What did Jesus do? RE resources

1. Teacher’s background information.

In just three years Jesus taught people about the Kingdom of Heaven, performed miracles, spoke out against the religious leaders and lived such a perfect life his accusers could find nothing wrong in his life.

Christians believe that Jesus was sent by God for a very special mission to basically stand in for the whole of humankind and take upon himself all the wrongs, hatred and cruelty so that we could be declared ‘not guilty’.
The Bible puts it like this:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16 NIV

2. Lesson plans and resources for the: What did Jesus do?

Jesus and Nicodemus lesson plan

These are the Rule Cards that go with the above lesson plan.

Jesus and Nicodemus worksheet

What did Jesus do? Lesson Plan. Coming soon.

3. Two free children’s songs.

These songs by John Hardwick can be used in R.E. lessons, assemblies, collective worship, church children’s talks, Sunday schools, etc.

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[1] Jesus Never Turned Anyone Away – Never, Never, Never!

[2] For God So Loved the World Song – John 3:16

4. How to fulfil the locally agreed syllabus for ‘What did Jesus do?’

Hopefully, you will be able to match your local agreed syllabus with what is here which satisfies eight councils:

These lesson plans are based on the Progression Documents of The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’ Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Rutland County Councils. This is in the light blue text.
The green text is from other Councils: Lewisham Borough, West Sussex, Hull and East Riding.
Here are the main aims of the lesson plan:

  • Know an outline of the ministry of Jesus, with some significant events (use mainly synoptic gospels).
  • Explore how he related to the marginalised of society (women, children, the sick)
  • Know the significance of the BC/AD dating system, while understanding that this is not applicable to all faiths or in all contexts.
  • Express understanding of the key concepts.
  • Who is God?
  • Describe the impact of religious beliefs, values and rules on the life of a believer.

Key vocabulary: Christ, Easter, Faith, God, Gospel, Holy, Jesus, New Testament, Old Testament, Ten Commandments, Worship.