This year, Epiphany – Lent – and Easter lessons are a journey through the gospel of Mark. Mark is the shortest of the gospels and is action packed! Look for the verbs.
We continue to probe these big three questions
- Who am I?
- Who is God?
- How should I live?
But instead of doing it in the broad context of Creed, Commandments, and Lord’s Prayer, we work now more intensely with short passages.
We want the bible in the student’s hands.
We want the student to grapple with the text himself.
We want each person to see the past reality and still present implications of the truths.
Few teacher prompts are supplied. Each week contains roughly the same suggestions.
- A suggested environment “help” to place students in the situation at hand
- A list of questions to aid in “I Wonder” discussion
- A list of attributes of God
- A choice of creative responses
If you’re already using Seasons and Sacraments, then you’ve been in Mark’s gospel for several weeks and have been making a chart in class showing “JESUS AS MAN” and “JESUS AS GOD.” Continue along with these next six lessons.
If Seasons and Sacraments is new for you, then you’ll have no problem starting at this week’s lesson – JESUS CALMS THE STORM. The full scope is here https://beingmissmelanie.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/seasons-and-sacraments-scope.pdf
This season’s memory work comes from Psalm 103, as we
forget not all his benefits.
Lessons post weekly, but the full six weeks includes these passages:
JESUS CALMS THE STORM, Mark 4:35-41
JESUS FEEDS 5,000, Mark 6:30-44
JESUS HEALS, Mark 7:31-37; 8:22-26
JESUS FORETELLS DEATH AND RESURRECTION, Mark 8:31-38
TRIUMPHAL ENTRY, Mark 11:1-11
LAST SUPPER, Mark 14:12-25