Subscription resource - Primary Schools
Written in Heaven
w/c 08 July 2019
When Jesus sent out the seventy-two disciples, they were amazed at what they could do in the power of Jesus’ name. But Jesus reminded them not to rejoice because of what they could do, but because God called them His children. Through the stories of bible smuggler Brother Andrew, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the story of Saint Genevieve, children will learn that sharing in the mission of Jesus can be both difficult and rewarding. They will be inspired to know that with Jesus they too can do incredible things, and whilst they may find reward on earth, their real reward waits for them in heaven.
“Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
Key Point / Learning Objective:
- Hear three real-life stories about peacemakers and activists throughout history.
- Know that God calls them His children.
- Be inspired to do incredible things in the name of Jesus.
- Engage with and answer questions about the three stories.
- Engage with a time of personal reflection.
- PowerPoint Presentation.
- Appendix 1 – Gospel Reading.
- Appendix 2 – Three Stories about Incredible Things.
- You might like to ask three different teachers or older children to read the scripts for the three stories in Appendix 2, to vary the voice that is speaking.
- If you wish, prepare a child to read the final prayer.
- Traditional: I The Lord of Sea and Sky by Daniel Schutte SJ
- Contemporary: Yes and Amen by Housefires