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When Buzz Lightyear met Jesus

Can you spot the character who seems out of place in this nativity scene? Buzz ended up in the Nativity scene following a recent family activity at the church. As I picked him up, I must have pressed a button … Continue reading

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When the Elf on Shelf met Jesus

Can you spot the character who seems out of place in this nativity scene? This year we have had an elf on the shelf stay with us. Each day when our children wake up the Elf can be found in unusual … Continue reading

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Jesus is God’s Gift: An all age visual, fun, interactive and creative Christmas talk

This fun, visual and creative talk explains how Jesus is God’s gift to the world using a wrapped up present with various items inside of it. As you pull each item out (it’s best done in order) you simply explain … Continue reading

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You always tell Santa NOT to give me a Present

As we talked about how we couldn’t visit Santa because he was no longer in his grotto,  I certainly wasn’t expecting my daughter to say ‘That’s okay, you always tell Santa NOT to give me a present anyway!’ This happened … Continue reading

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Advent 24: What do we need for Christmas?

There once were some parents who wanted to buy their daughter the perfect Christmas present and so they bought her a bike which was something that she really needed. Because they cared so much, they invested a huge amount of time and effort … Continue reading

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Advent 23: Jesus was a Refugee

Mary was dazed and confused. Joseph had woken her in the middle of the night and now she was clinging to Jesus, holding him as close as she could as they stumbled along in the dark. When Joseph had woken … Continue reading

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Advent 22: The horrible bit of the Nativity that gets missed out

There is a part of the Christmas story that I don’t recall seeing in many or even possibly any Nativity plays. King Herod was far from happy that the Magi had arrived saying that there was a newly born King … Continue reading

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Advent 21: The One about Strange Gifts

They were the strangest set of gifts that Mary had ever seen! Some important looking people had turned up at her house and they were really offering her son gold, some incense (she had only ever seen it used in the … Continue reading

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Advent 20: The bit that feels a bit awkward

The wise men (Magi) traveled to find Jesus which is wonderful, but they were led to him through astrology which feels a bit err, embarrassing. The Bible is clear that God is the one who we should turn to for … Continue reading

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Advent 19: The Long Wait Until Christmas

Simeon knew that he wouldn’t die until he had seen the Messiah and on the day that Mary, Joseph and Jesus visited the temple in Jerusalem for their purification offering, God led him to the temple. As he arrived, he … Continue reading

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