Slowly but surely (That slowness is my uploading speed) Getting the God rescues New Testament series uploaded is taking it's time - sorry about that! There's about half of it up at the moment if you haven't seen it yet. I am somewhat reassured by the fact that the Spirit is making me more and … Continue reading Jesus Rescues!
Resources for making the most of your summer Whether your regular scheduling continues or Sunday School is taking a break Summer is already here in Chicago: with a vengeance! Kids break up for vacation much earlier here than we do in the UK (If you're in a school there: keep going - you're really close!) … Continue reading Summer days, drifting away…
Celebrate it! How to link Passover to Easter at home or in Sunday School It's not a coincidence that Jesus was crucified at passover time - God loves a real life metaphor and the death of a lamb to rescue a son perfectly foreshadows the death of the Lamb to rescue us and make us … Continue reading Don’t pass over Passover
Holy Week Celebrations Worksheets and colouring and videos; oh my! For Palm Sunday Worksheet on Luke 19v28-44 Jesus Enters Jerusalem for 8-12's but could be adapted Jesus' Triumphal Entry colouring page for up to 7 years old This video for 4-11's God's Story: Palm Sunday And A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Jerusalem … Continue reading High days and Holy Days
There's more to Easter than eggs And here are some gifts to help show it Kids, in my experience, ask a lot of questions. If you know a child between two and 10 you're undoubtably answering a lot of questions - and as frustrating as that can be; it's a fantastic thing! If you find … Continue reading Easter Gifts
An American Idol and a great role model So no, I'm not suggesting you idolise this weeks inspirational Black Christian - she just happens to have come to fame through the American Idol TV show. I can't think of a better introduction for her than one of her most recent songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejycllx5iwA So here's our … Continue reading Black History Celebrations
Wonderful Worksheets and all the drama of a situation The last of our first person dramas captures Onesimus' side of the story Paul tells in his letter to Philemon. I find having a story told in this way, whether it's read off the page or acted out, is a great addition to reading from the Bible; … Continue reading Onesimus’ story
Looking at letters Helping kids access non-narrative texts They're one of the things we spend most of our time on in Church and Bible studies, they're where most of our theology comes from and they're crucial to how we interpret the Bible. Yet the New Testament letters (19 out of 27 books) are infrequently covered … Continue reading More from Paul
All about Paul Although Paul would probably like me to point out it's actually all about Jesus We're starting the year as we mean to go on: overlong blog post subtitles and excellent new material to help you prep for your Sunday School classes. This first in the new series features A Scary Day for Ananias … Continue reading Brand New Miniseries
Remembrances and resolutions For the blog and for your Sunday Schools too It's nearly 2018 - in case you hadn't noticed. And everybody is in that 'fresh start' mode whether it's buying gym memberships, taking up veganuary or resolving to read their Bible more often. We're also looking back at 2017 and evaluating the good … Continue reading Happy New Year!