Is your walk with God less-than-perfect? Mine too. I like it that we don’t have to try to be someone we’re not when we come to God. Jacob was a schemer (and that’s the polite version – check out the end of the previous chapter for why Jacob was legging it across the desert on his own) and God accepted him as such. … More Genesis 28:10-19a
The differences in their lives are clear, but the differences in their deaths even more so.
Lazarus dies and is carried by angels to Abraham’s side.
Dives dies and is buried. … More Luke 16:19-31
The church has never been a place for good people. It’s a place for broken, hurting, ordinary people – just like you and me. And God rejoices. … More 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 51:1-10, Luke 15:1-10
We are creatures both of time and eternity. This activity explores these two lives in a tactile way. You will need yarn of two different colours. Each person will need a short length (about 15-30cm / 6-12″) of one colour and a much longer length, several metres, of another. Wind the longer length into a small … More Activity – Life Lines
As Shakespeare put it, “There are more things in heaven and on earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet (1.5) This activity illustrates that there is more to this world than we can see. … More Activity – Hidden World
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)
Woah! there’s some seriously heavy stuff in here. Drowning, chopping off hands and feet, everlasting fire and immortal zombie maggots! Why is Jesus going so over-the-top here? Surely he’s being a bit heavy-handed? … More Mark 9:38-50
His ministry was going well, everyone was talking about him, he was trending on Twitter – so why on earth did he try to shut people up when they had finally worked out who he was? And why, oh why, did say all that rubbish about getting in trouble with the law and being killed when there was still so much work to do. Jesus clearly wasn’t seeing straight. … More Mark 8:27-38