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These are a collection of sketches, written by me or by friends for use in a variety of different church occasions (services, socials, Alpha courses, etc). Please feel free to use them as you wish. Some may need adapting or updating as they contain jokes specific to a certain congregation/time. I hope you will find them useful and entertaining!

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TitleCategoryTopicStyleBookCh Word 2007Word 2003PDF
An Outpouring From The HeartNT eventsWoman who anoints Jesus' feetNarrators + castLuke7
Ask The FamilyOutreachWitness to family by lifeNarrators + cast
Be PreparedParableWise and foolish girls4 actorsMatthew25
Location, Location, LocationParableWise & foolish buildersParody of TV programmeMatthew7
Excess BaggageOutreachWhat weighs us downEncounter at airportHebrews12
West and the Rest, theFor churchWestern church lukewarm2 actorsRomans5
New Wine Company, TheMiracleWater into wineWine experts taste wineJohn2
Nocturnal InstinctsChristian LifestyleWalking in the LightActors1 Thessalonians5
Baby TalkNT EventsVirgin birthMary tells dad is pregnantGospels
To Boldly GoFor ChurchUnityStar Trek control desk1 Corinthians12
Dragon's DenturesParableUnforgiving millionaire2 narr + castMatthew18
Unfaithfully YoursUnfaithfulnessUnfaithfulness to GodHusband & wifeMalachi2
Unfaithfully Yours(2)UnfaithfulnessUnfaithfulness to GodHusband & wifeMalachi2
A faithful friendUnfaithfulnessUnfaithfulness to GodHusband & best friendMalachi2
True WorshipFor ChurchTrue worship2 narrators + chorusIsaiah58
Save It For SundayFor ChurchTrue worshipFamily prepare for church2 Timothy3
True Worship 2For ChurchTrue worship2 narr + castIsaiah58
Easter With M & SOutreachTrue meaning of EasterParody of M & S advertppt
Accompanying Presentation
No StringsOutreachTrue freedom in JesusThunderbirds puppetsJohn8
Unique Claim, TheHard QuestionsTrinity3 in church
BogatHard QuestionsTrinityPoem
Jobs VacantParableThe Workers are fewNarrator + castMatthew9
I'm Sorry I Haven't A CluedoNT EventsThe resurrection2 detectives study evidence
Litmus TestFor churchTesting wine in restaurant3 actors1 John4
Robbing GodFor ChurchTaking from collection5 actors + vicarMalachi3
Good Doctor, TheOutreachSubstitutionDoctor takes patients' illness
Short ChangeEvangelisticStory of ZacchaeusNarrator + castLuke19
Rahab The Scarlet WomanOT EventsStory of RahabJoshua
Good King JosiahOT EventsStory of JosiahEnacted Poem2 Kings22
Browns, TheOutreachStewardshipTeenegers left ic house
IsaversOutreachSinOptician & patient
Ewe'd Better Believe ItNT EventsShepherds see angelsReader + 2 commentingLuke2
Story Of Nehemiah 2, TheOT EventsSeries about NehemiahNarrators + castNehemiah2
Story Of Nehemiah 1, TheOT EventsSeries about NehemiahNarrators + castNehemiah1
Story Of Nehemiah 4, TheOT EventsSeries about NehemiahNarrators + castNehemiah8
Story Of Nehemiah 3, TheOT EventsSeries about NehemiahNarrators + castNehemiah4
I'm Not BovveredOutreachSelfishnessTeenager not bovvered
Diving For PearlsParableSeeking pearlNarrators + chorusMatthew13
Great Marvello, TheOutreachSecond comingCircus poster
Getting It StraightNT EventsSaul becomes PaulNarrator + castActs9
Samson The HandsomeOT EventsSamsonEnacted poemJudges
What A RiotNT EventsRiot in Ephesus2 narrators + crowdActs19
Who Wants To Inherit the Kingdom?ParableRich Young RulerParody of TVs 'Millionaire'Matthew19
One Man And His DogParableRetelling of the Sheep and the Goats3 actorsMatthew25
Plumb-line test, theFor churchRetelling of Amos 73 actorsAmos7
Who Is To Blame?OutreachResponsible for own sinPhoning Claims Direct1 Peter2
Knock KnockOutreachResponding to JesusJesus knocks on house doorRevelation3
Knock Knock 2OutreachResponding to JesusJesus knocks on house doorRevelation3
Spoilt For ChoiceOutreachReligion v faithChoosing coffee in café
Day To Remember, AChristian LifestyleRelationship with the LawActorsGalatians3
News from Paul to the PhilippiansFor churchReaction to Paul's letterNarrator + castPhilippians1
Kill or CureEvangelisticReaction to Jesus' miracles3 actorsMark1
Laura's LawHard QuestionsPurpose of lawKeep fit fanatic & friendRomans8
The VisitationOT Prophesy of JesusSchoolteachers & inspectionMal2,3
Kwik PizzaHard QuestionsPredestination2 choose pizza
Let Go And Let GodPrayer & Bible ReadingPraying but not hearingDad prays for jobColossians4
Prayer Is Like a TelephonePrayer & Bible ReadingPrayerPhoning 'Prayers Direct'Matthew7
True LiesNT EventsPost resurrection plotMafia pharisees 3Matthew27
Solomon The WiseOT EventsPoem about Solomon's LifePoem + cast1 Kings
No PicnicLifestyle evangelismPluralist society3 actorsMicah6
Family BusinessNT EventsPlot against JesusMafia pharisees 1
Tough DecisionsNT EventsPilate & phariseesMafia pharisees 2Matthew27
Piers The PloughmanOutreachPiers the ploughmanFarmer finding wayJohn14
Suits YouOutreachPick and mix religionCustomer chhosing new suit
Cock And Bull Story, ANT EventsPeter's denialPub setting,Matthew26
Who wants the keys of the kingdomEvangelisticPeter's confessionParody of TV MillionaireMatthew16
Job SpecFor churchPeter at Job Centre2 actorsMatthew10
Rumble from heavenFor churchPeter & CorneliusEnacted poemActs10
The Persistent WidowParablePersistent widowIn courtLuke18
Race, TheChristian LifestylePerseveranceChristian life like raceHebrews12
Fine Christian Family, AOutreachPersecutionChristian family arrested
Identity CrisisChristian LifestylePersectuted ChurchEgyptian convert to christianity trying to marry
Heavenly BodiesFor ChurchPerfect bodies in Heaven2 middle-aged men1 Corinthians15
They've Got To Have ItParablePearl of great priceTeenagers go shoppingMatthew13
Bringing Up BabyChristian livingPaul to Thessalonians3 actors1 Thessalonians2
Mob RuleNT eventPaul in ThessalonicaNarrator + actorsActs17
Giving is receivingFor churchPaul & Epaphroditus2 actorsPhilippians4
Parable of the unmerciful banker, theEvangelisticParable of unmerciful servant2 narrators + castMatthew18
Use It Or Lose ItParableParable of the TalentsMatthew25
Can he fix it?ParableParable of tenants2 narrators + actorsMatthew21
Buy ByeNT EventParable of barns2 actorsLuke12
Isn't My Father Wonderful?OutreachOur debt cancelledGirl's before bank manager
Water, Water EverywhereOutreachOppositionTongue-tied ChristianJohn12
Weakest Link, TheOutreachOppositionChristian gets voted off John15
AngelsOutreachOnly few disciplesRAF angel gets wings
It's Good To TalkOutreachNot listening to JesusBoy & girl in restaurantJohn3
Non-Conformist, TheChristian LifestyleNot conforming to worldTeenagers gang upRomans12
Freedom BoundOT EventsNoah & the floodModern version (space)Genesis6
Noah The ArkivistOT eventsNoahEnacted poemGenesis5-9
Village PeopleOutreachNeed for missionDoctor with miracle cureMatthew28
Strictly Come MotheringFor ChurchMothering SundayLike 'Strictly Come Dancing'
A Basket CaseOT eventMoses in basketEnacted PoemExodus1,2
Exodus RapOT EventsMoses & the exodusEnacted poemExodus1
Euphoric WorshipFor ChurchModern worshipNeed to 'connect' with young
Easter EggstravaganzaFor ChurchMeaning of EasterPoem
ChristMaSOutreachMeaning of ChristmasParody of M & S advert
Christmas In Three WordsFor ChurchMeaning of Christmas3 person presentation
Herod the HorribleNT eventMassacre of innocents2 narrators + castMatthew2
Where In The World?OutreachMan's selfishnessCustomer in 'Geeky World'Ephesians2
Love Is Christian LifestyleLove2 boys argue, Mum referees1 Corinthians13
Lost And FoundParableLost coinMum looks for lost purseLuke15
CommunicationPrayer & Bible ReadingLord's prayerOne said, One meantMatthew6
Communication 2Prayer & Bible ReadingLord's prayerSame, Different examples
Ballet IdiotChristian LifestyleLiving with non-ChristiansParody of Billy Elliot
New Signing, TheChristian LifestyleLiving new wayFootball boss & new signing1 Peter1
The seven ages of manFor churchLink to Shakespeare2 narrators + actorsPsalm90
Water supplyFor churchLink to Psalm2 narrators + actorsPsalm42&43
Strangers In TownChristian LifestyleLife as Aliens and StrangersActors1 Peter2
Solicitor Simplifies the GospelOutreachKeep message simpleLegal speak gospel summaryGenesis1
Joe BloggsChristian LifestyleJudging othersMan seeks Joe BloggsJames4
Twelve Apprentices, TheNT EventsJudas leaves to betrayTVs 'The Apprentice' styleMatthew18
Would Jubilee've ItOT lawsJubilee YearPlaying MonopolyLeviticus25
Fathers and SonsFathers dayJoseph dad to JesusGameshowLuke2
Dreamer, TheOT EventsJosephEnacted poemGenesis
Jonah's Fish LineOT EventsJonah in fishTelephone callJonah2
Jonah The MoanerOT EventsJonahEnacted poemJonah
His Name Is JohnNT EventsJohn the Baptist's birthDramaLuke1
Three Wise MonkeysNT EventsJesus' MiraclesNarrated StoryMatthew9
Fishers, The 3NT EventsJesus' early ministryTeenagers follow (6 parts)
Fishers, The 2NT EventsJesus' early ministryTeenagers follow (6 parts)
Fishers, The 5NT EventsJesus' early ministryTeenagers follow (6 parts)
Fishers, The 4NT EventsJesus' early ministryTeenagers follow (6 parts)
Fishers, The 6NT EventsJesus' early ministryTeenagers follow (6 parts)
Fishers, The 1NT EventsJesus' early ministryTeenagers follow (6 parts)
In The Eye Of The StormMiracleJesus walks on waterRoman news report
Do You Know The Way?OutreachJesus the only wayDrama, 2 narratorsJohn14
999OutreachJesus superheroNarrator + superheroesMatthew1
You Don't Bring Me FlowersNT EventsJesus reinstates PeterHusband after affairJohn18
Truly, Madly, DeeplyNT EventsJesus reinstates PeterGirl asks 'Do you love me?'John21
Waiting For God - Oh!OutreachJesus not recognisedCar broken down - await AAJohn1
Meet ClaudiaOutreachJesus died for usBecause you're worth it' adPhilippians2
Doctor, DoctorParableJesus came for sickDoctor's surgeryLuke5
Would You Adam & Eve It?OutreachJesus as saviourPowercut, Electrician calledJohn3
Your FuneralEvangelisticJairus daughterUndertakers and solicitorMark5
Alpha Can You Go?OutreachIntro to Alpha course2 friends discuss
French DisconnectionChristian LifestyleIn not of the worldEnglish couple in french cafeJohn17
Primitive ThinkingOutreachIdol worshipOld idols in British Museum
Finding The WayI am statementsI am the WayHusband & wife lostJohn14
Finding The Way 2I am statementsI am the WayHusband & wife lostJohn14
Jerusalem ReportNT EventsHoly weekAs TV news report
The View aheadJesus' prayerHeaven awaits3 actorsJohn17
True To FormNT eventsHealing of crippled woman2 actorsLuke13
Party, TheParableGreat banquetSociety hostess plans partyLuke14
Citizen JenOutreachGospel is for allJen Tile at passport controlEphesians2
Know Your EnemyParableGood SamaritanMugging on undergroundLuke10
Do As You Would Be Done ByChristian LifestyleGiving to othersTeenage girls lendingLuke6
Royal Family, TheFor ChurchGivingParody of 'Royle Family'2 Corinthians9
Good Deal, AOutreachGive up old wayCar dealer & customerMatthew19
Measure For MeasureFor ChurchGive & you will receiveKing and beggarLuke6
Gardener's Question TimeChristian LifestyleFruits of the SpiritActorsGalatians5
Puppet Master King, TheOutreachFreedomSong a la 'Puppet on string'
Price Of Failure, TheHard QuestionsForgivenessFather not forgiving sonJohn21
Brexit Means BrexitOT lawFood lawsYes Prime MinisterLeviticus11
Pearls Before SwineParableFeeding pearls to pigs2 narrators + chorusMatthew7
Ready Steady CookMiracleFeeding of 5000Parody of TV programmeJohn6
Birthday Present, TheParableFather gives good giftsFather giving 'bad' giftsMatthew7
SuperdadFor ChurchFather exasperates kidsFamily with 2 childrenEphesians6
Present PerfectOutreachFamily planning Christmas presents
Human Race, TheHard QuestionsEvolutionMan & woman at zoo
Esther The Beauty QueenOT EventsEstherEnacted poemEsther
King And I, TheOutreachEntry to heavenTheatre box-office
Like father like sonFor churchEnacted PsalmEnacted poemPsalm127
Message receivedOT eventEli and Samuel4 actors1 Samuel3
Election Night SpecialOutreachElection not earnedTV General election results
House Doctor, TheOutreachDon't reject JesusDIY enthusiast rejects helpJohn3
Without ReservationOutreachDon't earn forgivenessGuest at 'Hotel Heaven'Matthew7
Big BrotherOutreachDoes God exist?Parody of 'Big Brother'
Time For GodPrayer & Bible ReadingDistractions when prayMonologue + daydreamsPhilippians4
Peacemaking Paul's WayFor churchDispute between Euodia and SyntycheNarrator + castPhilipians4
Food For ThoughtNT EventsDisciples MisunderstandActorsJohn4
Divided We FallFor ChurchDenominationalismPoem
Joy of Fatherhood, TheFathers DayDemands of being a dadNarrator + cast
Deeply IndebtedChristian LifestyleDebtLoan shark cancels debtDeuteronomy15
Asteroid TimeHard QuestionsDay of judgement2 stargazersMatthew24
A Mad IdeaOT eventDavid feigns madness2 narrators + actors1 Samuel20&21
You are that manOT eventDavid & Nathan2 narrators + actors2 samuel12
Sudden Death Shoot OutOT EventsDavid & GoliathLike football match1 Samuel17
Daniel The SpanielOT EventsDanielEnacted poemDaniel
Committee, TheNT EventsCouncil at JerusalemCommitteee meetingActs15
Don't Look BackJesus teachingCost of discipleship2 actorsLuke9
United We StandFor ChurchChurch unityPoem
Getting the full pictureFor churchChurch attendance2 friends
Church Ah Ha, TheFor ChurchChurch as Christ's brideAlan Partridge style interviewEphesians5
Christmas WrappingFor ChurchChristmasPoem
What Would Jesus Do?Christian LifestyleChristian livingScenarios to challenge
What A HopeHard QuestionsChristian hope is certain2 watch World Cup final
Alpha Course, TheOutreachChristian hang upsAlpha group becoms chaotic
Focus Spiritual Health Check, TheFor ChurchChristian commitmentLike magazine questionnaire
Christmas List, TheFor ChurchChrist = ChristmasPoem
God To OrderOutreachChoosing own godCustomer & waiter
Size MattersFor ChurchCentrality of Christ3 people interviewedColossians1
Jerry In The MireOT EventsCall of JeremiahModern parallel in schoolJeremiah1
Will And GraceMiracleBlind man curedDramaMark8
No RoomNT EventsBirth of JesusTV news reports
You've Got MailPrayer & Bible ReadingBible as letter2 narrators
Fell Walker's Survival GuidePrayer & Bible ReadingBible as lamp & map3 hikersPsalms119
Mark My WordsPaul and MarkBarnabas encourages3 actorsActs13,15
I want no moreFor ChurchAttitude to church2 actors + vicarMalachi1
Up, Up And AwayNT EventsAscension DayDad firing rocketActs1
No WorriesChristian LifestyleAnxietyHusband & wife worryMatthew6
Yours TrulyChristian LifestyleAn honest lifeMatthew7
Bad NeigboursOT eventsAmos Ch12 narrators + castAmos1 & 2
Home TruthsFor churchAmos 2 & 32 narrators + castAmos2 & 3
Pigs Can't FlyNT EventsAftermath of a miracle3 actorsMatthew8
In Crowd, TheChristian LifestyleAccepting othersTeenage girls & newcomer
When Harry Met SallyFor ChurchAcceptanceNarrator + Harry & Sally
MealtimeFor ChurchA Family Mealtime4 actorsActs2
Wise Guys, TheNT Events3 wise menWise man tells wife of starMatthew2
MagiChristmas3 wise men2 narrators + castMatthew2
3G GodChristian Lifestyle3 Stages as a ChristianFrost Report1 John2
Duvet DayParable2 sonsnarr + 3 actorsMatthew21
Parable of the Wise and Foolish Students, TheParable10 virginsStudents prepare for examsMatthew25
Top Of The PopsOT Events10 commandmentsTop 10 hit paradeExodus20


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