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JESUS'S DEATH

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Assembly Title
Jesus's Death

Submitted by
S. Daly

Age Group
7-14

Aim
To examine the role of different people in the death of Jesus

Faith Group
Christian

Resources
Costumes for the actors

Time of Year
Lent, Holy Week, Good Friday, Easter

Script
1.
Two of Jesus's followers were going to a village named Emmaus. They were talking to each other sadly about all the things that had happened.
As they talked, Jesus himself drew near and walked along with them, but they didn't recognise him.
As they came to the village Jesus was going to walk on, but the two men asked him to stay and eat with them. So he went in with them and sat down to eat.
When he took the bread into his hands, blessed and broke it they recognised him.

Hymn: 'We are one in the Spirit' by Peter Scholtes (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone number 769)

2. Many people still wonder why a good man like Jesus was put to death. Perhaps as we get older the death of Jesus may teach us something. We can ask many questions about it.

3. Who killed the King?

GUARD:
I, the guard.
When they gave me the word
I hoisted him high
And left him to die.
I killed the King.

4. Who gave the orders?

PILATE:
I, Pilate, his judge.
Though I bore him no grudge,
When they shouted so loud
I gave into the crowd
And I gave the orders.

5. Who yelled for his blood?

CROWD:
We, the crowd in the street,
Who had kneeled at his feet.
But we tired of him soon,
And the priests called the tune,
So we yelled for his blood.

6. Who planned his death?

CAIAPHAS:
I, Caiaphas, saw
How he questioned our law,
Leading people astray.
Yes, he got in my way,
So I planned his death.

7. Who gave him away?

JUDAS:
I, Judas who knew
What the priests meant to do.
To save my own skin
I thought I'd cash in
So I gave him away.

8. Who stayed to the end?

MARY:
I followed my son
And saw what was done.
I stood by his side
While he suffered and died.
Yes, I stayed to the end.

9. Who buried his body?

JOSEPH:
I, Joseph, one of the Jews,
Though I'd so much to lose.
I faced up to my fears,
To the threats and the sneers
And I buried his body.

10. Who saw him rise?

MARY MAGDALENE:
I, Magdalene, who owed him so much,
Who was healed by his touch.
For good or for ill
I believed in him still
And I saw him rise.

11. Where is he now?

ALL:
In Greece and in Gaul,
With Peter, with Paul.
In hope and despair
He has always been there
And he's here with us now.

(Short silence)

12. Our Father...

Hymn: 'I danced in the morning' by Sydney Carter. (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone number 275)




S. Daly 2000


Last updated 26-7-12.


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