Session 10 – snakes and poles

Session Plan (draft!)

(team: Sian on zoom. Breakout rooms 3 or 4: for all teams. Elaine take a team (with Ninja_Sheep20) (main room), Kevin, Ellie, Sam)

Welcomes, team assignments and Zoom startup


"Defending the Mothers" - Tower defence style game in groups.

Online safeguarding - we might be fine but other groups.. Beware - quiz with signs? 5 mins max

Snakes on Sticks

(see also

Looking at John 3:14-16

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.’ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

See also Numbers 21 (1400 years earlier?)

Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.  The people came to Moses and said, ‘We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.’ So Moses prayed for the people.  The Lord said to Moses, ‘Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.’ So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

Show flag of WHO and medical symbols.

I wonder how it would have felt to be so a risk from snakes?

I wonder what it would be like to just have to go and look at a pole and a snake?

I wonder now what it is like to not have the medicines we might need?

I wonder what it is like to look to Jesus like the snake on the pole?

I wonder what it feels like to live an eternal life?

Reflections on the symbolism of snakes. Symbolism of wooden poles/cross.

Worship - dance about the healing of eternal life?

Final Prayer


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