Things You Can Use / Dec 03, 2018
Note to the Teacher
The key emphasis of the lesson this week (Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6) is that God uses messengers such as John the Baptist to share a message with the world. The Ice Breaker invites youth to share about their own baptism experience. The Discussion encourages students to reflect on God’s use of messengers and our call to share God’s message. The Activity allows youth to create a message that they think God would want them to share with the world.
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:
Since we’re discussing John the Baptist this week, ask:
2. Read Scripture & Discuss
Our Scripture reading today will focus upon Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6. Malachi 3 offers prophetic words about a messenger who will prepare the way for Jesus. Luke 3 tells part of the story of John the Baptist.
Read Malachi 3:1-4
Read Luke 3:1-6
4. Activity and Discussion:
Take this lesson to the next level by getting students’ hands and imaginations involved using the activity from the Youthworker Collective: https://youthworkercollective.com/what-is-your-message/
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.
Large sheet of paper for each group of 2-3 students