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Free Christmas Lesson || Small Things: A Christmas Story

Free Christmas Lesson || Small Things: A Christmas Story

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Here at ym360, we love giving away resources that can encourage and support you. It flows from our desire to equip and serve youth workers. So thanks for the opportunity!

Lesson Title: Small Things: A Christmas Story

Lesson Objective: To see who and what God values by looking at the Christmas narrative from a big-picture perspective.

Scripture Focus: Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-15

Overview: The Christmas narrative is a familiar story to most of our students. As such, we can sometimes overlook some of the rich truths communicated in the biblical account of Jesus’ birth. This lesson “zooms out,” taking a big-picture look at what the Christmas narrative teaches us about God and His ways. By taking this approach, your students will understand exactly who and what God values. Most importantly, they’ll understand that God’s desire is to work through normal, everyday people (just like them) to accomplish His will.  

What's Included? Lesson/Teaching Plan, PowerPoint Slideshow, (optional) Activity PDF


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by: Sheena Abraham November 27, 2012 10:17 am
Hey everyone! It's Andy from ym360. I just wanted to quickly say that we're pumped that you've chosen to teach this lesson to your students. We LOVE serving and equipping you. If you have any questions or problems OR if you just want to let us know what you think about the lesson, please email us (, live chat us (click on the linlk at the top of the page), or call us (888.969.6360). God bless you and your ministry! And thanks for being a part of the ym360 Community.
by: andy@ym360 November 27, 2012 10:36 am
Having trouble downloading the lesson. Is there a way I can get the Christmas lesson by email? Loved the Thanksgiving lesson!!!
by: Rundback November 27, 2012 4:53 pm
Thank you !
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Our pleasure, Shawn!
by: andy@ym360 November 27, 2012 12:52 pm
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by: Todd November 27, 2012 2:27 pm
I can never get your stuff to download??? Only the powerpoint downloaded, and I need the lesson. :(
by: texasealmom November 27, 2012 3:45 pm
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Thank you!
by: Wendy November 27, 2012 9:49 pm
Great! THanks
by: estern716@comca... November 28, 2012 7:40 am
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by: John Chippewa November 28, 2012 9:03 am
Amen, John! And we're happy to help. It really is a privilege.
by: andy@ym360 November 28, 2012 9:29 am
Thanks for the resources.
by: Jolene Westbrook November 28, 2012 1:07 pm
I keep getting error codes when I try to download the power point or Activity pdf, the Lesson plan is the only thing that worked, any tips?
by: Kyle and Jessica November 28, 2012 1:48 pm
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by: andy@ym360 November 29, 2012 10:38 am
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by: Paul Turner November 30, 2012 11:54 am
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by: andy@ym360 December 4, 2012 10:45 am
. Thank you!
by: c2ysnoi November 30, 2012 12:04 pm
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by: Sam November 30, 2012 5:31 pm
Thank you -- I am a high school Bible teacher!
by: Beth Hawks December 1, 2012 10:44 am
Great material. I have been wanting to do something other than the "standard" old school stuff for Christmas with my youth sunday School Class. Thanks for this!
by: Thomas Stephens December 1, 2012 4:21 pm
Sunday School teacher 7 & 8th grades
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by: Eva December 1, 2012 8:13 pm
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by: Sheryl December 1, 2012 8:22 pm
Hi! Getting ready to do this tomorrow - this is a great lesson (for me and them!), thanks! Julie
by: Julie C December 1, 2012 8:37 pm
Thank you
by: CP December 1, 2012 8:46 pm
looking for new material to use with my youth
by: Linda December 1, 2012 8:58 pm
Amazing - Thanks
by: dawn currin December 1, 2012 9:43 pm
Thank you
by: Dawn Currin December 1, 2012 9:46 pm
I'm really looking forward to incorporate this into my Christmas themed content for my students. Thank you for your continued ministry!
by: James Davis December 1, 2012 9:59 pm
I cant wait to share this with my sunday school class!
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by: Dennelle Coats December 2, 2012 8:42 am
Tried to download the power point. It keeps LOOKING like it downloads, but then it isn't really there. So, going to teach the lesson today without it. But thank you so much for the great Christmas lesson.
by: suzgreer December 4, 2012 9:57 am
suzgreer, Sorry you're having trouble! In the past when I've had someone experience this issue, sometimes it was just that they needed to allow more time for it to download. It's a larger file than say the Leader's Guide, or another similar PDF. Depending on your download speed, it could take a little longer than normal. If you get the chance, try it again and see if you can give it a little longer. If you are still having trouble, please live chat us using the link at the top of the page. We'll be glad to help you.
by: andy@ym360 December 4, 2012 10:43 am
Blessed by your content!
by: Brown Vincent December 4, 2012 10:07 am
This is my first year teaching youth. I would like to teach this young group the true meaning but in a way they will really get it! I would really appreciate if I could read over your free lessons. Thank you and God bless.
by: terri robinson December 4, 2012 7:33 pm
I'm new to ym 360.
by: rvieira December 5, 2012 6:55 am
im a new preteen leader looking for a lesson on christmas
by: jennifer guzman December 5, 2012 11:01 am
Sounds Great!
by: Crystal Shires December 5, 2012 12:44 pm
Thank you!
by: Kim Mckenna December 5, 2012 1:54 pm
Thank you!!
by: Julie Espinoza December 5, 2012 1:54 pm
I appreciate the help, Merry Christmas!
by: Amy December 5, 2012 4:33 pm
Looking forward to reading presentation.
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by: Kristie December 7, 2012 8:32 am
Merry Christmas
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by: Trina Hudson December 8, 2012 7:26 pm
thank you, i have been looking for material like this! Blessings and Merry Christmas. Daniel
by: dman525 December 8, 2012 7:56 pm
Thank you for this lesson! My youth love the PowerPoint presentations .
by: Joy2DaWorld December 8, 2012 10:17 pm
Sunday School Teacher 7th & 8th grade
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by: kim December 9, 2012 6:55 pm
Hi, I'm working in Vietnam and am hoping the info here for youth will work with my mixed age group study. The class has young high school and university students and some who are 30's and 40's. Hard to get printed material here so hoping the download I'm waiting for is worth the wait. Thanks for your help. God bless you.
by: wordlovermary December 9, 2012 8:45 pm
wordlovermary, We pray it works for you, as well. It's a real privilege to partner with you to lead others closer to Christ. Be sure to check out the rest of our content in the FREE STUFF area. Also, all of our ym360 Bible study curriculum is available for digital download. We're here to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to live chat or email. Blessings!
by: andy@ym360 December 10, 2012 10:53 am
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by: herby dixon December 10, 2012 7:07 pm
Just starting to work with youth group. Need some guidance.
by: Rita December 11, 2012 5:38 am
This is awesome! I'm always looking for new ideas that will enhance my teachings for the youth
by: Brenda Black December 12, 2012 1:52 pm
Thank you for the free Christmas lesson. I sure do look forward for more wonderful lessons from your website. Linda
by: Linda Y. Bernardo December 14, 2012 7:54 am
Linda, thanks for checking in and for the opportunity to serve and equip you. It's a real pleasure. If you ever see anything we can help you with, we're always available. Thanks again!
by: les@ym360 December 14, 2012 9:43 am
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by: Msh December 15, 2012 10:51 am
Thank you for the resource!
by: ypastorrod December 15, 2012 9:32 pm
Looking for a good Christmas message for middle schoolers
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by: Patty December 18, 2012 5:38 am
thank you =)
by: bj danner December 18, 2012 10:48 am
Just wanted to thank you for this Christmas story lesson. It sheds a new light on this story for our youth1
by: tthomas December 18, 2012 3:42 pm
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by: dalia Castelanos December 19, 2012 10:36 am
It won't let me download it
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by: andy@ym360 December 21, 2012 9:06 am
i just needed a Christmas lesson for this Sunday
by: john walker December 20, 2012 9:16 am
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Thank you.
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