Paul never planned to evangelise Malta. He was there because of a storm at sea and a series of bad decisions by others; however this setback turned into an opportunity, because the story of Jesus was proclaimed on this Mediterranean Island.
Paul's first missionary journey was the island of Cyprus. It was the scene of conversions and a dramatic confrontation as the gospel took root. This outline explores the story with ideas to use for a small group or within an all-age celebration.
Jesus is invited to a dinner party that is interrupted by an outsider who gives him the love and welcome he should have received from his host. This idea is a performance piece for an act of worship or a reflection on welcome, love and forgiveness
Gideon was an unlikely hero of God. He came from the smallest family of the smallest tribe of Israel but God chose him to become a judge and a rescuer of his people. This version of the call of Gideon is one you can use with young children.
Pentecost is the next festival after Easter but it often gets overlooked. Just as God breathed into Adam at creation, we need the breath of God's Spirit to bring us to new life in Christ. This is a reflective story suitable for an all-age service.
Many Christians starting a new task for God have found inspiration and support from the story of Joshua - who took over from Moses the task of leading the people of God. This reflective story explores how Joshua trusted the Lord.