In Narnia, the sea is on the east, and beyond it, in the 'utter east' is Aslan's country.
In Middle Earth, the sea is on the west, and beyond it* is Valinor, the home of the immortals.
No idea of the significance of this - just interesting.
Anyway, I'd better get back to hoovering...
* technically, since the world was made into a sphere, it is no longer on the surface of the globe. Still, you sail west to get there, should you have a boat capable of escaping the 'circles of the world'
The 'Christmas' set has 12 stickers focussing on who Jesus is and why he
came. It would be most suitable for older children or children who are
familiar with the Bible.
'Nativity' set is suitable for everyone, and ideal for making nativity
scenes. I've provided two Mary figures for pedants like me, so you can
have the wise men coming separately from the shepherds, as they did in
real life :-)
finally, a set of 6 shaped cartoon stickers on the theme of God's word,
and how it describes itself. Each has a reference for the Bible passage
You'll need to read part 1 for this to make sense.
Judas betrayed Jesus
for 30 pieces of silver - that's £1,800
Parable of the talents
He gave them 5, 2 and 1 talents - £30,000, £12,000, and £6,000 respectively. Not just a few pounds!
Parable of the two debtors
One was forgiven a debt of 500 denarii, the other a debt of 50 - that's £30,000 compared to £3,000
Parable of the unmerciful servant
The servant was forgiven a debt of 10,000 talents, yet threw his fellow servant in jail for a debt of 100 denarii. The first debt was £600 million(!), the second was £6,000.
So it's important not to imply that the smaller debt was insignificant. It was a real debt - other people do us real wrongs (for some people - horrendous wrongs. And Jesus is not saying these don't matter). We should forgive, not because it doesn't matter, but because we realise how impossibly large is the debt God has forgiven us (do we?)
She put in two small copper coins - that's 62p.
It was not 2p, as we sometimes imply. 2p is worthless, so you might as well put it in. 62p could buy something to eat, yet she gave it.
I find it really helpful, when reading (or teaching) passages that involve sums of money, to translate them into modern money. After all, what does 'silver coin' or 'talent' or 'copper coin' actually mean to the average 21st century person? Was it a lot? A little? How much? How little?
So here's how I do it. It's not foolproof, but it's helpful