1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 [Click here for another post on this passage] Saul and David – what a contrast. Saul the self-serving, greedy king – David, the man after God’s own heart. Saul, the people’s choice – David, chosen by God. Saul, the sinner – David, the saint. But hang on (sound effect of a needle … More He chose … poorly
Forget the still, small voice; I need the deafening, heavy-metal-band-sound-system voice before I go, ‘Eh? Sorry, did you say something?’ … More 1 Sam 3:1-10 – Hard of Hearing?
The point about this parable, together with the ones about the bags of money and the bridesmaids just before, is the surprise. Here are people getting sorted into the Bible’s version of to Gryffindor saying, “Who, me?” … More Matthew 25:31-46 – Sorting
Here’s a very graphic illustration of one of Jesus’ favourite topsy-turvey sayings. And it involves chocolate – what more could one want? You will need prizes, some bigger and some smaller, such as a big bar of chocolate, some medium bars and some chocolate coins. Have people line up to get the chocolate, with the … More Activity – Last and First, with Chocolate!
This activity illustrates that the inside is what counts. You could use it in an informal church service, a Sunday school or youth group or an RE lesson. You each need a heart shape, about 5cm (2″) wide that is black on one side and silver on the other. You could cut the heart from … More Activity – Bright Heart