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The Parable of the Loving Father

Welcome to The Parable of the Loving Father, the story Jesus tells in Luke 15: 11-32. At FBC Greenville, we’ll share this lesson this Sunday, February 26. I’ve always called this parable the Parable of the Prodigal Son, but I like that many others call it by this name, changing the focus from the sins [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Jesus Teaches in the Temple

Welcome to Jesus Teaches in the Temple, our story for February 19, based on Luke 20:45-21:4. This brand new story (new to my extra Godly Play style stories- certainly not a new story!) shares two teaching moments Jesus had in the Temple as he knew his time on earth was growing short. First is his warning to beware of the [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Jesus Meets A Poor Man and a Rich Man

Welcome to Jesus Meets A Poor Man and a Rich Man, our story for February 12, based on Luke 18:35-19:10. This story is hot off the presses- or maybe I should say that I still have glue between my fingers! Anyway, this story combines the story of Jesus healing the blind man by the road to Jericho [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Jesus Welcomes the Children

Welcome to Jesus Welcomes the Children, a script I’ve written to share the scripture from Luke 18:15-17. The story script also alludes to several other stories from the Bible in which children play important parts, hopefully helping our children understand more of what Jesus is saying is important about how children think, love, believe, and trust. [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man

Welcome to Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man, our story for Jan. 29, based on Luke 5:17-26. It was really fun to think about how to tell this story, how to create the house so that the friends could deliver their paralyzed friend to Jesus’s feet. It was also a pleasure to think about the lesson [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Jesus Visits Mary and Martha

Welcome to the lesson for January 22, Jesus Visits Martha and Mary, the story from Luke 10:38-42.  I love this story because it does such a good job of raising questions about hospitality- hospitality that we try to practice  and the unique, radical hospitality of God. Truth be told, I think I also love this scripture [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Jesus Calls the Disciples

Welcome to Jesus Calls the Disciples, our story for Jan 15, which focuses on two of the Jesus stories Godly Play doesn’t cover: the calling of the fishermen, Peter, Andrew, James and John, and the calling of Levi (also called Matthew.) I love these two stories for many reasons. First, I think it’s so valuable [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Baby Jesus Is Dedicated to God

Welcome to lesson Baby Jesus Is Dedicated to God, a lesson I’ve written to help the children discover the story of Jesus’ dedication in the Temple, as well as explore the way we dedicate babies to God at our church. The Bible story comes from Luke 2:21-39. If you teach Godly Play at a different church, [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Godly Play|1 Comment

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Welcome to the celebration of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, this Sunday, December 18, when we introduce the fourth advent card, focusing on the visit of the Magi to the Christ child. There are several themes you may wish to explore during the time in the circle or during the create-a-gift-for-God time. These include: 1. The [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Godly Play|0 Comments

The Third Sunday of Advent

Welcome to the celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent, this Sunday, December 11. This Sunday we introduce the third advent card, focusing on the angels’ visit to the shepherds and the angels’ song of Good News. The themes you might wish to explore include: 1.The shepherds were the first people, besides Mary and Joseph [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Godly Play|0 Comments