Subscription resource - Primary Schools
w/c 15 October 2018
In the Gospel story of the rich young man, Jesus tells us how difficult it is to enter the Kingdom of Heaven when we have many possessions. In this assembly, we tell the story of ‘Grandad’s Treasure’ and encourage the pupils to think about what is, and what is not, truly valuable in their lives. We remind ourselves of Jesus’ reassuring message that nothing is impossible for God.
“For men”, he said, “it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.”
Key Point/Learning Objective:
To understand that if our possessions stand in the way of loving God or loving others, it is better for us to let them go.
The children will be able to answer questions about the value of possessions and of relationships.
- Appendix 1 – ‘Grandad’s Treasure’ script
- Appendix 2 – Abridged Gospel
Identify two pupils (good readers) to read the roles of Alex and Grandad in ‘Grandad’s Treasure’, Appendix 1.
- Traditional: "All that I Am" by Sebastian Temple
- Contemporary: "Simple Living" by Kristyn and Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Marie Christine Ginty