Here is a round-up of Lent resources from The Reflectionary, with some Holy Week items as well. Enjoy! (And if you like this post, please share it with others who would find it useful too. If each person reading this passes it on to just one extra, that’s a lot of free resources to help … More Last-minute Lent Resources
We reach the climax of the whole story this week as we walk through Jesus’ life and ministry from Christmas to Easter. Linking the Old Testament with the familiar story of the New, we see Jesus as the new Moses, the New David, the one promised from before eternity, the substance of former shadows. And … More The Big Story – Holy Week
We ended last week with God’s people far from the land of promise. This week we see them living as exiles and longing for return, redemption and restoration. There is promise and there is hope, as the prophets speak of a deliverer, but it is along time coming. Eventually the voices of prophets fall silent … More The Big Story – Week 6
We ended last week with David’s fall from grace. This week we see him restored by God, and his son building a temple for God’s name. But the kingdom splits and we follow the slow decline of this once-mighty kingdom as first one half and then the other is sent into exile, and we end … More The Big Story – Week 5
We reach the midpoint of Lent this week, and walk with God’s people through the wilderness and into the land of promise. We hear of God’s ten best ways to live in the land, and see God’s patience with an ever-failing people. Finally comes David, a man after God’s own heart – here we see … More The Big Story – Week 4
In this week’s journey through the Bible’s connected story of the Bible, we cover the story of Moses, from his birth to the borders of the Red Sea. “Were there no graves for us in Egypt?” wail the children of Israel fearing that their God has abandoned them. Was the story about to end? Quick … More The Big Story – Week 3
Continuing our walk through the seamless story of the Bible, this week we meet Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They journey from Egypt to Canaan and back to Egypt meeting God in unexpected places and growing into God’s promise. But then it looked like God had abandoned his people. Was the story about to end? This … More The Big Story – Week 2
This year for Lent, take a walk with me through the seamless story of the Bible. Over 40 days of Lent, plus Holy Week, we journey from the time before time tracing the story of God’s people through to the glory of Easter. Each day tells a short part of the story, just three or … More The Big Story – Week 1
Isaiah 58:4-11 – ‘Fast’ Food
Giving up chocolate for Lent? It’s all a bit easy.
Here are some ideas for a more spiritually satisfying Lent, some ‘food’ for your fast, if you’ll pardon the pun. … More Isaiah 58:4-11 – ‘Fast’ Food
Resources for Easter – Ash Wednesday.
A simple guide to making your own ashes – suitable for adults, youth, schools and children right down to toddlers.
Give it a go! It’s probably easier than you think (but just as messy). … More Resources for Easter – Ash Wednesday