This is a fun trick to illustrate how we may think that we have chosen God, but in fact, he chose us, before the creation of the world. It’s great as an attention-grabber for a sermon, youth groups, All-Age Worship, Messy church or school assembly. Prepare this trick by writing a large 9 on a … More John 15:9-17, Eph 1:4 – ” I Chose You”
I have mixed feelings as April ends. It happens every year when the daffs in the garden finally finish their cheery display; there is usually a bit of a break between their passing and the next influx of colour. This year I have marked it by photographing the “Last Trumpet of Spring.” The trumpet is still big, brassy and bold but the other petals are fading fast. Yet the warm spring sunshine glows through it- at first glance it is still gorgeous. But change is coming and the daffodils are departing. … More Sad Trumpet- Look, See, Pray
But First! Just time to get your Advent devotions for everyone from tots to wrinklies – my best-selling book is on sale right now (and don’t worry if you miss the 1st. God’s OK with catch-up.) Large format with all-age colouring, crafts, labyrinths (my personal favourite), daily reflections, Bible readings, prayers and music – there’s … More Names of Jesus Christingle / Bauble – plus video!
As the spring came, went, came back, then grudgingly handed over to sort-of-summer all the shrubs and bushes left in the garden went berserk. So I went to work. Two old-and-now-defunct lawnmowers later- they died- some well-blunted blades, and a collection of aches and blisters later: I discovered the garden was bigger than we had thought.
… More Pass the Machete- Look, See, Pray
Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
It’s a cracking story, every 8-year-old boy’s delight! But what has that weird story from Ezekiel got to do with Pentecost?
It’s about hope, it’s about God-with-us, it’s about life. … More Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
John 15:9-17 ‘Chosen’
A mathemagic trick and script to illustrate ‘You did not choose me, but I chose you’.
Try it, you’ll be amazed! … More John 15:9-17 I Chose You
Vinnie Vine-Leaf’s brand new vine products emporium is open for business!
He’s hoping to make a GRAPE success of his new shop, but ends up with a totally different RAISIN for feeling VINE!
A super-fun sketch exploring our modern obsessions with independence. … More John 15:1-8 – Vinnie Vine-Leaf Branches Out
Some ideas for a Maundy Thursday with more of the punch that it had the first time round. … More Maundy Thursday – What really needs cleaning?