A long time ago, Sofa took a series of photos showing Lego minifigures performing the Easter story. My first real attempt at Toy Photography, that was inspired by the Bible. Here is how that turned out. I’ve always meant to try updating the photos, here is the new attempt…
Matthew 21: 6-9
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c] “Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!”
May I present, not one. But two comparisons between Jesus, and Santa Claus.
The first is this little video…
The second is this very serious Bible study*. Which looks at a number of comparisons… for example, I never knew that God said “…Ho, Ho…”
On that note, does anyone know the Bible Verse about Jesus wearing crimson red? I remember coming up with a biblically based reason why Santa was red**… but I kinda need that Bible verse to be able to talk about it…
*One or two verses may be a little out of context.
Welcome to the school holidays! If you don’t have kids, this probably means an easier journey to work, if you do this probably means you, or someone else needs to come up with ways to stop the little darlings from watching nothing but Cbeebies all day long.
But what can be done to entertain young Christian families throughout the holidays? Well Sofa is here to help*.
Here is our list of ways to keep Christian families entertained during the school holidays…
Compile a list of all the local holiday clubs. GET TO ALL OF THEM.
Learn a Bible verse a day.
Colour in pencil drawings of crosses.
Picnics! AKA portable communions…
Go on a family pilgrimage. (Possibly to the local cheap family friendly pub)
Take all your toilet rolls and try recreating the Tower of Babel.
Encourage the smalls ones to make a joyful noise! Joyful… may mean screaming…
Build a castle out of left over Bible study notes.
Is it raining outside? Time to encourage baptisms in the puddles.
When all else fails… 80s Christians movies on Youtube? (On second thoughts dont do that. Some of them are quite scary!)