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The People Vs. Judas Iscariot ... The Punishment Phase

Written in an easy-to-present format, this captivating five-part series takes place in a courtroom, as attorneys present evidence based upon the Bible and tradition. Witnesses who are ""subpoenaed"" to testify include Peter, John, and Mary Magdalene. The People vs. Judas Iscariot is a captivating five-part series for Lenten worship or group discussion. Detailed worship bulletins with an order of service are provided for each of the five presentations. The People vs. Judas Iscariot is written in an easy-to-present format (no memorization required) and includes scripture readings that follow carefully defined themes. The homily takes the shape of a court hearing in which Judas undergoes his punishment phase. Prosecution and defense attorneys attempt to sway the judge and congregation with evidence based upon the Bible and tradition. Various witnesses are ""subpoenaed"" to testify, including Peter, John, Mary Magdalene, and others. ""It is not only well done for communication to the congregation, it is thoughtfully formatted for the busy pastor who will appreciate it ... carefully selected scripture readings, and even fully detailed service bulletins for the five weeks of Lent. Here you have a masterful blending of gospel proclamation with powerful drama."" H.C. Krause, Professor EmeritusWartburg Theological SeminaryEpiscopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest Wm. Clayton McCord is a summa cum laude graduate of St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, with a degree in English and Theater Arts. He interned as a playwright in college. In 1989 he graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, with an M.Div. degree. McCord is pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville, Texas, and Chair of the Office of Communications for the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod of the ELCA.

Perfect Paperback: 108 pages

Publisher: CSS Publishing Company (January 1, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0788013114

ISBN-13: 978-0788013119

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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What a wonderful play to use during Lent. I have used it now in 3 different churches to rave reviews! Even after 8 years some of the members at one church is still talking about it.

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