EDGE at home assigments
Who is the Most Influential Person in History? September 16 2020
There are three tasks for you at home this week. First, watch the video. Then, after you watch the video; please, download and answer the questions on this worksheet. Or you can click on this link to fill out the Quiz form here.
Finally, the third task is to have some fun with the "Jesus Was Here" assignment. You can use a computer, book of maps, some Bibles even have maps in them to place the name of each of the 9 communities referred to in the stories about Jesus' life on the second page of this form.
Complete these two assignments and bring these with you to EDGE next week, mail it in or email it to email@example.com. If you can't print them out just put your answers on another piece of paper and bring that in.
Small Group Discussions are an important element for students maturing in their faith. These discussions allow them to test, question and explore their faith in a deeper way. Working at home there are obviously not any additional students there with whom to have such a discussion. That is where you can come in as parents. Try having a discussion regarding these questions. The discussion is what is key. Don't know an answer; great! The best thing to say is, " I'm not sure. Let's explore that together." Then either research it or feel free to give me a call, text or drop me an email and we can work through it together.
Use the following questions to foster a discussion:
What stands out to you the most about the places where Jesus lived and visited?
When thinking about Jesus and His life, what difference does it make for you to see the places where Jesus lived and visited?
Even though Jesus lived in a different place and time than us, what influence has He had on your life? If your student struggles to answer this question, help them think of basic things like the fact that they are involved in EDGE right now.
Use the following questions for a more challenging discussion for eighth-grade youth:
Have you ever considered whether or not Jesus was a real, historical person? If so, why?
What makes it difficult to care about who Jesus was and what He did? What inspires you to care about who Jesus was and what He did?
Why Should I Care About Jesus?
September 23, 2020
There are three tasks for you at home this week., the Quiz, the Making A Difference Prayer and the Discussion with your Parents. First, watch the video. Then, after you watch the video; please, download and answer the questions on this worksheet. Or click here to take the Quiz online.
Making a Difference Prayer (15 min)
This is a form of prayer. Fill this out by printing out the form and filling in the blanks or completing it online by clicking here. If you print it out please send it in to me.
Each of the apostles had a vision of the world becoming a better place that was rooted in people knowing the truth about who Jesus is and the work He did. We are each a combination of different cares, experiences, passions, and abilities that shape our hopes for the world, our communities, and our individual lives.
Fill out the form as indicated prayerfully filling in these two statements about yourself.
I am really good at ____________.
The world would be a better place if ________.
The read this please:
The apostles each had different cares, experiences, passions, and abilities, too. It was the combination of these aspects of themselves that determined what work God asked them to do and contributed to the mark they left on the world. God created you with a passion for each of the answers you placed in the blanks. Jesus already knows these things about you, and He cares about what you care about. He loves that you are really good at the things you are good at. When we follow Him and live as His disciples, all of the things we are good at, all of the things we love, and all of the ways we want to make a difference can become ways we get to know Jesus and live for Him. One of the most important ways we make Jesus a part of our lives is through prayer.
Sometimes praying can seem difficult, but it is actually quite simple. Take a moment to pray by thanking God for the answers you filled in those first blanks.
Then, using the same words you wrote down, fill in the following statements:
Jesus thank you for giving me the gift of ______.
Jesus help me see your work in the world and work with you toward _______.
Then end this time of prayer with a Hail Mary.
Small Group Discussion (10 min)
Use the following questions to foster a discussion with your student at home:
Why does it matter that Jesus is God and not just a “nice man who made a big difference in the world”?
Do you consider yourself a disciple (or follower of Jesus)? Why?
What difference does this make in your life?
Use the following questions for a more challenging discussion for eighth-grade students:
What have you learned about God through Jesus?
Who is someone in your life that you consider as knowing Jesus personally? What about them lets you know that they know Jesus?
What would you say if Jesus were to ask you, “Who do you say that I am?”
Jesus - The Early Years
September 30 2020
After you watch the video this week please complete the quiz online. Just click on this link and then submit after you are done answering the questions.
DAY IN MY LIFE Prayer Exercise
Take a few minutes to fill out the "Day in My Life" grid on the Handout. Recall the details of your day. Recall five (5) specific parts of your day. Indicate what you did. Who were you with? Then draw an Emoji or MEME that represents that experience. this is the sheet you will turn in.
Please prayerfully read the following:
Take a minute to think about the people Jesus saw and interacted with when He was living in Nazareth and Capernaum and traveled throughout Israel. Think about what it would have been like to walk outside and greet Him as your neighbor or schoolmate. Think about what it would have been like to be one of His closest friends who traveled and worked with Him. Think about people who were so desperate to see and hear Jesus that they went to extremes — such as climbing a tree, reaching through the feet of people, or pushing together in large crowds — just to be a bit closer to Him.
Even though Jesus is not physically present to us in this same way, He is even more available to us. We have unlimited access to Jesus, and He is present at every point in our day. In fact, He is present to us whether we take time to see Him or not. We are going to take some time in prayer to look back over the day you recorded in the Day In My Life worksheet. As you read what you wrote, put a star by the moments in which you can recognize Jesus’ presence and/or the moments you wish you better recognized His presence.
There are definitely moments when
- it is more obvious that Jesus is present, but there are many moments when
- it is difficult to see that He is near to us and
- easy to take for granted the unlimited access we have to Him.
Whichever category you fall into: Jesus is present, it is difficult to see Him, I'm taking Him for granted or if your day is a combination of all of the above, it is OK. There is no right or wrong place to be in this moment of prayer. Take a moment to tell Jesus exactly what you are thinking about your day.
If you are struggling to recognize Him, doubting that He is present, or unsure about why you should care, tell Him so at this time. If you are amazed by how He showed up for you, excited about what He is doing in your life, or grateful for a particular moment of your day, tell Him so at this time. Take a moment to let Jesus know.
Then pray these words:
Jesus, thinking back on my day today, I bring to mind the moments when I recognized you and the moments when I wish we would have seen you. Jesus, I ask that you do what you need in my life. Thank you for always being available tome, even if I do not recognize it. Help me become more aware of you every day and take your presence less and less for granted. Amen.
Please Turn in the Day in My Life worksheet.
Did Jesus Feel Anxiety
October 7, 2020
After you watch the teaching video this week please complete the prayer exercise that is in the video below.
Where is Jesus Buried
October 14, 2020
Here is the Teaching Video for Wednesday October 14 2020 discussing the topic, " Where is Jesus Buried?"n Please complete the on lien Quiz. You can take it online and then just submit it to me by clicking here.
Then please do this Resurrection Quotes activity. You can do it online and can access it by clicking here.
Then as a Pray Challenge this week, please pray this Renewal of your Baptismal Promises.
Encore: The Resurrection
October 21, 2020
Here is the Teaching Video for Wednesday October 21 2020 discussing the topic, " Encore: The Resurrection."
Why Does It Matter How I Use Social Media
November 4 2020
Here is the Teaching Video for Wednesday Nov 4 2020 discussing the topic, "Why Does It Matter How I Use Social Media?" Click here to go to the quiz for this teaching video. Just complete the quiz online and submit it after you are done right there online as well. IN ADDITION...In today’s culture of connectivity, this video resource scrolls through an Instagram feed, highlighting positive and encouraging posts, in order to show the opportunity to use social media for positive and uplifting purposes.
The Cause - An Edge Session on the Holy Spirit
November 11 2020
Here is the Teaching Video for Wednesday Nov 11 2020 discussing the topic, "The Cause - An Edge Night on the Holy Spirit" Click here to go to the quiz for this teaching video.
Priest Prophet and King
November 18 2020
Here is the Teaching Video for Wednesday Nov 18 2020 discussing the topic, "Priest Prophet and King. Click here to go to the quiz for this teaching video.
Here is the form you can also use to learn to pray for one another.
December 2, 2020
This is the Teaching Video for Wednesday Dec 2, 2020 on "Advent." Just click here to do the quiz for this video online.
December 9, 2020
This is the Teaching Video for Wednesday Dec 9, 2020 on "Christmas." You can complete the Quiz for this Teaching Video online by just clicking here.