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Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Prophets

During Lent we hear from many of the Old Testament prophets. We thought it would be interesting to look at who some of these people were.
 
Cloë what is a prophet?
 
A prophet is a person that God spoke to who then delivered God's message to the people. There are the Major Prophets and the Minor Prophets. Before you ask Tallulah the Major Prophets wrote the long books and the Minor Prophets wrote the short books! 
  
 

 

 
(These drawings are by Phillip Martin.
If you would like to see more of his great work, click here.)

One of the most famous prophets was Moses.
 
I remember him, we talked quite a bit about him. Isn't he the guy who received the Ten Commandments?
 
Exactly Tallulah. Today we thought we would talk about Ezekiel since the first reading is by him. 
 

Ezekiel was a prophet who lived more than 500 years before Jesus was born. His name means "God strengthens". In today's story he tells the people that God wants everyone to be good and to turn away from sin. He also tells them that this is what would make God happy.
 
Here is a short video about the life of Ezekiel.
 

On Monday we will talk about Daniel.

Have a good weekend! Woof!

Cloë and Tallulah

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