The Stages of Lent – Where have you reached?

Sofa. Being a Church Sofa, has a habit of hanging out in Churches, and with Church people. As part of that Sofa has seen what people put themselves through during Lent. There appears to be different stages of coping with giving something up for Lent…

That moment when you happily accept the challenge…

You dont need any of that stuff over the next 40 days…

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You know you’re ready for anything over the next 40 days…

Hang on…. How many days?

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And now you really want chocolate…

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Its ok. Its nearly Easter…

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Well this is based on what I’ve seen from other people. Is there anything you would add to the above?

A TShirt For An Introverted Christian At Lent

Are you wanting a TShirt to mark Lent?

Are you fed up of giving up the “spiritually great stuff” for lent? (EG. Facebook, alcohol, chocolate)

Are you fed up of taking up “spiritually great stuff” for Lent? (EG. Praying for neighbours, being generous, doing something to look after the environment)

Wanting to mark Lent with something honest?

This could be the TShirt for you! (affliate link)

I'm giving up people for lent this year - Funny Lent T Shirt

Grab it from Amazon, and have a peaceful Lent!

Needing Some Lent Ideas?

Welcome to Lent. That time of year when we give stuff up.

Have you decided what you’re giving up for Lent yet? Here are some ideas of what to give up for Lent… spin the wheel and be inspired about what you should give up for Lent.

Is there anything that should be added?

The Church Sofa – Lego Star Wars Easter Story

As seems to now be tradition. Heres a repeat of a little something I did a few years ago as part of a wider online project. (And also gave birth to Tales From The ToyShelf).

Here is a series of of photos of Lego men telling the Lego Easter Story…  Please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions about it.

(It also seems to be turning into a tradition that I keep meaning to create an updated version)

The Star Wars Lego Easter Story.

“Go to the village ahead of you”

PalmSunday: Mark Chapter 4 - Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King 1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

Mark Chapter 11

 

Mark11: HorsePower?

 

PalmSunday2 - After failing in their search for a lego donkey... the disciples decided at least something with horsepower would do...

After failing in their search for a lego donkey… the disciples decided at least something with horsepower would do…

#EasterLIVE Mark11 Palm Sunday

 

8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna![a]” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b] 10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,
“Hosanna![a]”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]
10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Mark Chapter 11

Turning The Temple Tables 

 15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’[c]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[d]” 18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

 

15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’[c]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[d]

18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

Mark Chapter 11

 

“Every one will be thrown down”

 

Based on Mark Chapter 13

Based on Mark Chapter 13

“You Said You Wanted To See Me?”

 

You Wanted to See me??

Based on Mark Chapter 14, Verse 10

#EasterLIVE – Supper Time

 

Most People seemed to enjoy the food

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Praying at Gethsemane

 

Welcome to Gethsemane

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Its A TRAP!

 

When he realised he couldn't kiss. Lego Judas just got himself a pointing stick instead.

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Jesus… taken away…

#EasterLIVE - Jesus arrested

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Pilate meet Jesus…

 

Pilate meet Jesus...

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

 

His Last Journey

His Last Journey

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

I See Him Hanging There

 

I see him hanging there...

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

Game Over?

Game Over?

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

Heads Down Lads…

 

Easter Live Heads Down Lads

Easter Saturday…

“NO WAY!!!!!!”

 

#EasterLIVE - No Way!

Based on Mark Chapter 16