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The Great and the Good
Bible Ref: Matthew 19-20 & 26; Mark 10 & 14; Luke 17-19; 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:
Lazarus is Raised from the Dead                       
The Resurrection and the Life                            
The Pharisees Plot to Kill Jesus                       
The Ten Lepers                                                    
The Return of the Son of Man                             
The Persistent Widow and the Unjust Judge        
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector                   
Marriage and Divorce                                         
Blessing the Children                                          
The Rich Young Leader
A Camel through the Eye of a Needle
The Workers in the Vineyard – the Last will be First
James and John and Their Mother's Request
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
Blind Bartimaeus  
At the House of Zacchaeus
Ten Minas and Ten Servants   
Mary Anoints Jesus

The Resurrection and the Life

Jesus and his friends went to Judea and Bethany, which was less than two miles from Jerusalem. When they arrived there a few days later there was a large party of mourners, weeping and wailing. Martha ran to meet Jesus, her eyes wild.

Martha: Where were you? You should have been here! We sent word.
Jesus: I did not come straight away.
Martha: I know that! If you had done my brother would still be alive! Instead he’s dead and cold and it’s your fault!
Jesus: I’m sorry I was not here.
Martha: You had the power to do something.
Jesus: Your brother will rise.
Martha: I know that! I know he will rise on the last day. But what about this day – and all the other days we have to live without him.
Jesus: Martha – I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live forever even though their bodies die. Do you believe this?
Martha: Yes, Lord. In spite of what’s happened I still believe that you are the Son of God, the one the prophets said would come into the world.
Jesus: Where’s your sister?



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 3LN  Tel: 01582 603413 


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