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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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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 16: The Wrong Sort?

Did you know that the first people who God wanted to tell about the arrival of his son were people who weren’t allowed to go to worship him in the temple? There were some shepherds in a field at night … Continue reading

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Advent 12: A Long Time ago in Bethlehem

The Roman Emperor, Augustus, decreed that a Census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire (Luke 2.1) and as a result Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem. Hundreds of years before this, God said that the Messiah would be born … Continue reading

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Advent 7: Mary says YES

Mary agreed to be the mother of the son of God! It is surprising that she didn’t need to think about it for longer before saying yes because becoming pregnant whilst unmarried was going to cause her some real problems … Continue reading

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Have you ever thought about how tragic the Nativity Story is?

The version of the nativity that is often presented in church is a very nice, clean and happy story but have you ever considered how tragic that the Christmas story really is? Mary was unmarried and pregnant and the punishment in her culture … Continue reading

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The Perfect Christmas Present

There once were some parents who wanted to buy their child the perfect Christmas present. In the end they decided to get a bike which was something that he really needed and because they cared, they put a huge amount of time and … Continue reading

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I wanted you to hear this important news first

The Shepherds were washing their socks by night (that’s how the carol goes right?) when a bright light appeared. The appearance of this bright light on a dark night must have been terrifying which is why it is no surprise … Continue reading

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