Joseph and the Coat of Many Colours
Joseph’s brothers decide they have had enough of their rival in their father’s affections.
King Saul’s jealousies drove those who loved him away, but David was a very different kind of leader.
The First Easter
In a translation from the Authorised Version of the Bible, published in 1611, St Mark recounts the discovery of Christ’s empty tomb.
The History of Susannah
A young Jewish woman in ancient Babylon falls victim to a heartless conspiracy.
The Judgment of Solomon
The tenth-century King of Israel demonstrated his legendary wisdom in a delicate custody battle.
The Story of Esther
A young Jewish girl is chosen as the Queen of Persia, but quickly finds she has enemies.
Daniel and the Priests of Bel
An apparent miracle is revealed as sleight-of-hand.
The Good Samaritan
Our responsibilities are not defined by laws or borne by governments. They are defined by mercy, and borne by love.
The Story of Pentecost
Jesus’s apostles receive the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, and the startling effects quickly draw a crowd.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
Five young women cared enough about a man’s wedding-day to make the smallest of sacrifices, and received the best of rewards.
The Sunday of Palms and Willows
For centuries, northern countries from Russia to England have laid the catkins of
the willow tree before Jesus as he enters Jerusalem.
Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve are set in a Garden of carefree delight, but the Snake swears they are victims of a cruel deception.
Elisha and the Fiery Horsemen
The King of Syria goes on a mole-hunt, but Elisha does not seem to mind being his prime suspect.
The Man Born Blind
A man born blind is healed by Jesus, but finds himself a social outcast as a result.
Elisha and Naaman the Syrian
Naaman had very fixed ideas about what it takes to get a miracle.
God’s love proved to be bigger and stronger than all man’s wickedness.
The Adoration of the Magi
Persian star-gazers hasten to Israel for the birth of a royal heir, but find that King Herod has had his fill of them.
David and Bathsheba
David’s scheme to steal another man’s wife succeeded,
but he could not keep his secret from everyone.
Daniel in the Lions’ Den
The King who condemned him to the den of lions felt far worse about it than Daniel did.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Love doesn’t make people pay for past mistakes.
Cain and Abel
Smarting for his outraged ‘rights’, Cain lost his reason — but not God’s pity and love.
Prince Belshazzar’s disrespectful behaviour left him facing the original ‘writing on the wall’.