Our culture is dominated by the Big Names. Some celebrity blows their nose and it hits the headlines. (I mean the news hits the headlines not the … sorry). A Famous Name says, ‘buy this shampoo’ and we all buy it. So it’s a welcome antidote to such idle worship (did I spell that wrong?) that 75% of the … More Betty and The Huge Pimple – 2 Kings 5:1-14
Elijah had just had a massive battle with the prophets of Baal and he was totally wiped out. It manifested itself in physical exhaustion, spiritual burn out and mental depression. And you know what? It was OK. … More 1 Kings 19:4-8 – Recharging
He was SO ME, ME, ME that he thought he was really SO+ME+BODY special. … More 2 Kings 5:1-14 – The Nobody who was Somebody
This simple illustration shows how power is not held by those with the most human strength. You will need a rope something very heavy and strong, preferably a fixture such as a font. Secretly, if possible, tie one end of the rope to the immovable object. Ask for teams for a tug-of-war and have all … More Activity – If God be for us …
He was SO ME, ME, ME that he thought he was really SO+ME+BODY special. He was clever and rich and he had a nice car and a good job and really, really great hair.
But God looked at Mr SOMEBODY and said ‘Do you think you are important because you are so clever? NO, that does not make you important.’ … More 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
We are creatures both of time and eternity. This activity explores these two lives in a tactile way. You will need yarn of two different colours. Each person will need a short length (about 15-30cm / 6-12″) of one colour and a much longer length, several metres, of another. Wind the longer length into a small … More Activity – Life Lines
But who would listen to a slave? Who cares what a foreigner has to say? Who pays attention to a child – and a girl at that? In terms of social status we really are in the gritty bits at the bottom of the bathtub. … More 2 Kings 5:1-14