Linked Heart Chains – 1 Kings 19:1-15 Luke 8:26-39 Galatians 3:23-29

There’s a theme of chains running through today’s readings, and the ‘linked’ (ho ho, pun intended) activity works well with all of the readings. It makes a stunning up-front demo, for services, Collective Worship or holiday clubs, or you can have people make their own version as a memorable take-home for Messy Church, Bible study … More Linked Heart Chains – 1 Kings 19:1-15 Luke 8:26-39 Galatians 3:23-29

Genesis 22:1-14

So tests are not pleasant, but they are normal and they are helpful. How did Abraham’s test help? It forced him to think seriously about where his faith lay. In the past he had taken matters into his own hands – Pharaoh, Hagar and Ishmael, Abimelch, etc. Now God, the giver of the impossible, had demanded the impossible back. Whom would he trust? … More Genesis 22:1-14

Hosea 11:1-11

This is a beautiful passage of God’s love for his children. And this is not some distant father dashing out of his study to pat the washed and brushed children on the head before nanny puts them to bed. This is one who lifts infants to his cheeks, who bends down to them and feeds them. This a hands-on, story-reading, nappy-changing dad. … More Hosea 11:1-11