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Free Christmas Lesson || The (Giving) Spirit of Christmas

Free Christmas Lesson || The (Giving) Spirit of Christmas

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Lesson Title: The (Giving) Spirit of Christmas

Lesson Objective:
To help students understand that Christmas is more about a spirit of giving than receiving, and that this concept goes way beyond gifts.

Scripture Focus:
Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-15, Matthew 2:7-11   

The arrival of the Christmas season is hard to ignore. The rush to let people know "it's that time of year" is ushered in with decorations, seasonal commercials, a blitz of specialty products, and that shopper's nirvana known as Black Friday. Your students know the drill when it comes to Christmas. The "spiritual" part is the Bible stories, and church musicals and the "commercial" part is the wish lists and the tinsel. This year don't let your students pass off the birth of Christ as just a story from the Bible. Lead students to see that the idea of a giving spirit is one of the keys to finding the real meaning of Christmas. This lesson will help you do just that.

What's Included?
Lesson/Teaching Plan, Student Hand Out


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Looking forward to using this material - in December!
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i have placed as the youth pastor of a new teen ministry here in my city and im needing help getting a good curriculum
by: kelvin johnson October 26, 2012 4:59 pm
im looking forward to teaching this to my teens thanks for posting
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by: Chloe November 6, 2012 5:00 am
Our 40 high school students secretly picked each others names for a holiday exchange as a way to learn to serve one another, just because.
by: Margaret November 9, 2012 2:07 pm
Thank you for this lesson. It is going to work well for me in my efforts to get my teens to give of themselves to those who are in need.
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by: Penny Hogan December 1, 2012 12:21 pm
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by: Michelle Horn December 1, 2012 7:34 pm
Can't wait to share the Spirit of Christmas lesson with our youth!
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Love the free stuff. I have no money and really need to update my lessons. However, I can't download the The (giving) Spirit of Christmas and several others. Please help if you can. Thanks, Tonia
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by: Kat December 19, 2012 1:45 pm
This is the perfect lesson to use in my classroom! I love the hook- it's a really good illustration!
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Looking for Christmas help
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