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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Relighting candles and the resurrection

I used an Easter presentation from the Collective Worship website today for the Year 5 lessons to which I contributed today at Downshall Primary School. The presentation provides an opportunity for pupils and students to reflect on some of the key Easter events and their meaning.

Following this I used a relighting candle on an Easter cake to illustrate what happened in the crucifixion and resurrection. We had some good fun by inviting the children to join in the attempts to blow out the candle. I talked about Christians seeing Jesus as the light of the world; Jesus "was the source of life, and this life brought light to people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out" (John 1. 4 & 5). 

People thought that that light had been snuffed out through the crucifixion only for it to flare into flame again through the resurrection. Now Christians believe that Jesus is still alive in the good we do and experience in our lives: “You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5. 14 - 16).


Philip Bailey - Bring It To Jesus.

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