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Picnicking with Jesus-the Sermon on the Mount


Our story is being told by All Saints Hallelujah Puppets Team, Allesley. The reading is in Matthew 5:1-16.

I wonder how the crowd felt hearing such a radical message from Jesus? ​I wonder if there has been a time when you have done the right thing, even though it was not what your friends wanted to do?   Jesus had a message of love. The Sermon on the Mount explains how God loves us and how we can show His love through our words and actions towards others. The Beatitudes are radical! They provide a list of all the things Jesus says are blessed and they are so often the opposite of what society thinks are the important things. We are called to be different! Like salt and light in the world. 


Jesus told us to be lights in the world, which means to shine out with love. Nicky is showing us how to make lights, so we can put them somewhere to remember to be a light for Jesus.

You will need:

  • A4 paper

  • Ruler

  • Scissors

  • Colourful pens

  • Sellotape

  • Stickers or decorations.

What to do:

  1. Fold your paper in half (long ways) Make 7 cuts from the folded edge.

  2. Unfold the paper.

  3. Write a beatitude on each strip (see below)

  4. Decorate (not over the cuts)

  5. Stick the short sides of the paper together and you have a lantern.

  6. You might want to add a handle.

Reminder of the Beatitudes:

  • Poor

  • Sad

  • Humble

  • Righteous

  • Merciful

  • Pure heart

  • Peacemaker

  • Badly treated

and here's how to do it...

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