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One day this veil before our eyes will be removed, and we “shall see Him face to face.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
This is an interesting quote, I chose it because it challenged me to think about all those times when God could have been stood right in front of my eyes if I only had that special relationship with God, I would see him every time. It is one thing for me to speak with God while hearing His words answering me so clearly in my mind and quite another to see Him face to face.
When I remember the bible story of Moses being told by God that he could not look upon God’s face and that he could only see God’s back it made we ponder how was it then safe to gaze upon God’s back. In my own mind I justified this conundrum by imagining that an extremely bright light may have been emanating from Gods eyes so brightly that it would blind me like an eclipse if it caught my mortal stare. But if I were a supernatural being I might have a similar light radiating from my eyes too so the impact of God’s light would be cancelled out. For this reason I look forward to the day when I shall revel in the experience of seeing Him face to face.

Your Task
In your exercise books, copy down your favourite quote from your holy book (Christian or other religions are welcome for this homework).
Share your quote with you family and friends and note their comments. Think about why you chose this particular quote. Why do you like it or perhaps you find it challenging.

Then write a half page essay:

My favourite Bible quote is …
The reason it is my favourite quote is because…
Or the reason I found it challenging is because…


Let us compile as many moral dilemmas that teens may face as we can.

For example A non-cool new kid comes in to our class think about how we could react to him or her?

Write two responses:

One that chooses God’s way
One that chooses Lucifer’s way.


Art FIE – complete the artist studies if this was still outstanding and/or complete the copy of your artists work.
Art Secondary school – complete your next cubist composition.


Draw a Celtic tree design on page 34 in the square space below your target sheet.

Remember we will start painting next lesson so this homework must be completed.


Draw a Celtic tree design on page 34 in the square space below your target sheet.

Remember we will start painting next lesson so this homework must be completed.


Test next lesson!

Revise the key terms listed below. Each answer will achieve two marks if you;

Define each term correctly and concisely using one or more words.
Show a clear example of how the term can be used in a grammatically correct sentence.
God (noun) The one perfect, eternal, supernatural Supreme Being conceived as Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent or Synergetic Originator.

Alien – Foreigner, heavenly being or supernatural being.

Supreme – Highest.

Being – Life form.

Supernatural – Paranormal.

Omnipotent – All-powerful.

Omniscient – All knowing or all seeing.

Omnipresent – Universal or all pervading,


Originator – Creator.

Synergetic – Combined effort being greater than the effort of a singular.

Doctrine – Principle, rule or code.

Atheists – Non believer in God.


Research an interesting image of a steam train with a dramatic sky and landscape scenery and copy it.

• Image must be printed in colour
• Image must be copied in colour
• Any wet or dry medium can be used i.e., pencils or paint.
• The image must be copied accurately.


Contemporary Bedroom photo-montage

The Task
Create an imaginary bedroom include people i.e, a famous biblical character, family, friend or celebrity enjoying the space. Elements of your own bedroom should be used to form the template. An array of objects that speak the year 2017 should be included so we know this room is contemporary (of our time).

The image must be completed on the computer using any graphic program i.e.,, Photoshop. Microsoft Word (right click to see picture tools) etc.

1. White tints/shapes within the frame must be pure white or a bright light colour.
2. Dark tones/shapes must be pure black or very deep grey.
3. Images must be pasted into the frame neatly.
4. Images must make sense within the room in terms of perspective.
5. Images must also make sense within the room in terms of colour, tone and size.

Enjoy. Surprise rewards for the three best images completed by 22nd February.


The task:

Write a short essay describing ONE of the Biblical events below in graphic detail as though you had actually been present – each has a reference alongside to show you where to find it in the Bible.

Imagine being ONE OF THE PEOPLE mentioned in the Gospel account – such as Mary or one of the Apostles. Or INVENT A CHARACTER such as a bridesmaid at the wedding at Cana, or a relative of the blind man healed by Christ.

Note that some incidents are mentioned in more than one of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. You may like to look up other references too.

It will make sense to cross reference (read about the same event from different sources/books/authors) the event: what happened just before, and what happened afterwards could also make you essay more interesting. You may even think about publishing your story even if you don’t win! I will set an illustration competition to reflect you essay visually in summer term 1 for your art homework.

Your essay should use Ariel font, size 12 and must be your own unaided work.
Year 7 must write 1-2 A4 sheets
Year 8 must write 2-3 A4 sheets
Year 9 must write 2-4 A4 sheets

Here are the events from which you must choose:

• Angels announce the birth of Christ (Luke 2:4-20)
• The wedding at Cana (John 2: 1-11)
• Christ heals a blind man (Luke 18:35-43)
• Christ calms the storm at sea (Mark 4: 35-41)
• Christ is crucified (Matthew 27: 27-54)
• The Resurrection (Mark 16: 2-18)


Read – The Life of Jesus

Jesus lived and walked on earth for about 33 years in the 1st century AD. For most of his life he worked, as a carpenter, in the town of Nazareth, a busy place in northern Israel. It was only in the final three years of his life that he took to the road as a teacher, prophet and healer, attracting both followers, enemies. The ordinary people, also gathered round in large numbers to listen to his words and seek his healing powers.

Jesus raised questions as soon as he appeared on the public stage, back in the first century: Who is he? Where does he come from? How can he speak with such authority? These questions and many more have continued over the past 2,000 years and have been asked by believers, non-believers, the curious (interested), and by challengers (opponents) of the Christian faith.

No one man has been more influential (persuasive, significant) across the world than Jesus and it is not surprising that people will have an image (picture) of him, which connects (links) to who they are on cultural (traditional) level. For some he is a great teacher whose stories transform (change) lives. Jesus may be the prophet (revealer of Gods truth), who challenges how people live and treat each other in society (social groups). He could be the healer who brings everlasting life and peace as the Son of God, the one who suffered for our sins. Whatever, our personal interpretation (understanding) is about Jesus he has undoubtedly (certainly) made us think.

For a Christian, Jesus is more than just a man who did good things. He is the Son of God who came to show us what God is like and through his death and resurrection (reappearance after he died); he draws us back to God.

Classwork to be completed for Homework

Your task is to:

1. Research the history of three very different images of Jesus. There are some very useful websites. Do not copy and paste information that is not your own words. Click on the link for research page:
2. Create your own image of Jesus and explain why you have pictured him in this way.

Be prepared! Do your research; make sure all the writing is in your own words.
Write or type your research with correct punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Pictures that you have inserted in your booklet about Jesus must be a good quality. When writing about each image:

a. Describe what you can see in the picture.
b. Describe the way the artist portrayed Jesus, His features, clothing, facial expression, the background objects within the frame etc.
c. Explain whether the image fits your personal image of Jesus and why.
d. State who might also picture Jesus in this way other than the artist, and say why you think they see Jesus this way.
e. You can use coloured paper to print your booklet in art club.

Finally, on the last page of your booklet:

a) Create your own image. Draw it or paint it on paper, cloth, plastic, cling film, kitchen foil.
b) Your image should say lots about how you think about Jesus and what you think about Jesus in terms of his appearance.
c) Your booklet should be no larger than size A4.

Remember, to take pride in the way that you present your work. Meet the deadlines due on 23rd February 2018. Have fun and do your very best!

See my email for picture examples. Surprise rewards for the three best booklets completed by 23nd February.