Waiting for Joseph…

Sorry everybody, I’ve got an awful cold – the kind that is bad enough that I need to be within arms reach of a tissue at all moments but is still obviously just a cold and so I’m not actually ill. Unfortunately for you it means that I lost all motivation to write up Jesus is the new and better Joseph; despite it being probably my favourite in the series. You’ve got that to look forward to!

kspI have instead decided to recommend another favourite thing of mine: The King, The Snake and The Promise. This is kids material that works through the whole Bible following the promises made to Adam, Abraham and David about the death-crushing, forever-king who God will send.

There is a CD, whose tunes I’m already recommending as part of Jesus is the new and better…, but it also comes with downloadable teaching out lines, game ideas and a banner you can make week by week to tell the story in picture form.
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It’s great – I love it, the kids love it and it’s wonderfully clear about why we should be excited about Jesus. If you’re looking for Old Testament stuff I suggest you check it out.

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Jesus really is great!

Isn’t he just?

How Genesis 22 points us to Jesus.

Yet another week where I can’t decide which is the better comparison to make: Is Jesus the new and better Abraham; the man of great faith who trust God even in the hardest situation? Is he the new and better Isaac who goes willingly to the slaughter? Is he the new and better ram, the planned for sacrifice that will take the place of those meant to die? Yes, yes and YES!

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.

Well said Paul (in 2 Corinthians 1:20).

Jesus is the new and better…

Noah/Ark

(Can’t decide which of these is more accurate)

Is Jesus the means by which we are saved? Yes, so Ark then.
Is Jesus the obedient and faithful person whose actions in the face of ridicule save others? Yes, so Noah.
Either way there is no denying Jesus is definitely better!
Check out why here.
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New Series!

Where is Jesus in the Old Testament?

All over the place!

Super excited to announce a new series of Sunday School stuff! This time it’s all based on how our favourite Old Testament heroes and stories foreshadow Jesus. Inspired by this Tim Keller talk, we won’t look at all of history but certainly at some familiar stories; potentially in a new light.
We’re starting, fairly obviously, with Jesus is the new and better … Adam. So click the link to find Songs, games, a talk, activities, prayer ideas and more!