Engaging Today’s readings are all about getting it wrong, and that’s something we can all identify with. The point is to realise you’re going the wrong way and do something about it. Don’t keep going the wrong way. Here’s a fun way to illustrate this: You will need (for each team of two) A pair … More Wrong Way, Right Way
Peter’s big catch contained all kinds of funny fish, just like God’s family. We can explore the diversity of God’s family with this fun sketch and a very silly game! You could use the sketch at All Age Worship or Messy Church, or for an assembly on inclusion and diversity. What other kinds of funny fish … More Luke 5:1-11 – Funny Fish
Engaging Christmas Carol Taboo Have a go at translating the good news into our language – no jargon allowed! In the game Taboo, you have to give clues to a word without using certain ‘taboo’ words. For example, you would try to give clues to the word ‘ring’ without saying phone, wedding, diamond, engagement, circle … More Philippians 4:4-7 God in My Language
John 15:9-17 ‘Chosen’
A mathemagic trick and script to illustrate ‘You did not choose me, but I chose you’.
Try it, you’ll be amazed! … More John 15:9-17 I Chose You
Moses wants to know God’s plans. And why not? He’s been given a job to do, so he just wants to make sure he’s doing it right. Sounds fair enough.
So does God tell him what his plans are? Nope. Of course not. … More Exodus 33:12-23 – Sinai Sat Nav
If we dissociate sound-bites verses – ‘where two or three are gathered’ – from their surroundings – ‘what you bind on earth is bound in heaven’ – we risk finding meaning – ‘if two of you on earth agree’ – that is not really there. … More Matthew 18:15-20 – Don’t Read a Single Bible Verse!
To race your sheep, hold the strings taut, one in each hand, and pull them alternately. The sheep should waddle along the strings to you in a most adorable manner. … More Psalm 23