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Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience

Welcome to Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, described in Matthew 4: 1-11. It’s good to remember that this event happened right after Jesus’ baptism, before he could begin his work. Or maybe being tempted–and letting us see [...]

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

Faces of Easter 3: Remembering Christ’s Baptism and Blessing

Welcome to Faces of Easter III: Remembering Christ’s Baptism and Blessing, our lesson for March 19.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember and celebrate Christ’s baptism and blessing from God. How good it is to remember that Jesus chose to be baptized before he started his work, to mark the beginning [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter II: Boy Jesus is Found in the Temple

Welcome to Faces of Easter II: Jesus Is Lost and Found, our lesson for March 12. (First Baptist Greenville folks will combine this story with last week's story, since our church was on retreat last week.)  This week we remember and celebrate the phase of Jesus’ life when he was a boy by telling the [...]

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

Faces of Easter 1: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus

Welcome to Faces of Easter I: Remembering the Birth and Presentation of Christ in the Temple, the first Sunday lesson for the Lenten season. First Baptist Greenville will be on retreat this Sunday, so we will miss Sunday school. But if you're at a different church, enjoy this first lesson of the season. If the [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

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