There’s a distinctly poxy feeling about this week’s passages, with Naaman and the Ten Lepers. I hope you’ve had your vaccinations! Checkout the links below for some upfront activities, reflections and even a drama script. Alternatively, you may be Harvest-focussed. See this post for a load of Harvest resources and there’s a great craft below … More Luke 17 – Sozo
As usual, you will find a confession and absolution, blessings and dismissal at the end of this post. Don’t feel that those are not for you if you are not responsible for leading services. Many folks have commented that they make a beautiful (and sometimes challenging) addition to personal devotions and to small groups. In … More Lord of the Harvest – Luke 10, Gal 6, 2 Kings 5
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
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
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
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
Now look at your hand. The palm is all the people in the church. Look around at them now, see who is there. Now think of all the different types of people who are not there. People who live nearby but are never in church, people who feel they don’t fit. These outsiders are the fingers of your hand. … More Activity – Outsiders In