Things You Can Use / Dec 31, 2018
Note to the Teacher
Epiphany is a time that traditionally occurs around 2 weeks after Christmas, when Christians remember and celebrate the story of the magi/wise men visiting Jesus. The key emphasis for the lesson this week (Matthew 2) is the story of the magi seeking and finding the new Messiah. Last week we focused on the word “search,” and this week we will focus on the word ”Find”. The Ice Breaker invites youth to share something that they have found. The Discussion encourages students to reflect on their own search and desire to find God. The Activity challenges youth to find hidden items.
Times are based on a 50-minute lesson period but can be adjusted as is necessary.
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1. Ice Breaker
Ask the students: What is the best or most valuable thing you have ever found?
2. Read Scripture & Discuss
Our Scripture reading today will focus on Matthew 2 (reminder to explain what epiphany is if you haven’t already shared (in Note to Teacher above)).
Read Matthew 2:1-12
4. Activity and Discussion:
Take this lesson to the next level by getting students’ hands and imaginations involved using the activity “Find It” from the Youthworker Collective (https://youthworkercollective.com/find-it/ ).
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.