Jesus Welcomes the Children

Welcome to Jesus Welcomes the Children, our story for February 17, 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...

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 10. I’ve always called this parable the Parable of the Prodigal Son, but I like that many others call it by this...

Jesus Visits Martha and Mary

Welcome to the lesson for February 3, 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...

Jesus Gives the Sermon on the Mountain

Welcome to Jesus Gives the Sermon on the Mountain, the story for January 27 from Matthew 5-7. I love this story because the sermon covers so much territory–and because Jesus’ words are so poetic and full of images which children can understand. I also like it because...

Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man

Welcome to Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man, our story for Jan. 20, 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...

Jesus Calls the Disciples

Welcome to Jesus Calls the Disciples, our story for Jan 13, which focuses on two of the Jesus stories Godly Play doesn’t cover: the calling of the fishermen, Peter, Andrew, James and John, and the calling of Levi (also called Matthew.) I love these two stories for...