In the fullness of time, the nation grew like a mighty tree. Under King David’s rule, they were a powerful and wealthy people. Later, but not much later, they crashed down in the gales of history. Defeat was followed by Exile and partial restoration: by the time of Jesus, they were a mere stump under the iron boot of Rome. Longing for freedom, deliverance, and power, they looked for a Saviour… … More Never Give Up- Look, See, Pray
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)
God makes a new covenant with us – but will I sign up? Engaging Make a scroll and write the covenant (agreement) on it. Then decide if you want to sign it. It’s quite a challenge, but it’s up to you. You will need: A4 paper Water Teabags Ground cinnamon or nutmeg Hairdryer (optional) Marker … More New Covenant – Jeremiah 31:27-34
We meet Jesus in the flurry of busy ministry. There are needy people pressing all around him so that he can’t even eat his lunch in peace. Most people would have snapped by now. “Can’t you give me some space?” “Stop grabbing at my clothes!” … More 2 Sam 7:1-14a, Jer 23:1-6, Ps 23, Mk 6:30-34, 53-56 – Sheep Time!
Advent 4 – “Wait Elizabeth, you mean Uncle Zech can’t talk?”
“No. Like an idiot he questioned what the angel had said; didn’t believe that God was able to do it. So the angel gave him proof! Ha! Serves him right, the daft old goat! Makes meal times a bit more peaceful I can tell you – no more listening to endless fishing stories!” … More Mary and Elizabeth – Luke 1:39-55
It’s good to ask the tricky questions. We don’t have to have our brains surgically removed to be Christians. … More Jeremiah 33:14-16