Lesson Objective: I can understand whether it is difficult to show friendship.
I would like you to think about the lesson objective and what the words highlighted in bold mean?
Difficult means ______________________________________________
Friendship is ___________________________________________
Difficult means finding something tricky. It is not an easy task/thing to do.
Friendship means different things to different people. Friendship is defined in the dictionary as a relationship between people built on trust and support.
Warm up: Can you create a mindmap about what friendship means to you?
Christians believe that Jesus is a good friend to them, but how did Jesus show this friendship and was it always easy?
Let’s now listen to these Bible stories about friendship. After each story I would like you to think about the following question: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship? Why? Why not?
- Story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-9): Jesus showing friendship to someone who was isolated and unpopular.
- Stilling the Storm (Luke 8: 22-25) Jesus taking care of His friends during a dangerous time.
- Mary, Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10: 38-41) Jesus spending time with His friends at their home. (up to 2:20)
Christians believe Jesus taught them they must always try to show friendship even when it is difficult, as that is what God wants them to do.
Main task: I would like you to write a sentence with your own thoughts on the following question:
When might Christians today find it difficult to show friendship and how would they ask God to help them?
I look forward to hearing your ideas.