My pledge Lesson 4

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My pledge Lesson 4

My pledge 4

  • I will not violate the rights of others. I freely pledge to respect the rights of other people and to cause them no harm.

What does the Bible say?

  • Respecting the rights of others (Exodus 20:12-17)
  • Obeying the authorities (Romans 13:1-5)
  • Doing no harm to others (Romans 13:8-14)

Group discussion

  1. What does it mean to violate the rights of others?
  2. Make a list of the rights of other people that you think should be respected.
  3. Look at Exodus 20:12-17. How do these commandments (laws) help us not to violate the rights of other people? Which rights are protected by these laws?
  4. What are you going to do in future to protect the rights of other prisoners?
  5. Do you think prison rules can help you to respect the rights of other people? Name some of the prison rules.
  6. What punishment do you receive when you disobey the rules?
  7. What does God say about rules, upholding certain standards and good behaviour in Romans 13:1-5? What is your responsibility to the authorities?
  8. Does God reward obedience?
  9. In Romans 13:10 Paul says that love is the fulfilment of the law, because “love does no harm to its neighbour”.
  10. How will this help you and your behaviour patterns, to fulfil your pledge to respect the rights of other people and to cause them no harm? How does God help us to have true love (Romans 13:14)?
  11. What are you going to do differently in future to show Christ’s love to other inmates and to your superiors?

Interesting facts about South Africa

South Africa’s national flower is the king protea. There are more than 200 different protea species. The pink king protea is the largest and has the most unusual form. It looks like a cut diamond and, unlike most flowers, it blooms all year round. They grow wild in wide open spaces, and even after they die they tend to keep their colour for quite a long time. King proteas are pollinated by beetles and birds.

It is illegal to pick proteas, and if you get caught you face a prison sentence. Long after it is picked, it still keeps its colour.

Activity

Name five other flowers that grow in South Africa, and name their colours.








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My pledge 4

  • I will not violate the rights of others. I freely pledge to respect the rights of other people and to cause them no harm.

What does the Bible say?

  • Respecting the rights of others (Exodus 20:12-17)
  • Obeying the authorities (Romans 13:1-5)
  • Doing no harm to others (Romans 13:8-14)

Group discussion

  1. What does it mean to violate the rights of others?
  2. Make a list of the rights of other people that you think should be respected.
  3. Look at Exodus 20:12-17. How do these commandments (laws) help us not to violate the rights of other people? Which rights are protected by these laws?
  4. What are you going to do in future to protect the rights of other prisoners?
  5. Do you think prison rules can help you to respect the rights of other people? Name some of the prison rules.
  6. What punishment do you receive when you disobey the rules?
  7. What does God say about rules, upholding certain standards and good behaviour in Romans 13:1-5? What is your responsibility to the authorities?
  8. Does God reward obedience?
  9. In Romans 13:10 Paul says that love is the fulfilment of the law, because “love does no harm to its neighbour”.
  10. How will this help you and your behaviour patterns, to fulfil your pledge to respect the rights of other people and to cause them no harm? How does God help us to have true love (Romans 13:14)?
  11. What are you going to do differently in future to show Christ’s love to other inmates and to your superiors?

Interesting facts about South Africa

South Africa’s national flower is the king protea. There are more than 200 different protea species. The pink king protea is the largest and has the most unusual form. It looks like a cut diamond and, unlike most flowers, it blooms all year round. They grow wild in wide open spaces, and even after they die they tend to keep their colour for quite a long time. King proteas are pollinated by beetles and birds.

It is illegal to pick proteas, and if you get caught you face a prison sentence. Long after it is picked, it still keeps its colour.

Activity

Name five other flowers that grow in South Africa, and name their colours.

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