A lot has changed in the last week and we’re all having to get used to a new ‘normal’, so Reflectionary will be changing too. With church meetings cancelled, we’ll stop publishing resources aimed at services and, from tomorrow, publish all-age Bible studies instead. And I do mean all-age; I don’t mean ‘for kids’. You … More Being Church Together, Apart
An Activity You will need a sheet of paper, coloured pens, a glue stick and a pair of scissors. Cut the paper in half longways, then cut each of those in half again to make 4 long strips and each of those in half again to make 8 long thin strips. Using the coloured pens, … More Activity – Immeasurably More
This activity is a well-known illustration of priorities, and has many applications. There is a set of pictures you can use as well. You will need a tray and a glass jar. To fill it find something large, like ping-pong or golf balls; something medium-sized, like dried beans or gravel or nuts; and something small, like … More Activity – First Things First
Here’s a very graphic illustration of one of Jesus’ favourite topsy-turvey sayings. And it involves chocolate – what more could one want? You will need prizes, some bigger and some smaller, such as a big bar of chocolate, some medium bars and some chocolate coins. Have people line up to get the chocolate, with the … More Activity – Last and First, with Chocolate!
This activity explores how we engage with God’s blessing to us – do we hold them or do they hold us? You will need some paper, scissors, pen, glue stick and a length of string or wool. Cut a strip from the long side of your paper, about 1cm wide. Then cut the rest of the … More Activity -Eye of a Needle
Nope, Jesus is busy. You’ll have to go away.
If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in!
Oh, right. Sorry. (go away sad)
So the children went away sad. (Ahhh)
They were sadder than that. (Ahhhhhhh) … More Jesus and the Little Children
I don’t want to be disrespectful, but really, Jesus, that was a bit of a stupid question. What do you want me to do for you? Seriously? The guy is blind. What would you have asked for? … More Mark 10:46-52
When we are content that our worth in God’s sight is not earned by good works or approval from those around us, then we can be happy to take the humble position that Jesus did. … More Mark 10:35-45
It’s said that men should be like chocolate – dark, strong and rich. Personally, I’d prefer more sweet and nutty, but maybe that’s carrying the metaphor a bit too far. … More Mark 10:17-31 – Eye of a Needle
So is divorce always bad? Yes. Always bad. Is it sin? I would say it is the result of sin, and God, in his incomprehensible mercy, forgives sin. … More Mark 10:2-16