This afternoon, in a rare moment of domesticity, I made bread. I’m about as effective in the kitchen as a butterfly in a sumo match, but technology helps me cheat, so the house has been filled for hours with the drool-worthy scent of warm D’oh. Sorry, dough. It came out of the bread maker 20 … More 1 Kings 19:4-8 & John 6:35, 41-51
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
Salt marsh and mudflat, reeds and seawater as far as the eye can see. Even on a sunny day, there is a desolate air of wildness. Human habitation is far away. There is a great deal of nothing. … More Desolate Places? – Look, See, Pray
Elijah had just had a massive battle with the prophets of Baal and he was totally wiped out. It manifested itself in physical exhaustion, spiritual burn out and mental depression. And you know what? It was OK. … More 1 Kings 19:4-8 – Recharging
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Hot off the presses, ‘A Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama’ is now available as a beautiful, shiny paperback. 130 pages of glorious fun, with a some poignant thoughtfulness too, in an easy-read typeface, perfect for rehearsals. … More It’s here! It’s here!
The third thing we learn is that you don’t mess with the Lord Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. This is your full-blown, honest-to-goodness, 1000 gigaWatts of power, divine thunderbolt. If you’re a Back to the Future fan, by the way Doc Emmett Brown underestimated by a factor of 1000! Seems the prophets of Baal made the same mistake. … More 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39
Epiphany last – We are going to make a passport. Write ‘Citizen of Heaven’ on the cover and draw visa stamps for the various places you visit. All of these are good places to go, but let us remember that our citizenship is in heaven. … More Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)