As we approach Advent, we are starting our new topic ‘Expectations’
To know the prophets expectations of the Messiah
Advent is a time when we appreciate the love in our lives and prepare to celebrate love becoming a reality in the person of Jesus. Christians at Christmas celebrate the gift of Jesus, given by God as a sign and expression of God’s love. Giving and receiving reflects the truth that all life is given by God and life is given meaning through the gift of Jesus. (This is the introduction on the website).
Read the following texts:
Reveal 2 – Gods Story 3 – Pg 61
Reveal 2 – Gods Story 3 – Pg 65
Reveal 2 – Isaiah 62_11-12
Consider these key questions:
God’s Story 3 page 61 Isaiah 35: 9-10
- Q How do the words of the prophet make you feel?
- Q What does the prophet say that people will be expected to feel, say and do?
- Q What advice are we given by the prophet?
- Q In what ways do you think we could ‘live out’ the words of the prophet in our own lives?
God’s Story 3 page 65 Isaiah 62: 11-12
- Q What does the prophet say that we will be called?
- Q The prophet refers to us as being ‘The City’. What do you think this means?
- Q What expectations do you think are involved in being part of the ‘People of God’?
Read from Isaiah 62: 11-12
Produce a simple guide for a younger child which outlines the expectations of the Messiah and how these can be lived out. In your guide, refer to and give examples of Scripture.
Read the passage here:
Advice from Matthew 6 – 18-11-20
Write an article for Mrs McEvoy to use in an assembly. Describe how members of our school community might live a poor and simple life, like Jesus; make reference to the reading. Identify what things you would have to change in your life and what impact this would have on you and on others. Make links between your feelings, beliefs, ideas and experiences.