As Christians we are all called to be witnesses to the Gospel in the words that we use, the way that we behave and through the love that we show to our neighbour. Being a witness is not always easy though and this week will give us the chance to reflect on how we can be a better witness.

Our Music Resource helps us to think about the qualities and skills that a good witnesses has and one of these skills – being observant – is out to the test in our Picture Resource as we are asked to spot the small differences in our two images.

Our Action gives us the chance to think about what it would have been like to be one of the followers of Jesus who witnessed the resurrection in Jerusalem 2000 years ago. Following on from this we have the opportunity to think about how good we are as witnesses as we reflect on an event that is witnessed only once or twice in a lifetime – the solar eclipse.

Finally in our Scripture Resource we will hear how the disciples reacted when Jesus appeared to them after He had risen from the dead and we have opportunity to think about our role as witnesses of the resurrection.

Throughout the week try to improve your skills as a witness, try to be a good listener and take care in all that you do. Most importantly share the joyful message of Easter!

Scripture Bank

If you would like to reflect on some more of the scriptures related to this topic then you can use some of the scripture references below.

Most of these are taken from Open Bible – you can use their Topical Bible Search facility to find lots more ideas! Just remember to change the Bible translation to ‘Good News Translation’ when you click on the link!

If you have found any pieces of scripture that you think link to our theme this week then please add them in the comments box below to share the Good News so that we can all enjoy them!

Click here for the Music Resource

It’s always nice to receive good news and today we are going to hear a happy song that will give us some very good news!

Listen to this song and think about what the good news is – join in if you know the words!

Mark 16:15

Matthew 24:14

Acts 1:8

Revelation 14:6

Luke 2:10

Psalm 96:3

Romans 1:16

John 3:16

Matthew 28:19-20

Click here for the Music Resource

This week’s song asks a very important question: ‘Who’ll be a witness for my Lord?’

Listen very carefully to the lyrics to hear some of the people who are witnesses to God and if you didn’t quite hear them then check the lyrics below.

Get ready for the big finish when they come to the end of the song!!

Who’ll be a witness for my Lord?
Who’ll be a witness for my Lord?
Who’ll be a witness for my Lord?
Who’ll be a witness for my Lord?
Oh, I’ll be a witness for my Lord.
I’ll be a witness for my Lord.
I’ll be a witness for my Lord.
I’ll be a witness for my Lord.

There was a man of the Pharisees,
His name was Nicodemus and he didn’t believe.
The same came to Christ by night,
Wanted to be taught out of human sight.
Nicodemus was a man who desired to know
How a man can be born when he is old.
Christ told Nicodemus as a friend,
“Man you must be born again.
(He said) Marvel not, man, if you want to be wise,
Repent, believe, and be baptized,”
Then you’ll be a witness for my Lord.
You’ll be a witness for my Lord.
You’ll be a witness for my Lord,
Soul is a witness for my Lord.

You read about Samson, from his birth
He was the strongest man that ever lived on earth.
Way back yonder in ancient times
He killed ten thousand of the Philistines.
Then old Samson went a-wand’rin’ about.
Samson’s strength was never found out.
‘Til his wife sat upon his knee.
She said, “Tell me where your strength lies, if you please!”
Well, old Samsons’s wife she talk so fair
Samson said, “Cut off a my hair! Cut it off!
Shave my head just as clean as your hand,
and my strength will come like a natural man,”
Samson was a witness for my Lord.
Samson was a witness for my Lord.
Samson was a witness for my Lord,
Soul is a witness for my Lord.

There’s another witness,
There’s another witness,
There’s another witness,
There’s another witness,
There’s another witness,
There’s another witness,
There’s another witness for my Lord!
My soul is a witness for my Lord!

Think about the question that the song asks, will you be a witness for the Lord?

What was good about the witnesses in the song?

What other witnesses can you think of and what qualities did they have?

It is often in difficult times that we have to answer the question of whether we will be a faithful witness of God.

Take some time in prayer to think about the challenges that you might face in being a good witness and ask God for the strength to stay faithful.

Click here for the Picture Resource

To be good witnesses we need to be alert to what is happening around us.

If the disciples and prophets who wrote many of the books in the Bible hadn’t been observant then we wouldn’t know as much as we do about God and His great works!

Look at the two images below and see how many differences you can spot. Are you observant enough to notice them all?

When you have finished add the differences that you found, along with the name of your group, into the comments box at the bottom of the page and next week we will see which group has been the most observant!


Please help us Lord to be observant and to notice the things around us.

Help us to react in the right way so that we help those in need, protect those in danger and are thankful for the gifts that we have received.


Click here for the Action

To be a good witness it’s not enough just to see and hear what happens and to remember it – you have to brave enough to tell others about it, even if it is shocking and surprising news!

The disciples and the people who believed what they said about witnessing the resurrection made sure that they would be able to continue to spread this message by writing it down and recording it and it is these words that we hear at every Mass when the Gospel is read.

Your task is to create a newspaper article to tell more people about the resurrection of Jesus.

You’ll need to think about:The_Resurrection004-clipart

  • a headline (title)
  • what details you think it is important to include
  • what happened
  • what was said
  • how the people felt

If you need to find out more then you can research what is written in the Gospels by reading these references below.

Matthew 28

Mark 16

Luke 24

John 20

Remember the resurrection is a joyful event so your article should explain why it is such an amazing and happy event to celebrate.

If you would like your article to appear on the Be Inspirational site then comment at the bottom of the page to let us know so that we can organise this!!

Click here for the Video Resource

In 2018 there was an opportunity to witness a event that does not happen very often – Football world cup final.

The video below gives a summary of what happened on the day.

Can you give a witness account of what happened on that day?

Share your experiences with your Class. What is the same? What is different?

When we have the chance to be a witness it is a great privilege because not everyone will have had our experience.

As a witness we have the task of sharing our experience with others. How have you shared your experiences with others? Will you make an effort to be a good witness so that others can share your experiences too?

In the Acts of the Apostles it says:

With great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God poured rich blessings on them all.

Acts 4: 33

We are strong and powerful when we do God’s work and God will reward us if we work hard to do the right thing to please Him.

Think about your role as a witness.

What have you witnessed that you will share with others?

What do you hope to witness in your life?

How will you share the events that you witness?

How will you be a witness for God?

Click here for the Scripture Resource

Jesus had taught His disciples a lot before His death on the cross but they didn’t quite understand what it meant when it happened.

After Jesus rose from the dead He appeared to His disciples many times. The scripture below is from Luke’s Gospel and is just after Jesus appeared to some of His followers who were walking on the road to Emmaus.

Read the Gospel below and then watch the video to help you to understand what it would have been like to witness Jesus appearing after He had risen from the dead.

Before you listen to the Gospel you might like to celebrate the joy of Easter by singing a Gospel Acclamation. We do this by singing ‘Alleluia‘ so choose one that you know and sing loud!

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

(Glory to you O Lord.)

Then he said to them, “These are the very things I told you about while I was still with you: everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the Psalms had to come true.”

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

(Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.)

What emotions do you think the disciples went through when Jesus appeared to them?

What do you think Jesus wanted the disciples to do as witnesses of the resurrection?

What do you think Jesus was talking about when He said ‘the power from above comes down upon you‘?

Being a witnesses to the Good News and the resurrection isn’t about knowing all the answers all of the time but it’s about having faith and believing in Jesus.

Think about how you can be a good witness. Is it through your behaviour? Your words? Your actions? Your faith?

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