Engaging Today’s readings are all about getting it wrong, and that’s something we can all identify with. The point is to realise you’re going the wrong way and do something about it. Don’t keep going the wrong way. Here’s a fun way to illustrate this: You will need (for each team of two) A pair … More Wrong Way, Right Way
Dear God, thank you for the Piglet moments, the love and care of a good friend. Thank you for caring about us: thanks for a world of flowers, bees and honey, for cameras that help us pray, and for all those moments which restore our souls and reconnect us to Your amazing grace and love. … More Wildflowers, honey, and a praying camera – Look, See, Pray
Moses wants to know God’s plans. And why not? He’s been given a job to do, so he just wants to make sure he’s doing it right. Sounds fair enough.
So does God tell him what his plans are? Nope. Of course not. … More Exodus 33:12-23 – Sinai Sat Nav
First – why on earth does Aaron agree to make a calf? Was he taking a loo-break when Moses said the whole ‘don’t worship other gods’ thing? … More Exodus 32:1-14 – Knowing me, Knowing you
here do we put our trust when things look impossible?
This funny skit is in the style of a cheesy advert, and is a good opener for discussion. … More Exodus 17:1-7 – Smite!
I walk through long, wet grass up to the road, a strip of outside world running through my oasis. The serenity is so solid I could pick it up and keep it in my pocket. … More Exodus 14:19-31 or 15:1b-11, 20-21, Ps 114 – Always Another Way
God slaps me on the back as I walk into the exam hall and says, “You’ve already passed, now go and do me proud.”
(Note – I’m not implying that God will do your exams for you. You still gotta revise folks!) … More Exodus 19:2-8a
This is a simple and very tactile way to think about how our past and our environment shape the person we are, yet in Christ we do not need to be defined by that. You will need: A long chenille stick for each person. Affiliate links: The flags will take you to supplies … More Activity – Life Sticks
This activity is a well-known illustration of priorities, and has many applications. There is a set of pictures you can use as well. You will need a tray and a glass jar. To fill it find something large, like ping-pong or golf balls; something medium-sized, like dried beans or gravel or nuts; and something small, like … More Activity – First Things First
We are going to illustrate what Jesus said are the greatest commandments. You will need a sheet of paper and a pencil, and some colouring pencils or highlighters. Draw three circles, one inside another, so that it looks like a target. You can cut round the largest circle if you like. In the outer circle write … More Activity – Priority Targets