DECEMBER 13TH: THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

1) PARENT PREPARATION 

 

Note to Parents: “Teaching a Sunday School Lesson” is a weekly episode on the Lutheran radio show Issues Etc. that correlates to this specific Sunday School curriculum. Listening to either of these 30-minute conversations will give you the basic Bible points to teach your child(ren).

 

With LCMS Pastor Tom Baker (2018): https://issuesetc.org/2018/12/18/3522-teaching-a-sunday-school-lesson-the-birth-of-john-the-baptist-pr-tom-baker-12-18-18/

 

With Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House (2009): https://issuesetc.org/2009/12/14/1937/

 

2) WEB PAGES THAT CORRESPOND TO THIS SPECIFIC LESSON

 

This week’s Bible text, Luke 1:57-80:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1%3A57-80&version=ESV

 

Overview of this lesson from the publisher (CPH):

https://seedsoffaith.cph.org/2015/12/22/new-testament-1-lesson-4-the-birth-of-john/

 

This lesson’s Everyday Faith Family Page from the publisher (CPH):

https://www1.cph.org/sundayschool/downloads/EverydayFaith_NT1_4_Birth_of_John.pdf

 

3) AGE-APPROPRIATE MATERIALS FROM OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: 

 

Ages 3 through Kindergarten (6-page PDF) 

First, Second and Third Grade (7-page PDF)

Fourth and Fifth Grade (6-page PDF)

 

4) EXTRA OPTIONAL LINKS

 

Illustrated retelling of this week’s Bible story (for younger children):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2msYjjSmRk&list=PLpvH_eASB6_a9NdseF1EofyYdyvs3bOIZ&index=5

 

“Zechariah's Benedictus: His Name is John” video and song (for older children): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm-2aEZKh4k

 

“His Name Will Be John” song (for younger children): https://www.godsongs.net/2018/06/his-name-will-be-john-with-camel-skin-on.html

 

Birth of John the Baptist Coloring & Activity Pages

 

1) https://sundayschoolzone.com/activity/the-birth-of-john-the-baptist-coloring-page/view/

2) http://calvarycurriculum.com/pdf/Curriculum/Revised/Life%20of%20Jesus/NT006%20-%20The%20Birth%20of%20John%20the%20Baptist.pdf

Advent Candle Paper Craft: https://kindercraze.com/easy-christmas-candle-craft-kids/