Statement to live by

Our statement to live by for week commencing 17th December is…

I try to follow our school and classroom rules.

A long time before Jesus was born God’s people spent a long time in the desert. They were led by a man called Moses who was very close to God. Moses was worried that God’s people didn’t always live good lives and sometimes they turned away from God. One day Moses and God’s people, the Israelites camped near a mountain called Mount Sinai. Moses climbed the mountain and prayed that God would teach them rules or laws that would bind them together – unite them – as a people. When Moses returned to the people he told them the rules God had given him. Let’s listen to that story. It is found in one of the first 5 books of the bible called the Book of Exodus.

These are the rules God gave the People to help them to live together in love and peace.

Moses climbed Mount Sinai.  He remained on the mountain for a very long time, praying and talking with God.  Then he returned to God’s people and told them God’s Laws, the Ten Commandments.

I am the Lord your God.

Love, serve and praise me.

Keep my name holy.

Keep my day holy.

Love and obey your parents

and those who have charge of you.

Do not kill, do not be angry or bad tempered;

respect and care for yourself and other people.

Do not steal, or cheat or want things

that do not belong to you.

Tell the truth and speak kindly of others.

Do all you can to care for others

and make them happy.

Do all you can to care for other

people’s belongings.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Do all you can to care for other

people’s belongings.

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.