Activity 2a Connecting between God’s creativity and people
What connections are there, from a believer’s perspective, between God’s ability to create the world and an individual’s ability to be creative in different ways?
Draw a giant Venn diagram with two overlapping circles. In the left-hand circle discuss and write down ideas about Christian beliefs about God’s creativity and evidence from the Genesis text. In the right-hand circle write down examples of the different ways people use their creativity. For example, create relationships, art, homes, cities, nations and many more things including inventions even yet to be known!
Activity 2b What do Christians believe about Salvation?
Discuss what Christian’s believe about Salvation, for example Jesus rebuilding a bridge between God and humans.
You could include:
- Christians believe that Jesus calls them to sacrifice their own needs to the needs of others.
- The Kingdom of God, for example that Jesus is still alive, rules in their hearts and lives through the Holy Spirit, if they let him. (Connect with pupils learning about Salvation and Kingdom of God)
Write down the outcomes of this discussion that help explain this connection in the section of the Venn diagram where the two circles overlap.
Activity 2c Exploring images of Salvation
Look at the images illustrating the concept of Salvation in the UC resource. How do these help you understand the idea of Jesus rebuilding a bridge between God and humans?
What could be the connection between all three ideas that needs to be written in the overlapping section of the Venn diagram?
What difference could belief in Jesus have on a believer’s understanding and use of their creativity?