Lent Appeal 2015 The Mystery of Lent Learning Objectives: • To explore the true meaning of Lent • To study the Gospels to begin to understand Jesus' experience • To apply the lessons of Lent to our own lives Lent Appeal 2015 Week 1 What is Lent? Learning Objectives: • To explore the important events which take place during Lent • To reflect on the true meaning of these events Lent Appeal 2015 What do you already know about Lent? Write down your ideas on your post-it note! Lent Appeal 2015 Now it's time to make your CCS Lenten wheel! Lent Appeal 2015 Use the CCS wheel to look at just one of the days. Create a learning resource to help you teach someone else about that day. Remember to include: • The name of the day • What we remember/ think about during this day • What we do on this day Lent Appeal 2015 Your time is up! Now you need to use your learning resource to teach your classmates about your day during Lent! Lent Appeal 2015 Lenten Pass the Parcel Pass around the Lenten box/hat. When the music stops, take out one piece of paper and explain the importance of that day during Lent Lent Appeal 2015 Week 2 Why is Lent so important to Christians? Learning Objectives: • To explore the meaning of Lent • To define challenging keywords associated with Lent Lent Appeal 2015 Think- Pair- Share Think of one important day during Lent and try to remember why that day is important Pair up with the person next to you and swap ideas Share with other classmates until you can remember all 7 days! Lent Appeal 2015 LENT FAQ’S Q. When is Lent? Lent Appeal 2015 A. Lent begins 40 days before Easter on Ash Wednesday. We have 6 weeks to prepare for Easter. Lent Appeal 2015 LENT FAQ’S Q. What do Christians do during Lent? Lent Appeal 2015 A. Christians try to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice. Some people stop something they enjoy for Lent (abstinence). For many Lent is about going without food (fasting), usually a favourite food like chocolate Lent Appeal 2015 A. During Lent, Christians also open their hearts to God’s love through prayer. Lent is also a time Christians seek forgiveness for their sins. Lent Appeal 2015 LENT FAQ’S Q. Why does Lent last 40 days? Lent Appeal 2015 A. At the beginning of his public life Jesus spent 40 days in the desert. Lent is a time to reflect on his time of self-discipline and commitment to God Lent Appeal 2015 LENT FAQ’S Q. Why is the colour purple used in masses during Lent? Lent Appeal 2015 A. The liturgical colour for Lent is purple. It is usually used for drapes, vestments and altar frontals during Lent. Purple is used for two reasons: firstly because it is linked with mourning and therefore the pain and suffering of Jesus’ crucifixion, and secondly because purple is a colour linked with royalty, which reminds us of the importance of Jesus. Lent Appeal 2015 LENT FAQ’S How much can you remember? Lent Appeal 2015 The number of weeks the Church gives us to prepare for Easter . . . Lent Appeal 2015 SIX Lent Appeal 2015 The colour used in liturgies (masses) . .. Lent Appeal 2015 PURPLE .. Lent Appeal 2015 Not doing something . . . Lent Appeal 2015 ABSTINENCE Lent Appeal 2015 Giving to the poor . . . Lent Appeal 2015 ALMS GIVING Can you encourage someone to put money in your Lenten Box today? Lent Appeal 2015 Across 2. Lent is the time we prepare for Jesus’__________ 3. The day Lent begins 7. Going without food 9. Lent is a time when we seek ___________ for our sins 10. We open our hearts to God’s love by the Lenten practices of __________ Down 1. The liturgical colour of Lent 4. The day when Christians remember the Last Supper 5. The Church gives us _____ weeks to prepare for Easter 6. To go without something 8. Giving to the poor NSRRCOIREUTE DNAWEHSEYDAS STFANGI ROFNESSIGVE YERRPA URPELP YLTUHYOHRSAD IXS BAENSITCEN GGIAVMSLIN Lent Appeal 2015 So why is Lent so important to Christians? Lent Appeal 2015 Week 3 Why does Lent last 40 days? Learning Objectives: •To relate with Jesus’ experiences in the desert •To identify ways in which we could apply Jesus’ experiences in our own lives Lent Appeal 2015 Can you remember the answers from last lesson? Lent Appeal 2015 The number of weeks the Church gives us to prepare for Easter . . . Lent Appeal 2015 SIX Lent Appeal 2015 The colour used in liturgies (masses) . .. Lent Appeal 2015 PURPLE The colour used in liturgies (masses) . . . Lent Appeal 2015 Giving to the poor . . . Lent Appeal 2015 ALMS GIVING Can you encourage someone to put money in your Lenten Box today? Lent Appeal 2015 Not doing something . . . Lent Appeal 2015 ABSTINENCE Lent Appeal 2015 Imagine . . . You have travelled to Egypt on a school trip. You were in the middle of a tour of the desert when the bus pulled away without you. You and your classmates were left in the middle of the desert. It is now 40 days later. You are still stranded. Lent Appeal 2015 How would you be feeling? If you could pick 5 survival items what would they be? Lent Appeal 2015 Freeze Frame Drama Read through the account of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4. 1-11). Think about the questions next to the passages Lent Appeal 2015 In groups of 3, you are going to act out the 3 temptations. Two of you will re-enact the conversations between Jesus and the Devil, the other person will freeze the drama, enter the scene and explain the answer to the questions for the rest of the class Lent Appeal 2015 Now you have shared your ideas about the questions, write down your answers in the boxes Lent Appeal 2015 THINK What does this story tell us about Jesus? How can this help us in our own lives? Lent Appeal 2015 Week 4 What can we learn from Jesus’ experiences? Learning Objectives: • To reflect on the temptations Jesus faced • To think about how our actions affect others Lent Appeal 2015 Class Discussion How was Jesus tempted by the Devil? What can Jesus’ decisions tell us about his character? Lent Appeal 2015 Every day we make hundreds of decisions- even the decisions that do not seem very important make us the type of person we are You are going to imagine you are in a series of different situations. You need to think about what you would do in each situation and what you would say. Try to be as honest as possible. Lent Appeal 2015 Dilemma 1 You find £50 in the road. There’s no one around. What would you do? What would you say? Lent Appeal 2015 Dilemma 2 A new person joins your class. He is clever and quite shy. In the playground no one offers to play with him and some people in your class start to bully him at break times. What would you do? What would you say? Lent Appeal 2015 Dilemma 3 You are out with your friends. They are daring each other to steal sweets from the local shop. You don’t want to join in, but they are putting pressure on you. What would you do? What would you say? Lent Appeal 2015 Dilemma 4 You have been standing on the bus for 10 minutes because it is so busy. Someone has just got off the bus and you finally get a seat. An elderly lady then gets on the bus. What would you do? What would you say? Lent Appeal 2015 Dilemma 5 You have been standing on the bus for 10 minutes because it is so busy. Someone has just got off the bus and you finally get a seat. An elderly lady then gets on the bus. What would you do? What would you say? Lent Appeal 2015 Dilemma 6 Imagine you are living in poverty. You visit the shops with your mother. You know that she has been struggling to pay the bills to keep your house warm. Sometimes she has to decide between heating the house or food for the family. You really want a bar of chocolate. What would you do? What would you say? Lent Appeal 2015 CCS The final dilemma is one that many children face every day 700,000 children live in poverty within London & Hertfordshire The money you are collecting in your CCS Lenten Box goes towards helping these children and their families deal with these difficult dilemmas Lent Appeal 2015 So what pressures/ temptations could we face today? Lent Appeal 2015 Lent Appeal 2015 Lent Appeal 2015 Lent Appeal 2015 Lent Appeal 2015 Week 5 A journey with Jesus through Lent Learning Objectives: • To study how Jesus prepared for his own Passion, Death, and Resurrection • To analyse and interpret extracts from the Gospels Lent Appeal 2015 Why is Lent an important time of year for Christians? Lent Appeal 2015 Just as we are using Lent to prepare for Easter, Jesus prepared for his own death and resurrection. How did he do this? Lent Appeal 2015 Today we are going to solve this mystery by finding the answers to the following questions: Questions: 1. Did anybody know that Jesus was going to be crucified? 2. Were the disciples surprised at what happened on Good Friday and Easter? 3. Were the disciples prepared in any way for what would happen? 4. How were the disciples prepared for what was ahead of them? What were they told to do? 5. How did Jesus prepare himself for Good Friday and Easter? Lent Appeal 2015 Look around the room. There are 6 different category sheets on the walls. How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for His Death How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for what their duties would be after He was no longer with them on earth How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for His Betrayal How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for His own Resurrection How Jesus Prepared Himself for His own Suffering and Death Other Preparation or information Lent Appeal 2015 Each pair needs to take one clue card out of the box/ hat. In pairs, read out your clue card. Which category should each clue card go into? CLUE CARD 1 Matthew 12.40 “In the same way that Jonah spent three days and nights in the big fish, so will the Son of Man spend three days and nights in the depths of the earth.” Matthew 16.18 CLUE CARD 2 Jesus tells Peter what his responsibility will be after He is killed (Good Friday) and raised from the dead (Easter). “And so I tell you, Peter: you are a rock, and on this rock foundation I will build my church, and not even death will ever be able to overcome it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven; what you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Then Jesus ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. CLUE CARD 3 Matthew 17.22-23 When the disciples all came together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be handed over to people who will kill him; but three days later he will be raised to life.” The disciples became very sad. CLUE CARD 4 Matthew 18.18-20 Jesus gives instructions to the Disciples “And so I tell all of you: what you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven. And I tell you more: whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.” CLUE CARD 5 Matthew 20. 25-28 Jesus explains how the disciples should live their lives as servants So Jesus called them all together (the disciples) and said, “You know that the rulers of the heathen have power over them, and the leaders have complete authority. This, however, is not the way it shall be among you. If one of you wants to be great, he must be the servant of the rest; and if one of you wants to be the first, he must be your slave- like the Son of Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.” CLUE CARD 6 Matthew 26. 1-2 Jesus tells the disciples exactly when he will be killed When Jesus had finished teaching all these things, he said to his disciples, “In two days, as you know, it will be the Passover Festival, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” CLUE CARD 7 Matthew 26. 6-13 Jesus explains that this is preparation for His burial Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, a man who had suffered from a dreaded skin disease. While Jesus was eating, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar filled with an expensive perfume which she poured on his head. The disciples saw this and became angry. “Why all this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold for a large amount and the money given to the poor!” Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? It is a fine and beautiful thing she has done for me. What she did was to pour this perfume on my body to get me ready for burial. Now, I assure you that wherever this gospel is preached all over the world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” CLUE CARD 8 Matthew 26. 17-18 Jesus plans a last get-together with all of the disciples to share last minute information and instructions while respecting the Jewish tradition of Passover. On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked him, “Where do you want us to get the Passover meal ready for you?” “Go to a certain man in the city, “he said to them, “and tell him: ‘The Teacher says, My hour has come; my disciples and I will celebrate the Passover at your house.’” CLUE CARD 9 Matthew 26. 20-23 When it was evening, Jesus and the twelve disciples sat down to eat. During the meal Jesus said, “I tell you one of you will betray me.” The disciples were very upset and began to ask him, one after the other, “Surely, Lord, you don’t mean me?” Jesus answered, “One who dips his bread in the dish with me will betray me.” Matthew 26. 26-31 CLUE CARD 10 While they were eating, Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. "Take and eat it,” he said; “this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks to God, and gave it to them. "Drink it, all of you,” he said; “this is my blood, which seals God’s covenant, my blood poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink this wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in my Father's kingdom.” Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives. Then Jesus said to them, "This very night all of you will run away and leave me, for the scripture says, ‘God will kill the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’” CLUE CARD 11 Matthew 26. 32 Jesus prepares his disciples “But after I am raised to life, I will go to Galilee ahead of you.” Matthew 26. 36-42 Jesus prays to God CLUE CARD 12 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Grief and anguish came over him, and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushed me. Stay here and keep watch with me.” He went a little farther on, threw himself face downwards on the ground, and Prayed, “My father, if it is possible, take this cup of suffering from me! Yet not what I want, but what you want.” Then he returned to the three disciples and found them asleep; and he said to Peter, “How is it that you three were not able to keep watch with me even for one hour? Keep watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Once more Jesus went away and prayed, “My father, if this cup of suffering cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.” CLUE CARD 13 Matthew 26. 51-54 Jesus tells Peter not to fight against his arrest One of those who were with Jesus drew his sword and struck at the High Priest’s slave, cutting off his ear. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him. “All who take the sword will die by the sword. Don’t you know that I could call on my Father for help, and at once he would send me more than twelve armies of angels? But in that case, how could the Scriptures come true which say that this must happen?” CLUE CARD 14 John 10.11 Jesus tells us who He is, and that we are his sheep "I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for his sheep.” John 16.16-20 CLUE CARD 15 Jesus prepares his Disciples “In a little while you will not see me any more, and then a little while later you will see me.” Some of his disciples asked among themselves, “What does this mean? He tells us that in a little while we will not see him, and then a little while later we will see him; and he also says, ‘It is because I am going to the Father.’ What does this ‘a little while’ mean? We don’t know what he is talking about!” Jesus knew that they wanted to question him, so he said to them, “I said, ‘In a little while you will not see me, and then a little while later you will see me.’ Is this what you are asking about among yourselves? I am telling you the truth: you will cry and weep, but the world will be glad; you will be sad, but your sadness will turn into gladness.” CLUE CARD 16 Matthew 28.17-20 During His resurrection Jesus prepares the Disciples When they saw him, they worshiped him, even though some of them doubted. Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” Lent Appeal 2015 Now try and answer the questions in your workbook Questions: 1. Did anybody know that Jesus was going to be crucified? 2. Were the disciples surprised at what happened on Good Friday and Easter? 3. Were the disciples prepared in any way for what would happen? 4. How were the disciples prepared for what was ahead of them? What were they told to do? 5. How did Jesus prepare himself for Good Friday and Easter? Lent Appeal 2015 Week 6 How can we apply the lessons of Lent to the world today? Learning Objectives: • To consider what online activities are safe or unsafe • To reflect on the moral dilemmas and temptations we face online • To use Jesus’ teachings to help us reflect on our own actions online Lent Appeal 2015 The internet can be fun and a great way to communicate with people from around the world Lent Appeal 2015 LOGO QUIZ! How many of these social media sites can you name? Lent Appeal 2015 LOGO QUIZ! How many of these social media sites can you name? Facebook Twitter Secret 13+ Whisper 13+ Yik Yak Instagram 13+ 17+ 12+ 17+ WhatsApp 16+ Snapchat 13+ Lent Appeal 2015 Safe or Unsafe? Try and put yourself in the following situationsdo you think you would be safe or unsafe? Why? Lent Appeal 2015 Safe or Unsafe? Blocking people you do not know online Lent Appeal 2015 Safe or Unsafe? Using a nickname instead of your real name online Lent Appeal 2015 Safe or Unsafe? Taking a photo of yourself outside your house/ flat and posting it online Lent Appeal 2015 Safe or Unsafe? Taking photos of things you like and sharing them with your friends Lent Appeal 2015 Safe or Unsafe? Privately emailing a friend in Australia Lent Appeal 2015 3 BASIC RULES TO FOLLOW 1 2 3 Never use your real name or upload photos of people online if it is publicly available Never add your location Never talk to a follower or friend who you do not actually know Lent Appeal 2015 Sometimes no matter how careful you are, the actions of others can make you feel unsafe online Cyberbullying Posting inappropriate images Lent Appeal 2015 Amy’s Story Read Amy's story. As you are reading try and think about: 1. What could happen to Chloe? 2. What could happen to Amy? 3. What should Amy do now? (Try and reflect on Jesus’ teachings- what would he suggest?) Lent Appeal 2015 Amy’s Story It all started about 2 months ago. Chloe and I had been best friends since we started Primary School. We used to stay around each other’s houses, walk to school together every day and go into town. We were inseparable. Then we moved into Year 6 and things started to change. Lent Appeal 2015 Amy’s Story It all started about 2 months ago. Chloe and I had been best friends since we started Primary School. We used to stay around each other’s houses, walk to school together every day and go into town. We were inseparable. Then we moved into Year 6 and things started to change. Lent Appeal 2015 Amy’s Story At first we were just talking to each other about all of the things that annoyed us about Chloe. Then Beth uploaded an embarrassing photo of Chloe standing outside her house. Jess decided to make the photo more embarrassing by photo -shopping the image. Suddenly they expected me to do something. I felt like I had to prove myself or they would cut me out of their group too. I shared the photo online. After just 2 days, everybody had seen it in school. Nobody has seen Chloe since the photo was shared. What can I do? Lent Appeal 2015 Amy’s Story Now write an email response to Amy. Try and answer the following questions in your email: 1. What could happen to Chloe? 2. What could happen to Amy? 3. What should Amy do now? (Try and reflect on Jesus’ teachings- what would he suggest?) Lent Appeal 2015 The CCS works within schools to help young people like Amy and Chloe We provide a School Counselling Service in over 60 schools across the Diocese, helping children and young people deal with a range of difficulties, perhaps as a result of loss, bullying or family breakdown As well as counselling services we also offer play, drama and art therapy The aim is to support children and young people so that they have the strength to deal with the challenges they face Lent Appeal 2015 CCS Lenten Box Thank you for all of your fundraising work so far! Keep going over Easter!