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Will we give our best to Jesus?: A Thought for Palm Sunday

The crowd was so excited to see Jesus that they laid their coats and palm leaves on the ground for the donkey that was carrying him to ride over. Lots of people went home that day with clothing that looked … Continue reading

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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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Easter Sunday: I’ll be back!

Mary and her friends went to Jesus’ tomb and on their way they began to wonder how they would move the large stone from the entrance. When they got closer though, they could see the stone had already been moved. I wonder what … Continue reading

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Jesus died on the cross, so why do we call it Good Friday?

So, today we remember that a man was beaten, tortured, nailed to a cross and left to hang there until he died. So why on earth do we call it Good Friday? Shouldn’t it be called ‘Bad Friday’ or ‘Sad Friday’? … Continue reading

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Trashing the Temple Courts: What was that all about?

After arriving in Jerusalem, the first thing that Jesus did was to go to the temple where he proceeded to throw out the people who were buying and selling animals there. This episode in the life of Jesus is hard … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: What is that all about?

Palm Sunday is a time when we remember that Jesus rode into Jerusalem and that the crowd went wild, laying palm leaves and their coats on the floor. Have you ever wondered what was going on and what it was all about? As … Continue reading

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The Easter Story: Daily Reflections

During Holy week (the week leading up to Easter Sunday) we especially remember the days leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. I have written two different set of reflections. The first looks at the events of Holy Week in … Continue reading

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