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Christianity is the world's biggest religion, with about 2.2 billion followers worldwide. It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago. Through its missionary activity Christianity has spread to most parts of the globe.

Christians believe in one God, they also call him the Father.

They believe that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to show people a good way to live their lives. 

Jesus’ most important messages from God were to love God and look after one another.

What other names is Jesus known by?

  • Son of God
  • Light of the World
  • Lamb of God
  • The Good Shepherd.

Prayer

Christians believe that praying is a way of speaking with God. People can pray to give thanks, ask for help or to ask for forgiveness.

Christians pray together, on their own in church or at home. 

Some people like to focus on a cross or candle to help them think about God.

Following God’s rules

These are God’s rules set out in the Bible, the Christian holy book. 

Christians believe that following these rules will help them to lead a good and happy life. These are known as the 10 commandments.

•Love God more than all others.

•Don’t make anything more important than God.

•Always use God’s name with love respect.

•Rest on a Sunday.

•Love and respect your parents.

•Never hurt others.

•Be faithful to your husband or wife.

•Don’t steal.

•Always tell the truth.

•Be happy with what you have.

Your task this week is to write a set of 10 commandments of your own . You can make it more modern, for school or for in the home. It's up to you!

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