A lot has changed in the last week and we’re all having to get used to a new ‘normal’, so Reflectionary will be changing too. With church meetings cancelled, we’ll stop publishing resources aimed at services and, from tomorrow, publish all-age Bible studies instead. And I do mean all-age; I don’t mean ‘for kids’. You … More Being Church Together, Apart
Here is a round-up of Lent resources from The Reflectionary, with some Holy Week items as well. Enjoy! (And if you like this post, please share it with others who would find it useful too. If each person reading this passes it on to just one extra, that’s a lot of free resources to help … More Last-minute Lent Resources
Responding Act Justly Love Mercy Walk Humbly What could these mean in practical terms, in my country? In my church? In my life personally, in my family, school or work? White each phrase on a large piece of paper, perhaps different colours, and brainstorm some ideas for how these could look in our world today. … More Ridiculous! – Micah 6:1-8 & Matthew 5:1-12
Festive fun, and the reason for the season.
Printable bingo cards and a talk using the Christingle to give a gentle gospel message. … More Christingle Bingle!
What? What was that? A story? Can I listen too?
Narr: Of course you can. It’s a story that Jesus told, about two man who went to pray, one was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
Rod: A Who-isee and a What-alector?
Narr: Oh sorry. A Pharisee was someone who was very religious and was very careful to do everything right. The tax collector was a cheat who took more money than he was supposed to. … More Two Men Praying – Luke 18:9-14
“Let the lightning strike, let the thunder roll… it’s love that brought you here. It’s alright, it’s alright, there’s nothing here can hurt you tonight. It’s alright, it’s alright, the storm is over now…” … More The Storm is over now – Look, See, Pray
This is the script of a talk for ‘Come and See’ on 20th July 2019, using the Linked Hearts Mobius Strips. Several folks have asked about how to make the linked hearts, so I have made a video showing you how to do it. The key is to make sure you have one right-hand and … More Turning a Mess into Something Beautiful – John 4:4-19, 25-26 – Plus Video!
Activity / Meditation You will need Labyrinth [click to download] Large paper or card (optional) Silver foil Blue / green permanent markers Glue Cotton wool balls Sand and pebbles (optional) For a floor-sized labyrinth Chalk, rice or tape to mark the walls blue cloth You can simply print out the labyrinth and use it as … More The Lamb becomes the Shepherd – John 10:22-30 & Revelation 7:9-17
I admit it. I get irritated with people who ask the same question over and over. It’s a failing in me, I know. I should be more patient, more understanding of insecurities or the need for reassurance or whatever, but I’m not. I just get irritated. “Yes, I already said you could park there.” (Do … More Questions, questions – John 21:1-19
Different people have different reations to the resurrection of Jesus – ranging from “Wow!” through “Yeah, right” to “So what?” and everything inbetween. It was the same in Jesus’ day. Some people believed immediately, some took more convincing. Some saw the miracles, ate the bread and went back to their day jobs, some people were … More Resurrection? So what? – John 20:19-31