Welcome to the third edition of Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Each week (on Saturdays now instead of Mondays so that Easter resouces come to you on the right days) you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and … More Together, Apart – Palm Sunday
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
Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!
Sensory Easter story with felt-board pictures. … More Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!
Fresh scripts launch God’s timeless word like a rocket. “Parables as Jesus would have told them – witty, punchy and thought-provoking.” Christmas and Easter? Sorted.
Some quiet and meditative, some a-pun-a-minute – there’s a script for every occasion. Meet Elijah’s ravens on holiday. Meet texting angels. Meet the Big Bad Cat. Then slow down and relive Good Friday through the eyes of one who was there – Jesus, remember me. … More Drama without the, well, drama!
Leader: Have you ever wondered what God was doing before the dawn of time? Here’s a flashback to a Trinity Planning session.
Father: Do you ever feel lonely?
Spirit: What do you mean? There’s the three of us, and it is perfect.
Son: I think I know what you mean. Yes, it is perfect, and we are in harmony, but I wish we could share it with someone. … More Script – Trinity Planning Session
[Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) – Palm Sunday & Holy Week] 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 … More Puzzle Pages – Palm Sunday & Holy Week
“Who is this?” they asked. The crowds answered, “It’s the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Dad: The prophet Jesus? Who the flippin’ ‘eck does he think he is? All this fuss for a carpenter’s lad?
Chris: Why did we have to come? This is just a load of old people from the synagogue. … More Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Matthew 21:1-11
[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