Category Archives: salvation

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

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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

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Christmas, Easter or Something In-between?

A group of us from church share a meal and talk about the Bible each week. The meal is often made up of contributions from different people and a few weeks ago I took this photo of the desserts that were provided. … Continue reading

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The One Where Baby Jesus Looked Like a Dead Sheep

So, I came across this picture of some knitted nativity characters. I noticed the donkey and the sheep at the top of the picture and my next thought was that the sheep in the bottom left looked dead because it had … Continue reading

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Remembering Reminds Us What is Important in Life

This is a time of year when we are encouraged to remember. According to the Royal British Legion, ‘Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our … Continue reading

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The one about the river and a big splash

So, Tracey and the girls are camping for a few days and Tracey has found a fantastic campsite which is next to a river. The owners have done a great job of making several points along the river front where people … Continue reading

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The Avengers and Evil: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Need A Mighty Enemy Who Might Beat Them

Marvel films are a bit like Marmite, people do either really love or hate them. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is in cinemas now and whether you can’t wait to see it or if you would rather watch paint dry, you might be … Continue reading

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The Cross, Light and Hope

I enjoyed a fantastic walk today with my wonderful wife and during the walk we went past this cross. The sun was shining and I was inspired by the way that the light was shining on and around it. It … Continue reading

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Jesus let go of his opportunity to be rescued so that he could rescue us

We had communion at Orchard Baptist yesterday and I experienced God’s love through it in a new and powerful way. We were also looking at the Psalms and I had been thinking in my preparation about how the emphasis in … Continue reading

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A Meal to Remember: What was that all about?

Jesus had a meal with his disciples at which he said some strange things. 2000 years later, we still remember and celebrate his words and actions. Why are his words and remembering this meal so important? 26 As they were eating, … Continue reading

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