Nativity Quiz based on the Underground Map

The Bible Society has created a special transport quiz map to bring the nativity story to life.  The idea is that children and adults can interact with the map and follow the nativity story, navigating through each part.

This weekend will be the busiest travel weekend for everybody in cars, trains, whatever.  Before you take a trip to see friends and family this Christmas, why not travel along this transport map and test your knowledge of the story with a quiz about the Nativity story – here.

A thousand times in history, a baby has become a king

A thousand times in history a baby has become a king, but only once in history did a King become a baby.

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe after all we’ve projected
A child in a manger?

Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mothers shawl
Just a child
Is this who we’ve waited for?

How many kings stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Bringing our gifts for the newborn Saviour
All that we have whether costly or meek
Because we believe
Gold for His honor and frankincense for His pleasure
And myrrh for the cross He’ll suffer
Do you believe, is this who we’ve waited for?

How many kings stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me

All for me
All for you

Songwriters

MARC MARTEL, JASON RONALD WILLIAM GERMAIN

Who killed Jesus?

Today in Explore we concluded our Advent series about the life of Jesus.  Who killed Jesus?  Jesus said:

‘No one takes it away from me; I give my own life freely.  I have the right to give my life, and I have the right to take it back.  This is what my Father commanded me to do.’  (John 10 v 18)

Colin sang the song ‘How Many Kings‘ (Watch a video of the real version here).  We sang Once In Royal David’s City, Angels We Have Heard On High, Thine Be The Glory and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

Here’s the song that originally inspired our Who Killed Jesus? discussion today:

My Problem With the Bible, Brian Zahnd

My Problem With the Bible
Brian Zahnd

I have a problem with the Bible. Here’s my problem…

I’m an ancient Egyptian. I’m a comfortable Babylonian. I’m a Roman in his villa.

That’s my problem. See, I’m trying to read the Bible for all it’s worth, but I’m not a Hebrew slave suffering in Egypt. I’m not a conquered Judean deported to Babylon. I’m not a first century Jew living under Roman occupation.

I’m a citizen of a superpower. I was born among the conquerors. I live in the empire. But I want to read the Bible and think it’s talking to me. This is a problem.

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