May 2020

Friday 29 May 2020 – This week’s I Am Second video is the story of Amanda Jane Cooper, a Musical Theatre Actress famous for her long run as Glinda in the musical Wicked (which is so good that even people who hate musicals love it). – An advert for Wicked’s 15th anniversary as a Broadway show. You can see and hear Amanda Jane Cooper here as Glinda. – See Amanda getting reading to perform as she talks talk her relationship to her role. – one of the themes in Amanda Jane Cooper’s story is trusting in God. Psalm 33 (from The Message Bible) takes up this idea and talks about being completely dependent on God. But don’t take our word for it, follow the link and read it for yourself (it’s only short). – If you want to explore it further have a look at this thoughtful piece of writing about using Psalm 33 to pray during the Corona Virus lock down.! – As usual The Bible Project has a great video about the book of Psalms, you can watch it here.

Friday 15 May 2020 – Our video this week was about Paralympic gold medallist Jessica Long. Jessica has an incredible story that touches on forgiveness and self acceptance. – find out more about Jessica’s career. – a short interview Jessica gave the BBC last year – you can find everything on the internet. Here are some handy instructions on how to forgive people. – The journey to accepting yourself for who you are can be a very long one. This short video does a good job of introducing some of the basic concepts.

– our Bible verse this week was Colossians 3 verse 13 “Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive just as the Lord forgave you”. But don’t take our word for it, read it for yourself in context here. – learn more about Colossians in this video from the Bible project. – This weeks game was Quiplash 2.

Friday 1 May 2020 – We’ve been sharing stories about unforgettable things that have happened in our lives. But how good is your memory? Try this visual memory test and find out. You could share your results with us. Who has the best memory in Revel8?

This week we heard the story of Shane Kampe whose life was changed forever when he miraculously recovered from a life threatening injury. Shane and his friend Danny were alcoholics and nothing was the same again for either of them after a prayer meeting in a hospital room. – Revel8 have been watching White Chair Films, a series of true stories of how Faith in Jesus Christ has impacted real people’s lives. You can find the whole series, get bonus footage and other resources at the I Am Second website. – Go here to read the Message Bible version of Hebrews Chapter 13 to see the verses we used this week in context. – This video based on Hebrews 11 & 12 was animated by Rene Pfitzner, a former Disney cartoonist who now works for a church in Australia. It sums up most of the Bible before Jesus was born and gives examples of people from history whose lives were also changed then they started to make God number 1 in their lives and put themselves second. – You can find out more about the Bible book of Hebrews in this short but thorough cartoon by The Bible Project. They have a brilliant YouTube channel which is perfect for anyone trying to get more into reading the Bible for themselves. – This week we played Civic Doodle together. Visit the Jackbox Games website to find out more.