So as of a few weeks ago, I bought a bunch of notebooks, or journals for each student, we have been engaging with practices in them to help us remember our lessons and put some practicality behind our conversations.
Two weeks ago, we talked about Jesus and the Last Supper, we talked about the bread, the cup, and Jesus dying for us. All of us. Each student wrote a short prayer that helps us remember the grace of God in communion, and now each student has a short prayer to pray while partaking in communion.
Last week we discussed Jesus' resurrection and how because Jesus lives we to are offered life. We then mapped out on a page in our journals some things that we think are important, and then upside down we wrote what Jesus says is important, love, mercy, sacrifice. We see that Jesus is calling us to live life upside-down in His kingdom.
We will continue to use the journals, I am very pleased with how each student is engaging with notes and the practices, I encourage you to have conversations around what communion means to you with your students, and what living in the up side down kingdom looks like in your life and share that with your student.
Grace and peace,
My name is Josiah from Grand Rapids Michigan and I follow Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Also middle schoolers are cool.