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'Let your light shine' (Matthew 5:16)

Friendship (half-term 1)

Our Christian Value this half term is based on the theme of Friendship. Trust, feeling comfortable in each other’s company, being able to share joys and sorrows are all features of friendship and these are things of immense value. 


True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person. 


Friendship involves: 

• caring for each other, 

• sharing ideas, 

• respecting each other, 

• having fun. 


We will be using the bible story of 'Down through the roof' as well as others such as how Jesus managed to forgive Simon Peter for betraying him.  


'Down through the roof' Mark2:1-12 and Luke 5:18-26 


Simon Peter is forgiven by Jesus for betraying their friendship 



Bible verses: 


Encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5: 11) 


A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in times of need (Proverbs 17: 17) 


If one falls down, a friend can lift him up (Ecclesiastes 4: 10) 


‘I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.’   (John 15: 15) 


There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18.24)                         


Bible stories:  


Jesus' special friends (choosing the twelve disciples) 

The healing of the paralysed man 

Friendship is............ 


Finding things to do together 


Relying on each other 


Impossible on your own 


Enjoying being together 


Never selfish 


Depending on someone else 


Sharing hopes and dreams 


Happiness and laughter 


Including others 



You've Got a Friend In Me - LIVE Performance by 4-year-old Claire Ryann and Dad