I wonder … Sit a while with this striking illustration of Luke 4. … for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. The devil said to him … I wonder … I wonder what that hand feels like. I wonder … More Being – The Temptation of Christ
Now look at your hand. The palm is all the people in the church. Look around at them now, see who is there. Now think of all the different types of people who are not there. People who live nearby but are never in church, people who feel they don’t fit. These outsiders are the fingers of your hand. … More Activity – Outsiders In
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
Detailed colouring is a great way to relax and meditate on Scripture. The detail makes you slow down and the activity helps to stop your mind wandering as you let the words sink into your heart. Settle down with a cup of coffee and some pencils, and take a few moments to relax with our … More Luke 4:21 – Mindfulness Colouring
Epiphany 4 – The whole of the Bible is littered with outsiders being allowed in. Even several of Jesus’ ancestors were not Jewish – so how come it was such big news when Jesus said it? … More Luke 4:21-30
Epiphany 3 – What Jesus had was not just the temporary ‘up’ of having a good day – it was a much bigger, deeper kind of ‘up’. It was the kind of ‘up’ that stays up even when the scaffolding underneath is taken away.
Ignatius of Loyola called this state ‘consolation’. It is the state of knowing that you are walking in step with God and it is not dependent on the circumstances. … More Luke 4:14-21