Things You Can Use / Jan 07, 2019
You Are Beloved
Note to the Teacher
For the next four weeks, each lesson will center on opening a gift or gifts (see Needed Resources at the end of this lesson.) Each week’s lesson will build on the previous week’s as we come to the final element of Love. We begin with the gift of baptism.
Times are based on a 50-minute lesson period but can be adjusted as is necessary.
1. Ice Breaker:
Place gift box where everyone can see it.
2. Read Scripture & Discuss
The Jews were excited that the Messiah was going to come. John told of his coming.
This passage in Luke begins as John (known as the baptizer) is talking with a crowd that is waiting to be baptized.
Read Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
3. Activity - Water Basin Questions
Take this lesson to the next level by getting students’ senses involved using the activity Water Basin Questions from the Youth Worker Collective (https://youthworkercollective.com/water-basin-questions/).
To end class, take a few moments for students who have been baptized to remember their baptism by touching the water and placing the droplets on their forehead as a sign of remembrance.
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.