Posts filed under: Jesus

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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Dear Friends / The Resource Blog Readers! We wanted to write and share with you some exciting developments for us as a family and for the future of The Resource. For the past year we have had a sense that God is calling us on to new things and then, late last year, we found......
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A what?  A “Pecha Kucha?” Huh??  Yes, one of those . . . It is a presentation style that began in Japan and it literally means, “chatter”.  A stimulation to conversation and discussion.  Essentially, the presenter (me in this case) has 20 slides with just 20 seconds to speak to each one . . .......
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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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Let me say right off that there are more than 3 things to learn from Jesus – but, there are three staggering things we need to pay attention to and learn from in Matthew, Mark and Luke’s account of Jesus “blessing the children”.  Why staggering?  Well, because they are obvious but not focused on, clear......
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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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