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
Lent is a transition time between winter and spring. A meditation on the frost that chills the soul: and prepares us to celebrate the Resurrection festival. … More Frost that chills the Soul… Look, See, Pray
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
[Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) – First Sunday of Lent] This year I have updated the Puzzle Pages to link more closely with the Lenten Tree Activity. They will still stand on their own, or you can access the original Puzzle Pages via the link in the menu. Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 … More Puzzle Pages – Lent 1
It’s that unpopular little word with I in the middle – sin.
Today is the first Sunday of Lent, so this is a good time to be thinking about sin. The Bible has some helpful illustrations. It is missing the target, overstepping the boundary, falling short. But there are plenty of misconceptions about sin as well. Our passage today contains a very important text, verse 12, which has shaped the way that many of us think about ourselves and sin … More Romans 5:12-21
In our family, we have an Advent tradition. We have Bible verses that tell the Christmas story printed out, and we read one each day of Advent then hang them on the Christmas Tree. This is a similar activity for Lent using 14 readings to hang on a Lenten Tree. Why not make it part … More Activity – Lenten Tree
Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 double-sided sheets in PDF format. They have colouring, puzzles and activities for children, all linked to the Bible passage. Use them for: Sunday schools and after-school clubs sermon activities for children staying in church school assemblies / CUs missions / outreach / messy church Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) … More Lent 1 – Puzzle Pages
Lent 1 – The Devil! What do you think of when you hear that – a dapper chappy with pointy beard and horns? A comic strip character dressed in red with a pitchfork and a pointy tail? It’s all a bit cartoony, a bit story-book, isn’t it? As grown-ups, surely we’ve got beyond such childish notions. … More Luke 4:1-13