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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 Question about Paying Taxes (Short Sketch)

The Pharisees continued their ploys to try and trap Jesus.

Pharisee: Teacher, we know you are a man of great integrity. You are very honest and always tell the truth.
Jesus: Surely that’s a requirement of every teacher.
Pharisee: Well said, but you are a man who is particularly strong, you’re never swayed by the opinions of others, no matter who they are. Jesus: What is it you want of me now?
Pharisee: Nothing teacher, we would just like your opinion on a difficult matter. Should we pay taxes to Caesar or not? What do you think? Jesus: I think there is more to your question that meets the eye.
Pharisee: We only seek truth, Lord.
Jesus: No – you seek ever more duplicitous ways to protect yourselves.
Pharisee: Please, teacher, just settle this matter for us.
Jesus: Okay. Do have a denarius?
Pharisee: Somewhere… Yes here we are.
Jesus: Turn it over. Whose head is imprinted on it?



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