The point about this parable, together with the ones about the bags of money and the bridesmaids just before, is the surprise. Here are people getting sorted into the Bible’s version of to Gryffindor saying, “Who, me?” … More Matthew 25:31-46 – Sorting
The Caramel of the Toe Nails – you mean a parable, not a caramel!
And birds’ toe nails. Do you mean talons?
Yeah, that’s right. The Parable of the Talons. … More Matthew 25:14-30 – “You’re Fired!” The Caramel of the Toe Nails
In Isaiah’s day, being blind or lame meant being destitute, and dry land meant famine. So God’s salvation wan’t just about forgiveness, it was rescue from oppressive poverty and hunger. … More Isaiah 35:1-10
Have you seen the film ‘The Bucket List’? It’s about two terminally-ill, grumpy guys who create a list of things to do before they kick the bucket, and the knowledge that it’s a limited-time offer focusses their minds. They start off with thrills like riding motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, but at the … More Activity – Bucket List
We can use coloured ‘reins’ to help us visualise and mediate on places where we have, or don’t have, control. We are going to use the fingers of the hand to represent the areas of our lives that God has entrusted to our care. It is good to take responsibility for the things given to us, but it … More Activity – Who is in charge?
In the film ‘Johnny English’, the Archbishop of Canterbury has (somewhat inexplicably) the words ‘Jesus is coming, look busy’ tattooed upon his nether regions. This activity helps us to be aware of how we are living – ready for Jesus or not so much? You will need paper, pencil and a clock. Jesus said that we … More Activity – Time and Date