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
Overview: 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