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THINK FAITH

UNIT 3

LUKE (2)

Jesus teaches his disciples how to follow him

STAGE 5A

Years 9 and 10


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CONTENTS

UNIT GUIDE

Luke: Jesus teaches his disciples how to follow him ..................................................................... 4 Overview of lessons ................................................................................................................................... 7 Teacher Planning Sheet ............................................................................................................................ 9 SRE Teacher Unit Evaluation Form ....................................................................................................10

LAUNCH LESSON

God’s love comes first .............................................................................................................................11 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................18

STILLA 1

Talking to God .............................................................................................................................................27 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................35

STILLA 2

Generous not greedy ................................................................................................................................48 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................56

STILLA 3

Found! ............................................................................................................................................................60 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................66

STILLA 4

Thankful ........................................................................................................................................................70 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................75

STILLA 5

Trusting Jesus ............................................................................................................................................79 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................86

STILLA 6

Ready .............................................................................................................................................................88 Teaching resources ..................................................................................................................................93

LANDING LESSON

Walking in the way of Jesus ..................................................................................................................96 Teaching resources ............................................................................................................................... 100

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UNIT GUIDE LUKE (2) Jesus teaches his disciples how to follow him ‘What would Jesus do?’ (WWJD) was hugely

followers to talk to God, be generous like their

popular in Australia throughout the 90s

God, care for those outside the kingdom, to

as a slogan for Christians who wanted to

be overflowing in thankfulness, steadfast in

demonstrate their faith in Jesus through

trust, and ready for the kingdom to come in

their actions. WWJD wristbands became the

full. Jesus’ teaching challenges our selfishness,

Christian accessory of choice, a consistent

our individualism and our short-sighted

request at tattoo parlours and the application

dreams. These examples provide guidance for

for the weekly youth group talk. However

Christians as they try to live lives that imitate

WWJD was not an invention of the 90s.

Jesus. The kingdom of God is an incredible life

Charles Spurgeon used the phrase three times

of trust, obedience, courage, love, joy and real

in a sermon in 1891 and he cited the source

hope for a real future for those who follow

of the phrase as a book written by Thomas à

and imitate Jesus’ life and teaching.

Kempis in 1418.

In all this we must remember though that

‘What would Jesus do?’ is a powerful question.

Jesus is more than a great teacher. His

It drives people from the theoretical world of

teaching does not come in a vacuum, but is

belief to the practical world of choices and

articulated as he walks towards Jerusalem

actions. Jesus’ teachings are so profoundly

where he will die on a cross for the sins of

interesting and radically countercultural that

the world and be raised from the dead three

they have captivated philosophers, religious

days later. Jesus not only teaches us about the

leaders, ethicists and Christians for nearly

kingdom of God, he models what it looks like

two millennia. Mahatma Ghandi reflected,

and enables people of all nations to be part

‘To me, Jesus was one of the greatest teachers

of it. Christians are not students of a great

humanity has ever had’. Pop culture still

teacher. We follow and mimic Jesus because

quotes Jesus. Christians ask this question

he is the King of God’s kingdom. But Christians

explicitly or implicitly as they navigate the

also know that it is not by their imitation of

choices of life.

Jesus that they can earn favour with God.

As we read the Gospel of Luke in this unit,

Rather, because of God’s love for them they

we see many examples of Jesus’ teaching

respond with heartfelt love and action as they

about the kingdom of God. Jesus teaches his

model their saviour, Jesus Christ.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE UNIT • followers of Jesus know that they are totally

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

reliant on him and express that in prayer

Students will consider the following questions:

• the follower of Jesus waits for his coming

• What do followers of Jesus do?

again and lives expectantly

• Why do followers of Jesus want to imitate

• the follower of Jesus delights that he seeks

him?

and saves the lost

• What does it mean when the Bible talks

• the follower of Jesus trusts in him for

about people being lost?

everything.

UNDERSTANDING

SKILLS

Students will:

Students will be able to:

• be able to explain that a relationship with

• identify how aspects of Jesus’ life

Jesus is formed by his grace and not their

correspond to the way Christians live

efforts

• analyse parables

• be able to reflect on the implications for

• analyse and explain the ways in which

their life of the understanding that Jesus

particular texts relate to their cultural

will return again

experiences and the culture of others

• be able to reflect on the meaning of

• analyse and describe the ways texts sustain

sacrifice as applied in their lives.

or challenge established cultural attitudes and values.

KEY TERMS • Prayer

RELATING TO GOD

• Dependence

Students will understand that:

• The second coming

• Christians keep God’s commands

• Lost

• Christians are guided in their decisionmaking and ethics by God’s word

• Sacrifice

• Christians believe that faith impacts every

• Reliance

aspect of a Christian’s life

ACQUISITION

• Christians pursue a relationship with God through prayer, worship, service and

Students will learn that:

reading his word.

• we don’t choose to follow Jesus so much as he calls us to follow him • the life of a follower of Jesus is one that looks a lot like Jesus’ life

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RELATING TO OTHERS

RELATING TO THE WORLD

Students will understand that:

Students will understand that:

• Christians show grace and love to others

• Christians delight in God’s world

because of God’s actions towards them

• Christians understand that suffering and

• Christians understand the importance

perseverance is part of God’s world

of forgiveness and repentance in their

• Christians care for those who are in need

relationships with God and others

• Christians understand that they may need

• Christians understand that God does not

to suffer for the profession of their faith in

play favourites.

the world.

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OVERVIEW OF LESSONS LAUNCH LESSON: GOD’S LOVE COMES FIRST

STILLA 1: TALKING TO GOD

Key Bible text

Key Bible text

• Ephesians 5:1–2a; Luke 9:51

• Luke 11:1–13

Big idea

Big idea

Jesus’ followers are like a shadow of Jesus.

Jesus’ followers pray to their loving God.

Overview

Overview

Luke 9:51 is an important turning point in Luke’s

Jesus teaches his disciples the Lord’s Prayer. This

Gospel. Jesus now heads towards Jerusalem where

prayer provides a model for Christian prayer that

he knows he has to die. The rest of the Gospel

reflects the relationship that those who pray have

provides

followers

with God. The prayer also emphasises the importance

should live. Ephesians 5:1–2a provides a way of

insight

about

how

Jesus’

of forgiveness and total reliance on God in all aspects

understanding what followers of Jesus should do.

of a Christian’s life.

While followers of Jesus try to live in a certain way,

Sensitivity triggers: Prayers that are not answered.

they understand that this is not what gives them God’s forgiveness. The saving work of Jesus Christ is the most important thing. Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

STILLA 2: GENEROUS NOT GREEDY

STILLA 3: FOUND!

Key Bible text

Key Bible text

• Luke 12:13–34; Ephesians 5:1–2

• Luke 15; 19:1–10

Big idea

Big idea

Jesus’ followers are generous like their God.

Jesus’ followers care about the lost.

Overview

Overview

Jesus’ ultimate act of generosity was to take the

People are lost without God. Zacchaeus is lost,

punishment that we deserved for our sins. Jesus’

but when he meets with Jesus he is found. In this

sacrificial act of giving up his life is a fragrant

profound moment, Zacchaeus changes the way he

offering to God; that is, it pleases God. Jesus’ sacrifice

sees the world and how he deals with the world.

also reveals how much God loves us. Being generous

Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Son to show how

is not always easy, and may require a level of

much God cares for those who are lost.

personal sacrifice, but all aspects of the Christian life

Sensitivity triggers: The idea that people are lost

should imitate the generosity of God. This includes

without God.

being generous with our time, money, forgiveness and love. Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

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STILLA 4: THANKFUL

STILLA 5: TRUSTING JESUS

Key Bible text

Key Bible text

• Luke 17:11–19

• Luke 18:9–17; 22:39–49

Big idea

Big idea

Jesus’ followers are thankful to God.

Jesus’ followers trust God.

Overview

Overview

Jesus does lots of wonderful things for his followers.

Humans want to rely on ourselves. We put trust

The right response is not to forget what he has

in our good deeds or our wealth. Jesus shows that

done and move on. It is to come back to Jesus and

neither of these paths works. Real followers of Jesus

thank him. Part of relying on God in prayer is being

completely rely on God instead of themselves. Jesus

thankful for Jesus’ great sacrifice as well as for the

gives mercy. Jesus enables us to enter the kingdom

day-to-day blessings from God.

of God. Christians are called to put their complete trust in God, just as children completely trust

Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

their parents. Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

STILLA 6: READY

LANDING LESSON: WALKING IN THE WAY OF JESUS

Key Bible text

Key Bible text

• Luke 12:35–46

• Various

Big idea

Big idea

Jesus’ followers are ready for his return.

Followers of Jesus walk in the way of Jesus.

Overview

Overview

Jesus knows he will not always be physically on earth

This lesson closes the unit and seeks to reinforce the

with his followers. When he is away his followers are

learning of the unit. Students engage in a number

not to act as disobedient, lazy people. Jesus wants his

of activities to recall learning, key themes and

followers to be always ready for him to come back,

conclusions. There is an opportunity to answer the

living as his trusted followers.

questions that have arisen over the unit.

Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

Sensitivity triggers: None identified.

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LAUNCH LESSON

GOD’S LOVE COMES FIRST

Ephesians 5:1–2a; Luke 9:51 Jesus’ followers are like a shadow of Jesus. AT A GLANCE Connecting

Exploring

Sorting activity

Continuum

Forming Being imitators

The turning point

Verse ordering

Prayer

Shadows

Shadow booklet

What do you think?

Shadow puppets

Additional resources:

Ticket to Leave

Additional resources:

Copies of Teaching Aid L:2

Create cards from

cut into squares

Teaching Aid L:1

A piece of A3 paper for each

Create cards from Visual Aid L:1

student. These will be used

and bring a lamp

to make booklets that will be added to throughout the unit.

CONNECTING ENGAGING

10 mins

Teaching Aid L:1; Worksheet L:1

Teacher’s note: This activity gives students the opportunity to reflect on what they learned in the previous unit. As this is the first lesson of a new unit, you may choose to revise your behavioural and learning expectations with the class. You may also choose to spend some time finding out what your students did during their holidays.

CALM activity: Sorting activity 1. Divide the students into pairs or groups of four students. Have students race to put the life of Jesus pictures from Teaching Aid L:1 in the same order as they appear in Luke’s Gospel. 2. Ask students to remain in the pairs or groups and complete the sentence in the ‘Life of Jesus’ section on their worksheets.

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3. Ask each group to share their sentence with the class. 4. Emphasise that although Jesus did and taught many things, the most significant thing that Jesus did was to bring about the forgiveness of sins, and eternal life through his death and resurrection.

INSTRUCTING

5 mins

Teacher’s note: This activity establishes the context of the section of Luke’s Gospel that students will be learning this term.

The turning point Read the following (modified) quote from Michael Paige’s blog on writing movie scripts: At the exact midpoint of your screenplay, your hero must fully commit to his goal. Up to this point, he had the option of turning back, giving up on his plan, and returning to the life he was living at the beginning of the film. This is the turning point and now your hero must burn his bridges behind him and put both feet in. From now on the hero will be taking a much bigger risk, and exposing himself to much greater jeopardy, than at any previous time in the film. As a result of passing this point of no return, your hero must now face complications and higher stakes1. 1. Ask students to think of examples of turning points in movies they have seen. 2. Read Luke 9:51. Explain to students that this is an important turning point in Luke’s Gospel. From this point on, Jesus now heads towards Jerusalem where he knows he has to die. Last term we learned from Luke’s Gospel what Jesus did up until this point, and also what happened in the final part of Luke’s Gospel. This term we will be concentrating on the rest of Luke’s Gospel.

ENGAGING

10 mins

Teacher’s note: The video helps students to think about the relationship between an object and its shadow.

Shadows 1. Students watch the Disney Characters Surprise Shoppers DVD youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_2Y29_FLUDVD. Ask: ?? How did the people respond to the shadows following them? ?? What can we learn from an object by its shadow?

1. Paige, M ‘The Five Key Turning Points Of All Successful Movie Scripts’, viewed May 2 2016, <http:// www.movieoutline.com/articles/the-five-key-turning-points-of-all-successful-movie-scripts.html>.

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LAUNCH LESSON

NOTES


?? What are the limits of what we can learn from watching the shadow?

REINFORCING

Visual Aid L:1

Teacher’s note: The activity can be completed with the previous activity, or you might choose to do only one of the activities. You will need to set up a lamp to create the shadows—you may be able to use the light from the projector in your room if it is at an appropriate height.

Shadow puppets 1. Divide students into pairs and give each pair one of the cards from Visual Aid L:1. 2. Give each pair one minute to try to recreate the shadow. 3. Have students take it in turns to show their shadow to the class, and ask the class to guess what animal the shadow is supposed to represent. 4. Ask: ?? What can we learn from the animal by its shadow? ?? What are the limits of what we can learn from watching the shadow?

LINK STATEMENT Today we are looking at what it means to follow Jesus. As we explore the book of Luke we will see that following Jesus is like being a shadow that imitates the attitudes and actions of Jesus.

EXPLORING CONVERSING

10 mins

Worksheet L:1

Teacher’s note: This activity helps students articulate their understanding of how Christians act, and their attitudes to God and other people. This helps students to better understand the idea that Christians are like shadows of Jesus. Give students the opportunity to explain their answer by asking two students each time: ‘Why did you stand where you are standing?’ Put up signs on opposite sides of the classroom: one sign reading ‘completely agree’, the other ‘completely disagree’.

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LAUNCH LESSON

NOTES


JESUS’ LIFE IN PICTURES (LUKE 1–9; 22–24) JESUS’ BIRTH

JESUS READING THE SCROLL

JESUS CALLING HIS DISCIPLES

JESUS HEALING THE DEMON-POSSESSED MAN

JESUS ASKING HIS DISCIPLES “WHO DO THE CROWDS SAY I AM?

JESUS RESOLUTELY SETTING OUT FOR JERUSALEM

JESUS AT THE LAST SUPPER

JESUS ON THE CROSS

JESUS WITH HIS DISCIPLES AFTER HIS RESURRECTION

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FOLLOWERS

OF JESUS

THE LIFE

OF JESUS

It does not matter what followers of Jesus do— it only matters that they believe in Jesus.

COMPLE TE THE S E NT E N CE

MY RESPONSE

ng that Jesus did was

The most significant thi

because

TO LEAVE How does today’s lesson help you to understand that Jesus teaches Christians how to live like him?

What makes someone a Christian: their trust in Jesus’ death and resurrection OR their behaving in the way that God wants them to behave? Why?

How did the statements in the continuum activity help you to think more about the idea that Christians should be shadows or imitators of Jesus?

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HOW TO CREATE A SHADOW PUPPET

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