Luke 21 1 As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. [ 1 ] 3 "I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."
Matthew 14 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
1 Timothy 6 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
What does a good answer look like? Start at the end and work backwards. You need one point that all Christians say is wrong. You need one that all say is ok For a really good answer think about a job where Christians have different opinions.
Task 1 What do Christians think about these occupations? Why might there be a problem? Soldier Bank Manager Newsagent Nurse Priest (think about it girls) Serving in McDonalds Stripper Solicitor (Lawyer) ?
If anyone looks at a woman with lust they are guilty of adultery
If someone slaps you on one cheek turn the other
Blessed are the peacemakers
I do not allow women to speak in church
Sell all you have and give you money to the poor.
Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
If someone divorces their wife for reasons other than adultery they are guilty of sin.
Do not Murder.
Do not lie.
Keep the Sabbath (Sunday) special. Day of Rest.
Task 2 Which quotes might you apply? Soldier Bank Manager Newsagent Nurse Priest (think about it girls) Serving in McDonalds Stripper Solicitor (Lawyer) ?
Task 3 Answer the question. b) Explain how a Christian’s beliefs might affect his or her choice for a career. (7 marks)
(a) Describe Christian teaching about poverty. (8 marks) Tips on answering this question
In part (a), you need to concentrate on describing the different Christian teachings, rather than giving your own opinion. What might different types of Christians say about the causes of poverty? Would they blame it on God, or the devil, or humanity itself? What are the specific teachings about poverty can you quote to develop your argument. Give examples if
(b) Explain why a Christian might regularly give money to charity. (7 marks) Tips on answering this question
In part (b) you should demonstrate your understanding of giving money to charity. Try to think of several ideas. You need to give examples of different types of charity, examples of giving to charity from the bible, Christian leaders and famous Christians.
( c) “ People should look after their own families first rather than giving money to others “. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answers and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answers.Tips on answering this question
For part (c), you need to show that you realise people might have different views about this. How might a religious believer respond – what they might they say about why people should care for others apart from their own family? What might a non-believer, or someone from a different Christian denomination, say in responses to this question.