Different people have different reations to the resurrection of Jesus – ranging from “Wow!” through “Yeah, right” to “So what?” and everything inbetween. It was the same in Jesus’ day. Some people believed immediately, some took more convincing. Some saw the miracles, ate the bread and went back to their day jobs, some people were … More Resurrection? So what? – John 20:19-31
Matthew 9:1–8, Mark 2:1–12, and Luke 5:17–26 Yes, I know this is not the set text for this week, but The Man with the Wibbly-Wobbly Legs is a great passage that is almost entirely absent from the lectionary. It follows last week’s passage in Luke 5, but the lectionary skips straight over this story. Year … More The Man with the Wibbly-Wobbly Legs – with Video!
Engaging Let’s Science! This psalm talks about us being like well-watered trees, “bearing luscious fruit each season without fail”. They bear the fruit because they have good water and good soil. What you get out depends on what you put in. There are several ways to explore this with science; some are quick and easy, … More Psalm 1 – Let’s Science!
Corby: You don’t look much like a snake.
Wellington: So? You don’t look much like a crow. Aren’t crows usually black?
C: This is my weekend plumage. Latest fashion round my way.
But talking of colour, aren’t snakes usually a bit more jazzy?
W: It’s camouflage. For when I’m hiding in sock drawers. … More Psalm 19 – Corby and the Rattle-Worm
Make a simple labyrinth to pray through the changes of life. … More Isaiah 35:4-7 – Changing Times Labyrinth
Engaging This is a fun challenge to help us explore the role of Law – not as a strait-jacket that we blindly follow to earn our salvation, but as a helpful guide to how to please and honour God. You will need: Building bricks, such as Lego A cloth A set of rules (see below) … More Deut, James and Mark – Law and Grace
CS Lewis’ wisdom on paddling and jumping in. … More John 6:56-69 – “Master, to whom would we go?”
Doing A common New Testament word we translate as ‘sin’ is ἁμαρτία (hamartia), and it’s used for when you throw a spear but miss the target. So sin is missing God’s target. We can play a game to illustrate this. Have a small area for a ‘hit’ and everything else is a ‘miss’. You will … More 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a – On Top of Mount Stupid
Phillip speaks up. You can hear the frustration in his voice.
“It would take more than half a year’s wages …”
He’s right. There’s no way we can do this. Why is Jesus even suggesting it? … More John 6:1-21 – The Feeding of the … 12
We meet Jesus in the flurry of busy ministry. There are needy people pressing all around him so that he can’t even eat his lunch in peace. Most people would have snapped by now. “Can’t you give me some space?” “Stop grabbing at my clothes!” … More 2 Sam 7:1-14a, Jer 23:1-6, Ps 23, Mk 6:30-34, 53-56 – Sheep Time!