Things You Can Use / Dec 17, 2018
Note to the Teacher
The key emphasis for the lesson this week (from Micah 5 and Luke 1) is that God’s birth in Jesus was predicted to be in Bethlehem, and Mary was chosen to be the mother of this child, to welcome God into the world in a new way. The Ice Breaker invites youth to share their favorite Christmas song. The Discussion encourages students to reflect on Luke and what it may have felt like to be Mary. The Activity allows youth to write their own song.
Times are based on a 50-minute lesson period but can be adjusted as is necessary.
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1. Ice Breaker
Tell students that they are going to be sharing their favorite Christmas songs with each other without saying the titles out loud. Once each student has decided on a favorite song, go around and invite each one to hum or whistle the song. The rest of the class should guess the title. After each one has guessed, have the student answer why the song is their favorite.
2. Read Scripture & Discuss
Our Scripture reading today will focus upon Micah 5 and Luke, with a special focus on Luke and the story of Mary and her song.
Read Micah 5:2
Read Luke 1:39-55 (break into several sections with different readers if helpful)
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/
Take this lesson to the next level by getting students’ musical imaginations involved using the activity Write Your Own Carol from the Youthworker Collective (https://youthworkercollective.com/write-your-own-christmas-carol/ ).