector
At Matthew's House
New Wine in New Wineskins
The Healing at the Pool of Bethesda
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing
The Debate about the Sabbath
Jesus Heals a Man with a Withered Hand
Jesus Commissions the Twelve
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing 

The healed man ran from that place, tears streaming down his face. Jesus returned to his disciples and they left the pool, quietly slipping away through the infected crowds. 
Pharisee:  Hold on a minute. What do you think you’re doing? 
Paralytic:  What? 
Pharisee:  What are you doing? 
Paralytic:  I’m running – I haven’t done it for years!! 
Pharisee:   I don’t mean that – I mean that. 
Paralytic:  Oh this! It’s just my old mat. Do you want it – I don’t need it now. 
Pharisee:  Of course I don’t want it – I’m not carrying that on the Sabbath and you shouldn’t be either. You’re breaking the law. 



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 3LNTel: 01582 603413 


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