Christianity

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What is Christianity?All about Christianity for kids learning at Primary School. Homework help to find out what is Christianity, how do they worship? Where do Christians worship. All explained.

What is Christianity?

Christianity began 2,000 years ago in the Middle East. Christians believe that Jesus was the Son of God and he came to Earth to show Gods love. When Jesus died, God brought him back to life again. They believe that if Christians follow Jesus they could live with God forever in heaven after they die. Christians try to respect other people and help those in need. 

Worship

Christians worship in a church. They go on a Sunday to gather together and worship God. During the service in church a minister or vicar will read from the Bible. They will also talk about Jesus’s teachings, this is called a sermon. There would be songs, called hymns and prayers as well. Christians usually dress smartly to go to church and will always speak quietly and respectfully.

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Why do Christians go to church on a Sunday?

Christians believe that when Jesus rose from the dead it was a Sunday. Therefore they believe that Sundays are a special day of worship.

Why do Christians say ‘Amen’ at the end of prayer?

Amen means ‘let it be so’. It’s a way of saying that they agree with the words of the prayer that has just been said.

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Jesus’s story

We often hear of the story of Jesus at Christmas time which is the time when Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, near Jerusalem. Mary is the mother of Jesus. Christians call her the Holy Mother. Joseph was Jesus’s father who was a carpenter.

When Jesus was 30 years old he told people of God’s teachings, but many leaders at that time did not like what he was saying. The Romans arrested him for saying that he was a Son of God. They nailed him to a cross and left him to die.

Jesus was buried but on the third day he came back to life, this is called the resurrection. Easter is the time of year that Jesus died and was re-born, this is celebrated every year.

Ceremonies

Baptism takes place when a person joins the Christian Church. For most people this can be any time from when they are babies to 10 years old. It marks the starting of a new life with Jesus.

Weddings take place in a church. Couples chose to marry this way to mark the promise to love each other until they die. 

Harvest Festivals remind Christians of all the things God has given over the year. This usually takes place in September/October time. Food is gathered and handed to people in need after a church service.

Funeral services take place when a Christian dies. Christians celebrate their life and their new life with God.

 

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