In R.E. this half term, we are continuing our learning about Christianity. Our new key question is ‘What would Jesus do?’. In this unit, we will be thinking about the teachings of Jesus and how they are applied today.
If we were in school we would begin by completing a hot task. On a piece of paper, write down (or draw) your initial thoughts to the key question. Can you think of any teachings of Jesus that we still live by today? Think about Bible stories you may have heard in assembly or other R.E. units that we have completed.
Look at the 10 quotes from Jesus. For each quote I want you to answer 3 things. First: what does it mean? Second: why is it challenging? Third: what would change if everyone followed this teaching?
We are now going to think about what Jesus’ mission was. Read the quote below from Luke 4: 18-19. This is Jesus’ mission statement, what he aimed to do on earth.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
What 5 things did Jesus aim to do?
Can you think of any other mission statements? Think about characters in films such as Buzz Lightyear. How many can you identify?
What would your mission statement be? Write your own that explains what you want to achieve in life. Share your ideas on the blog.