This week we are looking at the word Example. Sometimes it can be hard to set an example for others, especially if doing the right thing isn’t the easiest thing to do, but in doing so we follow in Christ’s footsteps.

Choose from the tabs below something to do, or mix and match if you want to! There are enough things to do one for every day if you so wish.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Kid President is an absolutely brilliant example for us all. He tries to make the world a better place every day, but even better he realises that he’s not the only one. Watch this video and try and realise how you can be an example and a hero to others this week.

Guvna B is a Christian singer/rapper. He grew up on a council estate around some bad people, and this video talks about how he realised what Christianity truly means, and the people who set the example for him. It’s well worth a watch!

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John (Glory to you, O Lord.)

Jesus and his disciples were at supper. The Devil had already put into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, the thought of betraying Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had given him complete power; he knew that he had come from God and was going to God. So he rose from the table, took off his outer garment, and tied a towel around his waist. Then he poured some water into a washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Are you going to wash my feet, Lord?”

Jesus answered him, “You do not understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later.”

Peter declared, “Never at any time will you wash my feet!”

“If I do not wash your feet,” Jesus answered, “you will no longer be my disciple.”

Simon Peter answered, “Lord, do not wash only my feet, then! Wash my hands and head, too!”

Jesus said, “Those who have taken a bath are completely clean and do not have to wash themselves, except for their feet. All of you are clean—all except one.” (Jesus already knew who was going to betray him; that is why he said, “All of you, except one, are clean.”)

After Jesus had washed their feet, he put his outer garment back on and returned to his place at the table. “Do you understand what I have just done to you?” he asked. “You call me Teacher and Lord, and it is right that you do so, because that is what I am. I, your Lord and Teacher, have just washed your feet. You, then, should wash one another’s feet. I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you.

The Gospel of the Lord (Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ)

At the Last Supper Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. At first, Peter refuses to let Jesus wash his feet. This is because he cannot understand that Jesus is setting an example for them. Jesus is showing them how they should behave to others, but Peter doesn’t believe that Jesus should be washing their feet as this is something that servants would have done at the time.

In the scripture, Jesus is showing us that we are never too important to set an example and to serve others. There are many times throughout the scriptures that Jesus does things that are outside of the normal, or things that others would look down upon. We have to not be afraid to set that example like Christ, even if it means standing up and standing out.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Staying with the Guvna B theme from the Video section, our first song for you this week is a song called Free that Guvna B sings. It’s all about being free to make the right choices and to set the example for others. It’s a bit different to other Christian music that you may have heard, but it shows that you can be a Christian no matter where you’re from or what you like!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

It can sometimes be hard to set an example, especially if your peers are encouraging you to do something you know is wrong. Think about some celebrities you really like, do they always set a good example?
Write a list of 5 ways you are going to set an example to others when you return back to school. This could be within your faith, your school work, your attitude etc
Keep is somewhere safe and see if you can keep to it. It may not always be easy but we have Jesus as our guide.
Verse of the Day - 1 Timothy 4:12 KJV - Highland Park Baptist ...
We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Take a moment to be still, maybe put some music on you like that really calms you down and relaxes you.

Read this reflection slowly, either out loud or in your head:

Imagine if Jesus came to you in poverty, hunger and cold and He asked you to care for Him.  This experience might scare you and cause you to question if this person really was Jesus.

But it is Jesus.

Jesus comes to us every day in the person who is in need.

It may be that we encounter someone who is homeless, hungry and in need of clothing.  If this is the case then this is Jesus.

But there are many people that we encounter every day who have a different form of hunger and thirst.  Many are starving for love, understanding, compassion and attention.

 

Take a moment to think about anyone that you know who is hungry for any of these things.

Jesus is the perfect example of how to treat everyone equally and with love and forgiveness.

Once you have chosen someone, think about what you could do to help them, a smile, a text, a letter. Set an example for others about how to treat our brothers and sisters.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

This week’s Learn A Song video is Issie teaching us the song You’re Beautiful by Phil Wickham. It’s all about how beautiful and incredible an example Christ is to us.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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