It was my turn on the United Reformed Church’s Daily Devotions this week, so here is the text of my offering, with a link to the audio recording. If you find these useful, you can have the devotions delivered daily by email or pod cast, and the URC also provide full Sunday services (rent-a-pulpit) suitable … More Gen 18, Ps 15, Col 1, Lk 10
A few weeks ago I went for my second Covid jab at a large vaccination hub. I only vaguely remembered the location from my first time. “No problem”, thinks I, “the sat-nav will know the way.” However, this time I was in a borrowed car with a borrowed sat nav and its maps were out … More Mazes vs Labyrinths (2 Samuel 5:1-10)
Matthew 18:21-35 – The Unforgiving Servant Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Ten jam-packed pages of great ideas that you can print off and use for free. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learning … More Together Apart – Matt 18 – The Unforgiving Servant
Walking Home on a Friday Evening Well, that’s it I guess. It’s over. The whole giddy dream is over. I really did think he was The One – I even said it to his face. “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God”, I said. Guess I was wrong. This isn’t like the … More “It Is Finished” – a Good Friday meditation
As we come to the end of the church year and start the flurry of Christmas, here is a thought-provoking meditation to help us think through our priorities. Use it for your home groups, or as a personal devotion. It is great for adults and for older children too. Engaging You will need scissors and … More John 18:33-37 – Christ the King
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 – Is This a Convenient Time to Call?
Make a doorbell! This simple electrics project is easy and great fun to make while we think about how we respond to God’s call.
You will need:
Paper clips …
When people call at your house, it’s not always at a convenient time. God’s call is not always convenient either. How will we respond? … More 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 – Is This a Convenient Time to Call?
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
Then some idiots come from the town to laugh and throw insult at the dying. Prats! Get a life! That other bloke on the cross, not my mate, the other one, joins in the insults. He’s yelling at the Nazareth guy. Mocking him. Seriously? You’ve gonna have that as your final words? Some people never learn. … More Jeremiah 23:1-6 & Luke 23:33-43 – A Bad Friday
We can use coloured ‘reins’ to help us visualise and mediate on places where we have, or don’t have, control. We are going to use the fingers of the hand to represent the areas of our lives that God has entrusted to our care. It is good to take responsibility for the things given to us, but it … More Activity – Who is in charge?
The religious folk were not about to let some jumped-up messiah carpenter from the ill-educated north start rocking the boat. … More John 18:33-37