What principles do you live by? Choose from the list below, or explain your own.

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What principles do you live by? Choose from the list below, or explain your own. Be loyal Never lie All people have equal rights Try everything once Don’t harm nature Respect your parents Do whatever feels good Don’t use people as objects for your own benefit.
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What principles do you live by?Choose from the list below, or explain your own.
  • Be loyal
  • Never lie
  • All people have equal rights
  • Try everything once
  • Don’t harm nature
  • Respect your parents
  • Do whatever feels good
  • Don’t use people as objects for your own benefit
  • Why is it important to try and live well ?
  • To identify some Christian values& where they come from
  • To explain how the Holy Spirit helps us to live a good life
  • To evaluate the virtues
  • Mindmap key Christian values – attitudes towards others, and towards themselves.
  • In a different colour, next to each value, explain where these values come from
  • Sources of Christian Values: Where do they come from? Christian values
  • Bible
  • image of God (Genesis)
  • 10 Commandments (OT)
  • Prophets (OT)
  • Jesus’ life & teachings (Gospels)
  • Apostles teaching (NT letters)
  • Church teachings – abortion/ sexual ethics
  • Our Conscience – the law of God “speaking” within us, giving us an instinctive idea of what is right and wrong
  • Write down the 3 sources of Christian values. Give examples of each.
  • Which of the sources of Christian values would you (or a Christian) take most notice of? Why?
  • How important is
  • the teaching on being made in the image of God? How does it affect how you treat others?
  • Your conscience, in helping you act in God’s way
  • Christian Values:
  • Give an example of a value that comes from each of these sources
  • Prudence (wise decision making) The 4 Cardinal Virtues Fortitude (sensible amount of courage in difficulty) Justice (acting fairly to all) A virtue is a skill, or habit, in doing good. Virtues help us to live well. They build a good character. They keep us happy and safe. Virtues, like any skill, need to be practiced and encouraged. Anyone can practice virtues. There are 4 main virtues “cardinal virtues”. They lead to a good life for yourself and others. Other virtues like honesty, generosity, patience, hard work, come from them. Temperance (putting sensible limits on pleasures) 1. Why are virtues important? 2. Write out the 4 cardinal virtues and match them with their opposite. (greedy, foolish, reckless/ timid, selfish) 3. Which of the 4 cardinal virtues do you think is the most important to have? Why? What are the 4 cardinal virtues?What do they mean? To understand how the Holy Spirit helps us to live a good life To evaluate the gifts of the Spirit in helping us to live a good life To reflect on the fruits of the Spirit in your own life.
  • Explain what the 7 gifts of the Spirit are – how are they different/ similar to the 4 cardinal virtues?
  • How can you tell the Holy Spirit is at work in someone?
  • Is it easier for someone with the Holy Spirit to be a good person? Why?
  • **If someone claimed to be a good person because they won a million pounds in a lottery and gave it all to charity, would you agree that they are?
  • God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us live in a virtuous way. Wisdom
  • The Holy Spirit helps us and encourages us to live a good life, even when there is no obvious reward for doing so.
  • At baptism, Christians receive “7 gifts of the spirit” (like virtues for free) - wisdom, understanding, knowledge, fortitude, worship, respect of God. They become more developed as the person tries to live as a Christian.
  • You can tell that someone is living a virtuous life and that the Holy Spirit is in them, helping them, because they begin to have the character of God fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self control).
  • 7 Gifts of H.S Fruits of H.S
  • Draw the diagram different/ similar to the 4 cardinal virtues?
  • Label the 4 cardinal virtues
  • Label the Holy Spirit and the 7 gifts the Holy Spirit gives
  • Label the fruits of the Spirit seen that show the person is being helped by the Spirit
  • **Which of the Fruits of the Spirit would you most like to see develop in your life? Why?
  • Wisdom Cardinal virtue 3 Cardinal virtue 1 + 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit Cardinal virtue 2 Cardinal virtue 4 FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT What fruit (of the Holy Spirit) am I? different/ similar to the 4 cardinal virtues? Meditation on Fruits of the Spirit different/ similar to the 4 cardinal virtues? 4:20
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