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The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But…
Bible Ref: Matthew 16-18; Mark 8 & 9; Luke 9; John 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 Yeast of the Pharisees
Jesus Heals a Blind Man
Peter's Declaration about Jesus
The Transfiguration
Jesus Heals a Deaf and Dumb Boy
Money from a Fish's Mouth
Become Like a Child
Who is the Greatest?
The Unforgiving Servant
Thunderbolts from Heaven on a Samaritan Village
Counting the Cost
The Temple Guards
The Woman Caught in Adultery

Thunderbolts from Heaven on a Samaritan Village

As the Jewish feast of Tabernacles approached Jesus’s brothers encouraged him to go to Jerusalem and continue his ministry in public there, but Jesus held back, knowing the time was not right. He waited until they had left then set off with his disciples, leaving secretly and quietly. On the way they came to a Samaritan village, but when James and John went in the locals did not welcome them. They returned wild-eyed and breathing fire.

James: Lord – the people of the town don’t want us here! Can you believe that?
John: What will you do Lord? Call down a thunderbolt on the town and burn it up?
Jesus: No! We’ll just go on to the next village.
James: But Lord – they were quite vocal about disliking us.
John: Are you sure you don’t want to send down a bolt on them?



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