(Thanks to Chad Inman for putting this three-part series together!)
Advent Lesson One: The Word Became Flesh
Game Idea: Four Square – see rules at: http://www.thatyouththing.com/resources/crowdbreakers.htm (Talk about who we put in the King Square of our lives.)
Bible Verse 1: John 1:1-14
Video: 8 lb 6 oz Baby Jesus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6AlEYreD6k. Make sure to stop right at 2:20 (to avoid language).
1) When we think of Jesus at Christmas, what do we think of? (Baby, human, etc.)
2) How does this compare with Ricky Bobby’s Jesus? (Similar in a lot of ways.)
3) What does John 1 have to say about Jesus? (Existed from the beginning of time,
4) Why is it important to remember what John has to say about Jesus during the Christmas season? (Jesus is not just a baby, He is our Savior and He is the Son of God.)
Wrap Up: Say The season of Advent (or Christmas – if students aren’t familiar with Advent) is all about trust. If we trust that Jesus is our Messiah/Savior than we trust that baby Jesus was also the Son of God and the co-creator of the universe.
Prayer: Give the students time to share prayer requests AND praises (strongly encourage students to contemplate their blessings). Close by thanking God for sending His son (in all his glory and power) to earth as a helpless baby to save us all. If Jesus was just another baby then He cannot be the Messiah.