Over the last couple of weeks at Townsend we have been exploring who Jesus is and looking at some of his miracles in more detail with Year 8. We have had some wonderful discussions and great questions.
During the lesson we focus on how we know people have existed, the evidence for Jesus’ existence, the claims Jesus made, and six of his miracles.
We also talk through the 30 Second Gospel and look at a quote from C. S. Lewis which challenges the students to explore Jesus’ claim thoroughly.
C. S. Lewis said, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.”
The students then get to make their choice and vote on whether they think Jesus was telling the truth, crazy or lying. It was encouraging that the majority of students in each class voted to say Jesus was telling the truth.
We’ve had a very enjoyable time running these lessons. If you would be interested in getting involved with sessions like these, please contact Terrie.