This week we will be visiting Acorn House and Melrose to deliver our New Beginnings assembly. We will also be doing a lesson on Parables at Melrose with Year 2. The parables we will look into are The Lost Coin, The Lost Sheep and The Lost Son. We’re really looking forward to this and hope to book in some more lessons with them.
At St Martins, Phil will be delivering the final week of OT Mini to the first Year 6 class. Please pray that this goes well and they enjoy the lesson.
BOLT clubs are on Week 5 and looking at a brand new theme, God Speaks to Us Through The Bible. We talk about how the Bible is a continuing story. Our verse for the week is “Your word is like a lamp for my feet and a light for my way. Psalm 119:105”
Below is the Leaders Challenge, where one of us has to complete this talk in under a minute!
“The Bible is God’s story—a true story of His love for us. It is a story with real people that lived in cities and towns, some of which are still around today. It is a story that began thousands of years ago and carries on into the future.The Bible is the most popular book of all time! 100 million Bibles are printed each year – more than any other book in the world. The full Bible has been translated into 670 languages. The Bible is not just one book but a collection of 66 books – 39 books in the first part of the Bible called the Old Testament and 27 books in the second part of the Bible called the New Testament. It was written over a period of one thousand six hundred years by at least 40 different authors, including kings, rich people, poor people, fishermen, poets, historians, teachers, doctors and farmers. It is 100% the work of human authors and 100% the work of God. Christians believe it is inspired by God. The Bible is not just a book, but Christians believe God speaks to us through the Bible, showing us what He is like and teaching us how we should live.”
In senior schools this week, we start the first of our lessons on the Christian views on Prejudice and Discrimination at La Mare High School. This session explores how Jesus interacted with people and what we can learn from his example. Please pray that we will be able to answer difficult questions that we are asked as this topic is prone to raising hard conversations.Last week we had the first of the three sessions at Ladies College sharing about the Christian views on Creation. It was really well received by the students who engaged well with the activities particularly the one involving play-doh!! The students asked lots of interesting and challenging questions about how Genesis 1 is interpreted by Christians and seemed intrigued by how the order of the biblical account doesn’t differ to much from the order put forward by Science in The Big Bang Theory. We are looking forward to continuing these lessons over the next few weeks.
In our senior lunch clubs we are asking the question ‘Why trust the Bible?’ – With a view to exploring how the Bible even though it was written hundreds of years ago is still interesting and has meaning today. We will also lead our ‘Why is everyone still talking about Jesus?’ assembly at Blanchelande College.
Please pray for the team this week as we deliver all of these exciting things to the students of Guernsey.