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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 Poor Widow’s Expensive Offering

Jesus sat down opposite the Temple offering box. He sat in silence for a while, watching the crowds placing their money into the Temple treasury. The disciples watched him watching them.

Jesus: You see the rich folks lined up here with their money – you’re an expert on things of the purse Matthew, who do you think is going to give the most to God?

Matthew: Hard to tell Lord, those bags might contain bounties of gold – or just tiny copper. That man there seems rather weighed down.

Jesus: Perhaps it’s his burdens that are heavy – not his giving.

Matthew: True. There’s nothing like money for bringing out the worry in us. I’ve seen it a million times sitting in my tax booth.

Jesus: Perhaps we should study their faces, rather than their purses.

Matthew: What do you mean?

Jesus: Matthew – where your money is – that’s where your heart is.

Matthew: Lord?

Jesus: You can tell a person’s true loyalty by watching their wallet. What do you spend your money on? Food?



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