Things You Can Use / Dec 10, 2018
Note to the Teacher
The key emphasis for the lesson this week (Luke 3:7-18) is that John the Baptist called the people to change their ways and do radically new things. The Ice Breaker invites youth to share their family Christmas traditions. The Discussion encourages students to reflect on Luke 3 and what that means for our actions today. The Activity challenges youth to make a new list of things to “Do”. Times are based on a 50-minute lesson period but can be adjusted as necessary.
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1. Ice Breaker
Ask the students to share these answers in the form of an argument. Each answer should offer 2-3 reasons why this is the only correct way and why others are wrong.
2. Read Scripture & Discuss
Our Scripture reading today focuses on Luke 3:7-18 (directly follows last week’s passage from Luke 3:1-6). Remind students that last week we heard part of John the Baptist’s message to repent and prepare for God. In this week’s lesson, John tells the crowd what it might mean for them to repent and what they need to do in order to change their ways.
Read Luke 3:7-18
4. Activity and Discussion:
Take this lesson to the next level by getting students’ hands and imaginations involved using the activity What “Should We Do?” at the Youthworker Collective: https://youthworkercollective.com/what-should-we-do/
Close in the manner that is typical for you. Consider taking joys/concerns from the students, then ask for a volunteer to close in prayer.