Like a mustard seed

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-age
The parable of the mustard seed is one of the most memorable and profound stories that Jesus told his followers. This outline explores some of its meaning with reference to three other Bible stories.

Father Abraham

Many Sunday services and Messy Churches celebrate Father's Day. This celebration outline focuses on Father Abraham as an example of faith and fatherhood for us all and could be used as part of an all-age service or as the Messy Church celebration.

Abraham's hospitality: a promise-giving meal

8-11 year olds, All-age
Offering hospitality to strangers is a strong Middle Eastern tradition. The Bible suggests that when we do this we may well be welcoming angels. This is exactly what happened for Abraham when he entertained three guests one day.

Abraham's agony

8-11 year olds, All-age
This session explores probably the lowest moment in Abraham's life - when he was asked to offer his own son as a sacrifice - with activities, craft, prayer ideas and questions to discuss.