[Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) – First Sunday of Lent] This year I have updated the Puzzle Pages to link more closely with the Lenten Tree Activity. They will still stand on their own, or you can access the original Puzzle Pages via the link in the menu. Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 … More Puzzle Pages – Lent 1
[Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) – Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday] This year I have updated the Puzzle Pages to link more closely with the Lenten Tree Activity. They will still stand on their own, or you can access the original Puzzle Pages via the link in the menu. Puzzle Pages are downloadable … More Puzzle Pages – Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday
It’s that unpopular little word with I in the middle – sin.
Today is the first Sunday of Lent, so this is a good time to be thinking about sin. The Bible has some helpful illustrations. It is missing the target, overstepping the boundary, falling short. But there are plenty of misconceptions about sin as well. Our passage today contains a very important text, verse 12, which has shaped the way that many of us think about ourselves and sin … More Romans 5:12-21
In our family, we have an Advent tradition. We have Bible verses that tell the Christmas story printed out, and we read one each day of Advent then hang them on the Christmas Tree. This is a similar activity for Lent using 14 readings to hang on a Lenten Tree. Why not make it part … More Activity – Lenten Tree
If we take the claims of the Bible seriously, then Jesus as Good Teacher, Jesus as Inspiring Example, simply are not options. (And if we don’t take the Bible seriously, we need to ask ourselves if the God we worship is the one revealed by the word-made-flesh in the word-made-paper, or a more convenient one made in our own image.) … More Matthew 17:1-9
O Lord our God, You set before us choice this day, You set before us life and death, You set before us death and life, And bid us choose life. Write your words upon our hearts, bind your laws upon our hands, fix your statutes on our heads. That our feet may walk your … More Prayer – Now Choose Life
We, God’s people, are the only picture of God that a lot of folks ever see. What kind of temple are we portraying? The dodgy stonework, the lumpy bits and the pieces missing? Crikey! No wonder some folks are put off. … More 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23