Preparation Oh Lord, Truly you are God of gods and Lord of kings for you have revealed your mysteries. You have made known your salvation; you have revealed your righteousness in the sight of the nations. Help me to understand the mystery of your word. Not to read it assuming I know what you want … Continue reading A prayer for…
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…
Next week is the start of Ramadan, a month where Muslims across the world will be fasting and praying that they will grow closer to God. What a great prayer! And we know that many of them will be earnestly seeking: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock … Continue reading This month
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!
Thanksgiving The non-turkey variety It's about to be my first thanksgiving and we've been invited round to some friends to experience this very American tradition in all it's glory. What I've written is not at all related to the history of America - I'm not remotely qualified to do justice to that - but is … Continue reading Get ready for
Is the subject of this session but fortunately using the ideas definitely isn't stealing I've never found it so easy to think of games/songs/activities etc and so hard to write a talk! I know tonnes of burglary related games (as well as heaps of synonyms for theft - what does this say about me?!) and … Continue reading Daylight robbery
is not a lucky number but it is where we're up to in the ten commandments Check out the session for commandment number seven here. Those of you who are much more clued up than I am will have realised that the seventh commandment is 'Do not commit adultery' which is not the most straightforward … Continue reading Seven
As promised The 10 commandments are here Find an introduction to the ten commandments, plus commandments one and two right here. Obviously there's more to come. I really enjoyed both planning and teaching these: it is hard to get that balance between obeying God yet not being legalistic about it and our personalities probably draw … Continue reading New Series!
The Power of Stories to change people's lives I was a visitor in a small village church this Sunday and something said in the sermon struck me: about the terrorist attack in Manchester last week the vicar asked, 'What was this young man's story that lead him to this point?' That was not something I … Continue reading Another parable
Finally finished Philippians Sorry for the delay Back on the blogging bandwagon and here to stay! Check out the latest and last chapter of Philippians and keep your eyes peeled (the easiest way to do this is to subscribe). Next week: WOT A way to pray! One way to help kids pray. See you then.