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Bible

Bible commentary and bible notes / exegisis stuff

The fable of the three trees is one I have used again and again in children’s ministry.  If you have never come across it have a read of the story [here]. It’s been great for Easter holiday clubs, teaching up to Christmas in junior church and after school mid week activities (I’ve used it a......
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“Exploring Emotional Health” is a fantastic blend of wisdom, vital information and sensitively structured workshop sessions for young people.  Youth workers, who might be wary or unsure about tackling topics like anxiety and depression are gently led through some introductory sessions about identifying and coping with emotions – myths are debunked, stereotypes are challenged and......
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There are people who are often called “gifts to the church” – generally these people are a bit famous in Christian circles through having penned books or worship songs or who are fantastic gospel communicators speaking, routinely, at conferences and events.  We are blessed when we read, sing and listen . . . The thing......
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My usual thing with assemblies is to talk about myself . . . by that I mean relate the topic / theme / point to my own life, how I live, what I find easy, difficult, scary, exciting etc!  Being personal without being too personal . . . children love this . . . I......
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Teaching . . . we are all doing this.  Teaching others what we think, believe, value, understand . . . through the way we speak and act in our lives.  To teach others we do not need to be professional teachers . . . teaching is not simply what teachers do.  What I mean is......
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Of all the things I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad President Obama, to his daughters on leaving office. Boom.  Thanks Obama!  Got me thinking . . . what makes you proud?  What makes ME proud? I don’t know if it was intentional or not . . .......
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It is not often I quote a tele-evangelist.  Well, in fact, I don’t think I have ever done it (knowingly) until now. Robert Schuller was the man behind the “Hour of Power” and the Crystal Cathedral – google those if you want to know more.  But, something about this quote of his just gets me, Let......
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Some years ago I twittered over on Frank Viola’s website (an absolutely cracking place to visit for some great thoughts, reflections and quality books etc) . . . he posted one word “Twitter” and wanted a response . . . . I replied, “All that twitters is not gold” (Ha!) . . . . Well,......
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We pass on what we love. Obsessed with “Strictly Come Dancing” or the new series of “I’m a Celebrity”? We pass on what we love.  We find it hard to shut up about our passions, however inconsequential they might be to others.  The thing is, there are things far more important to share than our......
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In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot // Matthew 5:13 What is interesting about that phrase, “no longer......
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