I hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend in the sunshine and celebrated VE Day!
Here are this week’s lessons…
Complete White Rose Maths week 3. This week’s lessons are ones that we have already covered in class, so it should be like revision!
Space Lesson 3 – see the blog post!
Come and See
Paul was originally called Saul. He was a Jew who came from Tarsus. In the Acts of the Apostles Paul explains what happened to him and how he was converted.
As I was travelling and coming near Damascus, about midday a bright light from the sky flashed suddenly round me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul! Why do you persecute me?”
“Who are you, Lord?” I asked. “I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute,” he said to me. The men with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me. I asked, “What shall I do, Lord?” and the Lord said to me, “Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told everything that God has determined for you to do” I was blind because of the bright light, and so my companions took me by the hand and led me into Damascus.
In that city was a man named Ananias, a religious man who obeyed our Law and was highly respected by all the Jews living there. He came to me, stood by me, and said, “Brother Saul, see again!” At that very moment I saw again and looked at him. He said, “The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see his righteous Servant, and to hear him speaking with his own voice. For you will be a witness for him to tell everyone what you have seen and heard. And now, why wait any longer? Get up and be baptised and have your sins washed away by praying to him.”
Based on Acts 22: 6-16
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- What do you think about Saul’s story? Does anything surprise you?
- How do you think Saul felt when Jesus asked him ‘why do you persecute me’?
- Why did Ananias ask Saul to become baptised?
- How was Saul transformed by the Holy Spirit?
SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
- Imagine you were Saul. Write a letter to a friend describing what has happened to you and give reasons to show how this experience has changed your life.
- Using a painting such as Fra Angelico’s ‘The conversion of Saul’. Discuss how the artist has shown the transformation that has taken place and the effect that it had on Saul. Make links between the two and record your reasons on a grid or similar. Note that most pictures depict a horse, which is not recorded in scripture.
|In the scripture it says…||On the picture it shows…||I think this because…|
- With a partner reflect on and discuss what you think the Come, Holy Spirit prayer means for Christians in their daily lives. Re-write or annotate each line in your own words showing you understand what it means.
- Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
- And kindle in them the fire of your love.
- Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
- And you will renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray
God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of your faithful, grant that by that same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in your consolation,
Through Christ our Lord.