Confirmation – PSR

 

Weekly Notes for those in Wednesday night Confirmation class Parish School of Religion (PSR)


Madison McCalister

Phone: (740) 424-4183
Email: onfireforever@icloud.com


Session 3 (October 21)

Welcome to this third session on Salvation History—the story of the Father’s perfect love for you.

This lesson should take around one hour.

I. You only need:

• Bible
Video
Handout (to draw along with the video—they don’t have to use the PDF, but it might be helpful.)

II. Homework:

• This week, there is no out-of-class homework.
• Please email me:

o A picture of the diagram (draw with me during the video).
o Their one-sentence summary of the Scripture verse from small group*.

*Note: This isn’t a test; there is no grade for these answers. I just want to hear what they got out of the lesson.

III. Due Date: Tuesday, October 27

I am so sorry that this one is coming out late. I had several technical issues with the video this week. If you have questions, I’m more than happy to help!

Let’s get started.


The Father’s Perfect Love for You: Salvation History Part III

I. Opening prayer

If you have a sacred space—or just a crucifix—go ahead and go there for prayer.

[BOTH] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

[STUDENT] Have your child read John 3:16-17 in the Bible:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”

[PARENT] In these or similar words, say:

Heavenly Father, thank You for this lesson and thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to be our savior. Help us to know and believe that You love us more than anything and that You desire us to have a personal relationship with You.

In Jesus’ name I pray,  Amen.
(CCC 435, 2664)

[BOTH] Say either a personal prayer of thanksgiving or a petition.

[BOTH] Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.

[BOTH] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

II. Review

You can either review with your child personally, or watch the review on the video.

If you watch the review in the video (16 minutes), it will continue straight into the lesson.

———————

If you want to review with your child, please ask the following questions:

[Q] Who were the first characters we discussed, and how do they point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Adam and Eve. 1) The sin they committed brought about the need for a savior. 2) The wood of the tree points to the wood of the Cross.

[Q] Who was the second character we discussed, and how does he point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Noah and the flood. 1) The waters of the flood washed away the sin of the earth; this points to the waters of Baptism wash away our sins. 2) The wood of the boat—which saved Noah and his family—points to the wood of the Cross—which saves us.

[Q] Who were the third characters we discussed, and how do they point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Abraham and Isaac. 1) The ram points to Jesus, who dies in our stead. 2) The fact that Isaac did not have to die points to the fact that we do not have to die.

[Q] Who was the fourth character we discussed, what was the event, and how do they point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Moses and the Passover.

The lamb was: 1) Spotless, male lamb. 2) Lamb was killed, blood put on the door posts. 3) Lamb was consumed. 4) These actions saved Jews from death (the angel “passed over” their houses).

[A] Jesus: 1) Is the perfect Son of God, the Lamb of God. 2) Died on the cross, blood shed on the wood of the cross. 3) We consume Him in the Eucharist. 4) He saves us from death; Jesus is our Passover (Paschal) lamb.

[Q] Who was the fifth character we discussed, and how does he point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] King David. David was a king, seated on a throne, which points to Jesus the Eternal King, who is seated eternally at the right hand of the Father.

[Q] Who were the sixth characters we discussed, and how do they point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Isaiah and Jeremiah. 1) Isaiah says that the Messiah will be a suffering servant, who will be slaughtered like a lamb for our sins. 2) Jeremiah says that the Messiah will establish a New Covenant.

 

III. Lesson

Please have your child draw the pictures in the video and email them to me.

Please watch the video (25 minutes).

 

IV. Small Group Discussion

(5-10 minutesPlease write out the sentence summary and email it back to me.

Note: This isn’t a test; there is no grade for these answers. I just want to hear what they got out of the lesson.

• Choose one of the following Scriptures.

Genesis 5:2; 1:31
Numbers 25:10, 12-13
Romans 5:8, 12-11
John 3:16

• Have your child read the Scripture allowed.
• Discuss how that Scripture relates to one of the aspects of Salvation History.
• Have your child write a one-sentence summary which explains that verse and how it relates to Salvation History.

 

V. Closing

Please finish watching the video (5 minutes).

 


Session 2 (October 14)

Welcome to this second session on Salvation History—the story of the Father’s perfect love for you.

This lesson should take around 45 minutes to an hour.

I. You only need:

• Bible
Video

II. Homework:

• This week, there is no out-of-class homework.
• Please email me:

o A picture of the diagram (draw with me during the video).
o Their answers from the small group discussion*.

*Note: This isn’t a test; there is no grade for these answers. I just want to hear what they got out of the lesson.

III. Due Date: Sunday, October 18

If you have questions on how to do this, I’m more than happy to help!

Let’s get started.


The Father’s Perfect Love for You: Salvation History Part II

 

I. Opening prayer

If you have a sacred space—or just a crucifix—go ahead and go there for prayer.

[BOTH] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

[STUDENT] Have your child read John 3:16-17 in the Bible:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”

[PARENT] In these or similar words, say:

Heavenly Father, thank You for this lesson and thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to be our savior. Help us to know and believe that You love us more than anything and that You desire us to have a personal relationship with You.

In Jesus’ name I pray,  Amen.
(CCC 435, 2664)

[BOTH] Say either a personal prayer of thanksgiving or a petition.

[BOTH] Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.

[BOTH] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

II. Review

You can either review with your child personally, or watch the review on the video.

If you watch the review in the video (7 minutes), it will continue straight into the lesson.

———————

If you want to review with your child, please ask the following questions:

[Q] Who were the first characters we discussed, and how do they point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Adam and Eve. 1) The sin they committed brought about the need for a savior. 2) The wood of the tree points to the wood of the Cross.

[Q] Who was the second character we discussed, and how does he point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Noah and the flood. 1) The waters of the flood washed away the sin of the earth; this points to the waters of Baptism wash away our sins. 2) The wood of the boat—which saved Noah and his family—points to the wood of the Cross—which saves us.

[Q] Who were the third characters we discussed, and how do they point to the coming of Jesus?

[A] Abraham and Isaac. 1) The ram points to Jesus, who dies in our stead. 2) The fact that Isaac did not have to die points to the fact that we do not have to die.

 

III. Lesson

Please have your child draw the pictures in the video and email them to me.

Please watch the video (26 minutes).

 

IV. Small Group Discussion

(5-10 minutesPlease write out these answers and email them back to me.

Note: This isn’t a test; there is no grade for these answers. I just want to hear what they got out of the lesson.

• Give one example of how each of the Old Testament stories pointed to Jesus.

o Passover and Moses

o David

o The Prophets (Isaiah and Jeremiah)

 • Why do you think God wants a relationship with us?

 

V. Closing

 

Please finish watching the video (7 minutes).


Session 1 (October 7)

Welcome to this first session on Salvation History—the story of the Father’s perfect love for you. 

This lesson should take around 45 minutes to an hour.

I. You only need: 

• Bible
Video

II. Homework:

• This week, there is no out-of-class homework.
• Please email me:

o A picture of the diagram (draw with me during the video).
o Their answers from the small group discussion*.

*Note: This isn’t a test; there is no grade for these answers. I just want to hear what they got out of the lesson.

III. Due Date: Tuesday, October 13

Ordinarily, the due date for all assignments will be the following Sunday. But, since I am getting this one out late, please send me a picture of their diagram and their answers in an email by this Tuesday (October 13). If you have questions on how to do this, I’m more than happy to help!

Let’s get started.


The Father’s Perfect Love for You: Salvation History Part I

 

I. Opening prayer

If you have a sacred space—or just a crucifix—go ahead and go there for prayer.

[BOTH] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

[STUDENT] Have your child read John 3:16-17 in the Bible:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”

[PARENT] In these or similar words, say:

Heavenly Father, thank You for this lesson and thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to be our savior. Help us to know and believe that You love us more than anything and that You desire us to have a personal relationship with You.

In Jesus’ name I pray,  Amen.
(CCC 435, 2664)

[BOTH] Say either a personal prayer of thanksgiving or a petition.

[BOTH] Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.

[BOTH] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

II. Lesson

Please have your child draw the pictures in the video and email them to me.

Please watch the video (26 minutes).

 

III. Small Group Discussion

(5-10 minutesPlease write out these answers and email them back to me.

Note: This isn’t a test; there is no grade for these answers. I just want to hear what they got out of the lesson.

• Give one example of how each of the Old Testament stories pointed to Jesus.

o Adam and Eve

o Noah and the flood

o Abraham and Isaac

 • What do you think it means to have a relationship with God?

 

III. Closing

 

Please finish watching the video (8 minutes).