Special Needs Parents Are Candles, Burning Between Hope And Despair

Parents of children with additional/special needs and disabilities are often labelled negatively; ‘troublemakers’, ‘confrontational’, ‘needy’, ‘over-sharing’. I’ve seen parents blamed for their child’s disability. I’ve seen parents told that they have no right to speak on behalf of, or share details about, their child. I’ve seen parents told that they are wrong to feel or … Continue reading Special Needs Parents Are Candles, Burning Between Hope And Despair

Parents Of Children Jesus Healed And What Their Stories Teach Us

During his three years of ministry, as recorded in the Gospels, Jesus met the parents of five children whom he subsequently healed or raised from the dead. In each case there is learning for us all in the stories of these parents, the characteristics they had, and how Jesus responded to them. Let’s look at … Continue reading Parents Of Children Jesus Healed And What Their Stories Teach Us

Heavenly Bodies And ‘The Repair Shop’

For a recent talk at my home church I was asked to look at John 20:19-31, the story of Thomas, his doubts, and ultimately his great declaration of faith of 'My Lord and my God!' But as I looked at this passage, I saw another story as well... One that spoke about the body of … Continue reading Heavenly Bodies And ‘The Repair Shop’

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Church Unleashed

Message: The ‘Unleashed Church’ is not a building but the people of God empowered by God’s Spirit to serve him all over the world. Key point: We are all empowered to glow on and on all through history! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of what the video … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Church Unleashed

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Participators

Message: Focus on the Church waking up, being set free and believing for more, in the power of God. Key point: We are all empowered to glow in the dark, whatever we face! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of what the video says... A version of … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Participators

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Potential

Message: Philip leaves the fruitful space for the desert – calling can be uncomfortable. The Gospel spreads worldwide. Saul is totally transformed to fulfil his calling, as is Ananias (delivered from fear). Key point: We are all empowered to get up and glow and follow God’s call! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Potential

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Presence

Message: The disciples preach the Good News and cannot be stopped. They are active in demonstrating God’s power. Their words are followed and backed up by signs and wonders. Key point: We are all empowered to pass the glow on! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Presence

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed People

Message: God’s power transforms things. Togetherness is a direct result of the powerful love of God. Peter and the church are completely transformed by this power. Key point: We are all empowered by God’s Holy Spirit with power to glow! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed People

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Power

Message: God’s Holy Spirit gives us all a super-power, the power to ‘Glow’, to spread the Good News of Jesus’ love to everyone, and that’s been true all through history and is true now and is true tomorrow! Are you ready to glow? Key point: God’s Holy Spirit empowers us all to ‘glow’! Session plan: Video: … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Power

People Jesus Healed – A Video And Study Plan: Study 5 – A Woman Who Had A Condition That Made Her Bleed

This is the last in a five-part series of study plans exploring the encounters that Jesus had with five of the many people that he healed, revealing some of the amazing teaching that Jesus shared with us as he healed people: Study 1: The man lowered through the roof Study 2: Bartimaeus, a man born … Continue reading People Jesus Healed – A Video And Study Plan: Study 5 – A Woman Who Had A Condition That Made Her Bleed