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w/c 11 March 2019
In last week’s assembly, children considered how acting, praying and giving could help grow the garden of their hearts during Lent. This week children will be reminded that we are not perfect but works in progress. Despite our preparations we will still be tempted away from God’s path for us, just like Jesus was. Through a drama about a birthday cake that two siblings are tempted to eat ahead of time, children will learn to recognise and resist temptation through staying close to Jesus.
‘Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit through the wilderness, being tempted there by the devil for forty days.’ Luke 4:1-13
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will understand that:
• Temptation is the desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise.
• Being tempted is not itself a sin, but we must learn to resist temptation.
• God’s Holy Spirit helps us to recognise and resist temptation.
Children will engage with:
• The drama and answer differentiated questions.
• Singing the Lent song as a prayer to draw closer to Jesus.
• PowerPoint Presentation
• Appendix 1 – ‘The Birthday Cake’ – Script for pupil performance, in two parts
• Appendix 2 – Gospel Reading
• Print copies of Appendix 1 and prepare two children to perform it. You may also like to ask a child to read the Gospel in Appendix 2.
• Have a chair nearby to use in the drama.
• Traditional: "Be Not Afraid" by Bob Dufford, SJ
• Contemporary: "Lord I Need You" by Matt Maher