We began the lesson by discussing how Jesus Christ came to live among us in human form 2000 years ago. When he ascended into Heaven, he promised that he would come again, the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. The early Christians thought that he would come quite soon.
We discussed how that is why Paul tells people to be ready. We do not know when Jesus Christ will come again, but we know he will, as he always keeps his promises. The advice to be prepared for Jesus Christ’s coming can also apply to our meeting with him in Heaven when we die. Advent is another opportunity to be ready and waiting in expectation of meeting Jesus. The children then created a presentation about how we as Christians are ‘called into fellowship with Jesus’. Different groups of children explored a variety of environments (home/school/parish) and what these might look like and the expectations involved.