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Category Archives: grace
Are you excited about the Royal Wedding?
Are you excited about the Royal Wedding? My oldest daughter is, to the point where she has asked a few times now if we can go and watch. We are only 98 miles away from Windsor and so we could … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, discipleship, Faith, God loves us, grace, Life experiences, Parable, Relationship with God Tagged bride of Christ, jesus taught in parables, parable of the wedding feast, royal family, royal wedding, the church is the bride of Christ, we can follow God, wedding, wedding of the lamb Leave a comment
Apparently I’m not Worthy, or am I?
As I walked past it I couldn’t resist the urge to try to pick up Thor’s Hammer. I knew it was fake, just a prop in a cinema foyer but I just had to try. As I posed for my … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Being honest about our faith, Everyone is valuable, Faith, film, God loves us, grace, Saved by Jesus Tagged Avengers 2, Avengers Age of Ultron, christian view of avengers age of ultron, film, God thinks you are worth saving, jesus saves us, Mjolnir, saved by grace, the Bible and avengers, thors hammer Leave a comment
Sticking Pins in the Cross: A Creative Prayer Activity
This simple activity explores the meaning of the cross and why Jesus died. At a family event last Easter, we stuck a paper cross on a pin-board and wrote some random negative things on to it. We invited the people taking … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, God loves us, grace, Relationship with God, salvation, Saved by Jesus Tagged C.T. Studd, childrens talk, communicating the good news in creative ways, creative communication, creative evangelism, creative learning, creative prayer, cross, easter week explained, evangelism craft activities, If jesus be God and died for me, jesus died for us, Prayer station, why did Jesus die? Leave a comment
A Creative Communion Service Inspired by John 8.1-12
At the end of our service last Sunday, our Communion table looked like this. We started the service thinking about the parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15.1-7). We watched a short video animation of the story (see below) and then … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Being honest about our faith, creative communication, Faith, forgiveness, freedom, grace, salvation, Saved by Jesus Tagged communion, creative communication, creative prayer, forgiveness, go and sin no more, God has forgiven us, grace of God, Jesus let go of his opportunity to be rescued so that he could rescue us, Jesus rescuer, john 8, lost sheep, Prayer station, saved by grace, Saved by Jesus, saved from sin, woman caught in adultery, you alone can rescue 1 Comment
The Essex way, welcoming, resting and helping people to connect with Jesus
Just to be clear that the Essex way is a footpath and it’s definitely nothing to do with any dodgy reality??? TV show. It is an 82 mile long pathway that runs across Essex and my wife and I have walked several … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, church, Faith, Following Jesus, grace, Life experiences Tagged access to God, come and follow me, come to me you who are weary and heavy laden, follow Jesus, grace, grace of God, how welcoming is the church, john 14.5-6, Matthew 11 28-30, the essex way, the way the truth and the life, welcoming Leave a comment
The one where Jesus did something outrageous and shocking
The crowd couldn’t believe it! Jesus was speaking to and associating himself with Zacchaeus and this was seen as being completely outrageous because he was a tax collector who had sold out to their enemies. You see, the land of Israel … Continue reading
It’s mine, all mine!
They were really upset with me because I had stopped outside of their house to drop something off to their neighbour. They were driving home and when they arrived I was blocking what they considered to be their spot. I had a trailer attached … Continue reading
Moving past negative experiences
Driving to the hospital with a very ill child is not how anyone wants to spend a Friday evening. By 10pm I was carrying my very sleepy daughter into Asda to collect a prescription. Cow pyjamas and pink dressing gown … Continue reading
Posted in church, consumerism, Faith, grace, Life experiences Tagged are we becoming judgemental and less tolerant, bad experiences, being judgemental, buy DVDs online, colchester hospital, don't give up on church, don't let negative experiences put you off, good service, NHS, seeing past the negative, Tesco entertainment, x factor Leave a comment
The bus pass was at home but the journey was still possible
Recently, someone in my family (who shall remain nameless) went to catch a bus but he had forgotten his (oops, just narrowed it down a bit) bus pass. When I arrived home from dropping him off at the bus stop … Continue reading