Today we have your lovely liturgy resources plus reflections on the Prodigal Son parable that we all know so well … or do we? I find all is not as thought. And while we’re on that passage, here’s a fabulous book that you might like – perfect for Lent reading. The Return of the Prodigal … More Psalm 32, 2 Cor 5, Luke15
A fun resource for exploring the Parable of the Great Banquet and the excuses we all make to God’s call on our lives. This simple craft generates over 500 different excuses for not tidying your room / handing in that report to your boss / getting up at 4am for the baby / eating your … More Excuse-O-Matic!
Matthew 21:23-32 – The Two Sons 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 21 – The Two Sons
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
First Things In response to feedback, I’ve moved these posts to Fridays so that you have time to distribute it to your congregation if that’s what you do. Also, I’m thinking of putting these resources in a book (with the Coronavirus references removed). Would you be interested in buying such? What would you like to … More Together Apart – Matt 13 – The Sower and The Seeds
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
Am I Samuel, hearing God but mistaking it for just an ordinary voice? Certainly God uses the voices of those around us to speak, and I know I need to listen better. Take a few moments to look around you. If God were speaking through the ordinary voices of the everyday, what might he be saying, right now? … More 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) – listening, but not understanding
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
The Caramel of the Toe Nails – you mean a parable, not a caramel!
And birds’ toe nails. Do you mean talons?
Yeah, that’s right. The Parable of the Talons. … More Matthew 25:14-30 – “You’re Fired!” The Caramel of the Toe Nails
Rod: Everything in this world is made from other things. You are made from grapes! Your body breaks down the grapes into all the little molecules and atoms, and then rearranges them to make you. It’s rather clever.
Andy: So I come from re-cycled grapes?
Andy: Cool! … More Matthew 21:33-46 – Harvest from the Stars