The Law

Ideas linked to the first five books of the Bible - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Celebrate Bonfire Night

Special event
The closest thing to a firework display in the Bible happened on Mount Sinai when God gave Moses the ten commandments. The following outline links Bonfire Night to the story of this event

The story of Joseph - the peacock

All-age
Joseph's story is one of the most compelling dramas in the Old Testament. This storytelling outline introduces its main character, who is a spoilt show-off but one who God chooses to become his family's saviour.

The story of Joseph - the prime minister

All-age
Joseph's story is one of the most compelling dramas in the Old Testament. This storytelling outline covers the period when Joseph was second in command to the Pharaoh in Egypt and his reunion with his family.

The story of Joseph - the prisoner

All-age
Joseph's story is one of the most compelling dramas in the Old Testament. This storytelling outline covers the period when Joseph was a slave in Egypt and explores how he discovered that God was with him even through the hard times.

Harvest games

All-age
Harvest services and harvest suppers are among the most attended and popular church events of the Christian year. Here are some suggestions for all-age activities that could be part of a church family celebration.

A harvest home - craft idea

All-age
Our Christian harvest festival has its biblical roots in the Feast of Tabernacles. Here are some group activity and craft ideas to create a special prayer space linked to the 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.

Moses' unlucky strike

8-11 year olds
The life story of Moses dominates the early books of the Bible. He was a great leader but, even so, his impatience and anger did once get the better of him. This idea unpacks the story of when it all went wrong for Moses at Meribah in the wilderness.

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