cO nnect Upper Primary A1
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›› Lesson 8
Seeking the lost DID YOU K
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1Jesus was going through Jericho, 2where a man named Zacchaeus lived. He was in charge of collecting taxes and was very rich. 3-4Jesus was heading his way, and Zacchaeus wanted to see what he was like. But Zacchaeus was a short man and could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree. 5When Jesus got there, he looked up and said, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry down! I want to stay with you today.’ 6Zacchaeus hurried down and gladly welcomed Jesus.
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Jesus said to Zacchaeus, ‘Today you and your family have been saved, because you are a true son of Abraham. 10The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.’ Luke 19:1–10 (CEV) 9
Later that day Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, ‘I will give half of my property to the poor. And I will now pay back four times as much to everyone I have ever cheated.’ 8
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7 Everyone who saw this started grumbling, ‘This man Zacchaeus is a sinner! And Jesus is going home to eat with him.’
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›› Lesson 10
F O O LivingPR
Write in the two place names on the signpost.
Draw or write what the travellers were thinking and talking about.
Stay __ __ __ __ __ __
When the other man joined them on the road, what two parts of the Scriptures did he refer to when explaining all that happened to Jesus? Write in what they said to the man.
Complete the captions for each of the following boxes. ‘When Jesus broke the bread they k__ __ __ w__ __ h__ w__ __.’
‘they returned to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __’ Jesus showed them his hands and his feet and then he helped them understand the Scriptures. ‘The M __ __ __ __ __ __ must s __ __ __ __ __ then ... r __ __ __ from d __ __ __ __. ... all people must be told in my n __ __ __ to turn to God, and be
‘We met J __ __ __ __ and he explained
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the S __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to us.’
›› Lesson 15
Sir, what are we going to do?
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Unjumble 2 Kings 6:16 to see why Elisha was so confident.
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side our on.’
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answered. ' '
means ‘____ ______’
Home town: was in the Jordan Valley Date:
c 850 BC
en until the end I will be with you always, ev V) of the world. Matthew 28:20 (CE rds help me to ... In difficult times, Jesus’ wo
Occupation: farmer, before training with Elijah to be God’s _________. He worked numerous miracles to help people. He trusted God’s power to ______ and showed God’s mercy to ___ _______.
›› Lesson 18 :
od helps’ Name: means ‘G salem Home town: Jeru BC Date: c 640–609 __ of Judah Occupation: : ____ lem _______ in Jerusa __ e th d ire pa re He from worship of _____ and removed the back ed God’s people the land. He turn s _____. to following God’
What does it mean to tr uly be one of G od’s people? C
Complete the crossword using the clues.
ACROSS 2. The festival Josiah celebrated with the people of Judah. 4. Josiah ruled as _ _ _ _ for 31 years. 5. How old was Josiah when he became king? 8. The city where King Josiah lived. 9. Josiah was King of _ _ _ _ _. 11. The scrolls that were found contained God’s _ _ _. 12. Josiah _ _ _ _ aloud the Book of God’s Law. 13. The place where the scrolls were found. 14. The young king who loved God.
DOWN 1. Josiah organised for the temple to be _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. 3. Josiah always _ _ _ _ _ _ the Lord. 6. Josiah asked the people to promise to follow the Lord’s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . 7. The name of the priest who found the scrolls. 10. The prophetess who promised God’s peace during Josiah’s reign.
Published on Jan 31, 2014