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THINK FAITH

UNIT 2

LUKE (1) An unexpected Saviour

STAGE 5A

Years 9 and 10


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CONTENTS UNIT GUIDE

Luke 1: An unexpected Saviour .............................................................................................................. 4 Overview of lessons ................................................................................................................................... 7 Teacher Planning Sheet ............................................................................................................................ 9 SRE Teacher Unit Evaluation Form ....................................................................................................10

LAUNCH LESSON

Songs promising Jesus’ mission ........................................................................................................11 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................17

STILLA 1

Jesus’ mission occurred in history .....................................................................................................24 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................30

STILLA 2

Jesus’ program for his mission ..........................................................................................................38 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................43

STILLA 3

The great reversal .....................................................................................................................................53 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................57

STILLA 4

Jesus’ mission.............................................................................................................................................83 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................89

STILLA 5

Jesus’ mission explained...................................................................................................................... 106 Teaching resources ............................................................................................................................... 112

STILLA 6

Jesus’ mission completed .................................................................................................................. 121 Teaching resources ............................................................................................................................... 125

LANDING LESSON

Jesus’ mission continued .................................................................................................................... 128 Teaching resources ............................................................................................................................... 132

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UNIT GUIDE LUKE (1)

An unexpected Saviour What would you expect the saviour of the world to be like? What would you expect them to do? The modern-day saviour would fix all the problems of the world— like disease, war, poverty and injustice— but never offend anyone. They would be strong, but not too strong. As a nation we like to believe that a better future is ahead of us, yet possible saviours and real solutions are surprisingly absent.

Prophet after prophet spoke of the coming saviour who would crush evil, release Israel from slavery, rule the world and bless God’s people (Isaiah 9:6–7; Jeremiah 23:5). Israel waited and waited and waited until …. Jesus, a Jewish man from Nazareth arrived and claimed that the kingdom of God had arrived in him. Really? This guy? Onlookers called him a fool, deluded, amusing, a liar, a heretic, and even a criminal. He had the wrong parents, the wrong career, and the wrong solutions to be the real saviour and Messiah. Yet a small group of followers listened and believed that Jesus was the promised Saviour and Messiah. They grew into a worldwide community of believers called Christians who have proclaimed that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world for almost 2000 years.

In the first century, Israel, God’s chosen people, eagerly awaited a saviour from God. This expectation was more than a superhero fantasy. They believed God would send a real-life saviour into history. This saviour, whom they also knew of as the Messiah, would restore God’s people to their rightful place in God’s world. The Roman Empire would be kicked out. God’s temple would be the epicentre of the world. Justice, righteousness, and a variety of blessings would be enjoyed by God’s precious people. God’s saviour and Messiah would install the kingdom of God.

The Gospel of Luke explores this claim. Luke does it by looking closely at the historical life of Jesus. Luke records Jesus’ claims and the conversations he had with many different people. Luke also records the interesting and strange things that Jesus did. Luke’s conclusion (Spoiler alert!): we can be sure that Jesus is the promised Saviour of God. Jesus is the unexpected Saviour.

First-century Israelites did not make this up. The coming Messiah was central to their history. God promised King David in 1000 BC that an everlasting King would one day rule over God’s people forever (2 Samuel 7).

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LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE UNIT

ACQUISITION Students will learn that:

• Jesus’ mission was promised by Scripture

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

• Jesus turned the world upside down by coming to the weak and the powerless

Students will consider the following questions:

• What was Jesus trying to achieve through

• God’s plan in Jesus is more than a story and

his mission on earth?

actually works out in human history

• Do Jesus’ mission and ministry have any

• the turning point in Jesus’ ministry was

relevance today?

when Peter acknowledged Jesus to be the Messiah

• Why do the Gospels focus so much on Jesus’ dying?

• Jesus’ mission was achieved on the cross

• How does Luke see Jesus as special?

• Jesus’ mission continued in the ministry of his disciples.

UNDERSTANDING

SKILLS

Students will:

Students will be able to:

• be able to explain how Jesus’ life and mission links into the Old Testament

• connect the stories of the Old Testament

narrative

with the metanarrative of the Bible

• be able to empathise with characters in the

• analyse and explain the ways in which

text who are helpless but whom Jesus helps

particular texts relate to their cultural experiences and the culture of others

• be able to reflect on Jesus’ looking out for the ‘little person’, and his

• analyse and describe the ways texts sustain

indiscriminate grace

or challenge established cultural attitudes and values.

• be able to interpret the meaning of Jesus’ death through the lens of the Passover

RELATING TO GOD

• be able to critique alternative views of the

Students will understand that:

kingdom of God that are unconnected to

• Christians trust in what Jesus has done for

Jesus’ death on the cross

them and recognise him as their Messiah

• be able to reflect on the fact that Jesus’

and King

mission continues now in the preaching of

• Christians are thankful for what Jesus

the gospel.

has done

KEY TERMS

• Christians believe that God reveals himself to us through his word.

• Prophecy • Messiah • Christ • Passover • Son of Man • Fulfilment

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RELATING TO OTHERS Students will understand that: • Christians show grace and love to others because of God’s action towards them • Christians understand the importance of forgiveness and repentance in their relationships with God and others • Christians understand that God does not play favourites.

RELATING TO THE WORLD Students will understand that: • Christians look at the world through their Christian world view • Christians understand they need to testify to a world that has rebelled against God • Christians understand that they may need to suffer for the profession of their faith in the world.

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OVERVIEW OF LESSONS LAUNCH LESSON: SONGS PROMISING JESUS’ MISSION

STILLA 1: JESUS’ MISSION OCCURRED IN HISTORY

Key Bible text:

Key Bible text:

• Luke 1–2

• Luke 2:1–7, 21–35, 41–52; 3:1–3

Big idea:

Big idea:

Jesus is the promised Saviour.

Jesus is a real person whose historical story reveals his identity and his mission.

Overview

Overview

Luke’s Gospel opens with great celebration. After centuries of waiting, God was about to fulfil his long-

Jesus is real person. He is not a heroic figure in

term promises about the Messiah in the person of

a mythical story. He was born into a moment of

Jesus. Luke records three songs that capture God’s

history, lived on earth and engaged with real people.

people responding to this moment. In Jesus, God

The historical records of his life are recorded in the

would fulfil his promises made in the Old Testament;

Gospels, of which Luke is one. The Gospels clearly

he would redeem people and save people from their

reveal Jesus’ identity and his mission on earth as

enemies. Jesus would enable God’s people to serve

God’s promised Messiah.

him without fear. God would turn the world upside

Sensitivity triggers: Discussion of personal histories

down by sending Jesus.

may be distressing. If this is the case, encourage

Sensitivity triggers: Students create and perform a

students to create a personal history of an

song, which some students may find stressful.

imaginary person.

STILLA 2: JESUS’ PROGRAM FOR HIS MISSION

STILLA 3: THE GREAT REVERSAL

Key Bible text:

Key Bible text:

• Luke 4:14–21

• Luke 5–8

Big idea:

Big idea:

Jesus proclaimed good news to the world.

Jesus is an unexpected King.

Overview

Overview

Jesus understood that he was the Spirit-anointed

Jesus’ words and works were constantly startling.

servant as prophesied in Isaiah 42. His primary

He was not what people expected in a Messiah or

mission was to proclaim God’s good news to our

leader. Jesus did not chase popularity, power or

broken world. He wanted people to listen and

influence. Jesus lived a radically countercultural life.

understand what God was doing. His message was

His teaching was constantly unexpected. He called

one of great power and hope, as evidenced by works

fishermen to be his disciples, he touched the leper,

of miracles (Luke 4:31–44). However few recognised

healed on the Sabbath, ate with tax collectors, loved

Jesus as the Spirit-anointed servant he claimed to be

his enemies, and allowed a sinful woman to touch

(4:22–30).

him. Jesus turned what was normal upside down. He shows us what God thinks is important. This

Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

was very challenging to those watching him, and challenges us today. Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

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STILLA 4: JESUS’ MISSION

STILLA 5: JESUS’ MISSION EXPLAINED

Key Bible text:

Key Bible text:

• Luke 9:18–27

• Luke 22:7–23

Big idea:

Big idea:

Jesus’ mission was to die and rise again.

Jesus’ mission was to save people from their sin.

Overview

Overview

Jesus' mission culminates in Jerusalem (Luke 9:31,

Jesus explained why his mission was to die and

53). His mission as God’s promised Messiah was

rise again. His death was the ultimate Passover

to die on a cross as a criminal. He would then be

for humanity. He gave his body and blood to save

raised from the dead. He was the Suffering Servant

people. The judgement of God passed over people

(prophesied in Isaiah 53) who came to take away the

and onto him. Jesus was more than a heroic martyr

sins of the world. This is completely different to what

or crazy lunatic. He was a sacrificial Saviour. But this

the disciples expected of God’s Messiah.

was not easy for Jesus. His saving death was painful and hard. Yet it was the will of God and Jesus obeyed

Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

willingly. Jesus’ saving death has turned religion upside down. Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

STILLA 6: JESUS’ MISSION

COMPLETED

LANDING LESSON: JESUS’ MISSION CONTINUED

Key Bible text:

Key Bible text:

• Luke 23:26–49

• Luke 24:36–49

Big idea:

Big idea:

Jesus chose to save people instead of himself.

Jesus’ mission continues in his Spirit-filled followers.

Overview

Overview

Jesus willingly laid down his life for people. There were many moments when he could have walked

Jesus was not a dead hero. He rose from the dead

away. Yet he chose to die and take the condemnation

and was seen by many people. Jesus’ life, death

he did not deserve. Most did not understand what

and resurrection were the fulfilment of God’s plan

Jesus was doing. One criminal saw clearly and

to save people from their sin. He empowered the

he called to Jesus to save him. Jesus’ mission was

apostles and still empowers all Christians with the

complete. Salvation is now available to sinners.

Holy Spirit to continue God’s mission by proclaiming God’s good news of salvation in Jesus to the world.

Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

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LAUNCH LESSON

SONGS PROMISING JESUS’ MISSION

Luke 1–2 Jesus is the promised Saviour. AT A GLANCE Connecting

Exploring

Forming

Word find

Songs of celebration

The Alphabet

Frayer diagram

Songs of response

Answering key questions

Our song

Ticket to Leave Prayer

CONNECTING ENGAGING

10 mins

Worksheet L:1

Teacher’s note: The purpose of this word find is to focus students’ attention and introduce key vocabulary that will be drawn upon and built on throughout the unit. You may also like to allocate time for welcoming students back from holidays and discussing your expectations for the term.

Word find Ask students to find the following words in the word find: • Salvation

• Fulfilment

• King

• Promise

• Messiah

• Son of Man

• Saviour

• Christ

• Prophecies

• David

ENGAGING

10 mins

Worksheet L:2

Teacher’s note: A Frayer diagram is an activity with two purposes. Firstly, it allows students to draw together what they already know about a particular topic. Secondly, it allows teachers to identify areas of prior knowledge that their students possess. This information can be used to shape future teaching. Students may complete this process as a whole class, individually, in pairs, or in small groups. Frayer diagrams involve four boxes. One is labelled Examples, one Non-examples, one Characteristics, and one Definition. In this lesson, students will explore the idea of ‘being saved by someone else’ through these boxes.

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The following is an example of a Frayer Diagram for a polygon.

EXAMPLES

NON-EXAMPLES

Rectangle

Circle

Triangle

Cone

Pentagon

Arrow

Trapezoid

Cube

Hexagon

Letter A

CHARACTERISTICS

DEFINITION

Closed

A simple, closed, plane figure

Simple

made up of three or more

Plane figure

line segments.

You may like to work through an example before students complete this activity to model what a Frayer diagram is.

Frayer diagram Box 1—Students write down as many examples as they can of situations where someone is being saved by someone else. Box 2—Students write down as many non-examples as they can of ‘being saved by someone else’. For example, they might write that building a canoe so that you can escape from a deserted island is a non-example of being saved by someone else. Box 3—Students write down the characteristics of being saved by someone else, identifying the shared qualities of each example that they have written in Box 1. Box 4—Students attempt to write a definition of being saved by someone else, drawing from the ideas that they have created. At the end of the activity, students can share their ideas with the class.

EXPLORING INSTRUCTING

5 mins

Explain to the class the state of the Jewish nation at the time. Israel was: • waiting for God to fulfil the promise made to Abraham many generations earlier to make them a great nation • waiting for God to place a mighty king on the throne, as promised to David, the greatest King of Israel. However, at this point in time, these promises seemed very distant. The Jewish people were under the control of the Romans. They had no king of their own and they did not seem like a great nation.

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LAUNCH LESSON

NOTES


ENGAGING

5–8 mins

Teacher’s note: You will need to provide lined paper for this activity. This activity introduces the idea that songs have a purpose.

Songs of celebration 1.

Give students one minute to write down all the songs they can think of that celebrate something.

2.

Ask a student to read out their list of songs, and have students circle any songs mentioned that are also on the list they have made. Ask the class if anyone has songs on their list that haven’t already been read out. Ask them to read out the extra songs, with students again circling songs on their list that are read out. Continue until all the songs that the students have listed have been read out. When all songs have been read out, the student with the most songs that noone else thought of wins.

3.

Ask students for suggestions of other purposes songs might have besides celebration (for example, songs before a sporting match, national anthems).

LINK STATEMENT There are many songs in the Bible, and we will be looking at three of these in Luke’s Gospel.

INVESTIGATING

10–15 mins

Worksheet L:3

Teacher’s note: In the segment, students are divided into three groups. Each group looks at a different song of response to the news that God is fulfilling his promises through Christ. Group work of this nature is not suitable for all classes. This section can be adapted to allow for individual work or for whole-class teaching. You may also choose to model the activity by doing one of the passages as a whole class.

Songs of response 1. Divide students into three groups: • One group looks at Luke 1:46–56 (Mary’s response). • One group looks at Luke 1:67–79 (Zechariah’s response). • One group looks at Luke 2:28–38 (Simeon and Anna’s responses). 2. Ask students to use the worksheet as a guide to assess a number of possible incorrect assumptions (listed below) in: • Mary’s response -- God had forgotten about his people. -- God was no longer merciful and no longer cared for his people.

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LAUNCH LESSON

NOTES


WORD FIND

READ THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES AND FIND THE UNDERLINED WORDS IN THE WORD FIND. P T N V T A S M D F E R N A A D E E U N S G O I M S I L X R I N T P S F F V U L M I X I H I O O A N O K A K L E I N J D R H V M Q V C I O X P M E F A H D I O S W N T S I R H C E Z T N O I T A V L A S

The Jewish people in Jesus’ time were

At the centre of these prophecies was

expecting _______________ to come from God.

the promise that God would provide a __________________, a promised king. Another

They thought that God would do this by

word for this king was ________________.

keeping his ________________ to his people to give them a great ________________ and king.

Many people hoped that this king would be like ____________, the greatest king in their history.

They had heard about this through

God had promised David that one of his

________________ made many years before by

descendants would be a great king.

people to whom God spoke. These are written down in the Old Testament.

Jesus claimed to be this _________, and Christians today believe that this is the case.

They were waiting for the ________________

He also called himself the ____________________,

of these prophecies.

a title from the Old Testament for a man who has the authority and power of God.

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FRAYER DIAGRAM Non-examples of being saved by someone else

Examples of being saved by someone else

Characteristics of being saved by someone else

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