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A Matter of Life and Death Bible Ref: Matthew 8,9,& 11 -13; Mark 3&4; Luke 7&8

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:
The Centurion's Servant
The Widow of Nain
The Messengers from John the Baptist
At the House of Simon the Pharisee
Jesus Drives Out Demons
The Parable of the Sower
Why Use Parables?
The Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Weeds
Jesus Calms a Storm
The Gerasene Demoniacs
Jairus's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus

The Widow of Nain

From Capernaum Jesus went on to Nain. A large, lively crowd followed him and as he and his disciples approached the town gate a funeral procession was coming out towards them. Behind the coffin a woman was weeping terribly, her heart visibly broken.

Peter: Perhaps we should move out of here, Lord, we don’t want to disrupt this funeral with this rabble behind us.
Jesus: Andrew – Find out what’s going on will you?
Peter: What? Look it’s obvious – there’s a box, there’s six men carrying it, there’s a lot of unhappy people – I think that means it’s a funeral. We should give them some space.
Andrew: The woman crying has just lost her only son. She’s a widow and she’s heartbroken.




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