Pancake Olympics Here are some great ideas for family / youth group fun for Pancake Day (Feb 16th in 2021), adapted for Zoom meetings. Also, Ash Wednesday at home – how do do your own ashing, with lots of links and resources. There’s still time to get your copy of The Big Story, Lent devotions … More Zoomable Pancake Olympics + Ash Wednesday at Home Resources
Oh, OK then. You twisted my arm. Here’s a fun little extra for your Christmas enjoyment. Christmas Carol Bingo sheets – use them at home or at a party, for a give-away after a crib service (or even during a crib service!) or for family fun when you are so stuffed with turkey that you … More Christmas Carol Bingo
Apologies for the slightly late arrival of this week’s blog post, but when you see what a bumper post it is, I’m sure you’ll understand. This week, for one week only, a sackful of Christmas crafts, games and activities perfect for your school, Sunday school or yoof group Christmas party, for Messy Christmas, for your … More That’s Christmas sorted, then! Free 25-page PDF
Why baptism? What’s getting dunked got to do with anything? Why not a ceremonial haircut, or ritual slap round the face with a damp trout? … More Baptism of Christ and Lego! (Isa 43:1-7, Ps 29, Lk 3:15-17, 21-22)
We can have a lot of fun with all types of glow-in-the-dark sciency stuff, while thinking about how God is the source of all light and we can shine his light out. Here are lots of ideas for a light party with a science twist, such as luminous letters, fluorescent food, and glow stick (naturally) … More Light Party does Science! (Part 3) Games
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
He was SO ME, ME, ME that he thought he was really SO+ME+BODY special. … More 2 Kings 5:1-14 – The Nobody who was Somebody
So who was right?
Actually, that’s not the point.
And the whole point of this passage is that ‘who is right’ is not the point. … More 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – The point is … it’s not the point.
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