Scripture: Luke 1:1-25 and 57-80
- Students will learn nothing is impossible for God.
- Students will learn God wants us to have faith in Him and His promises.
- Students will learn God always keeps His promises.
- Students will make clothes for preemie babies.
Guiding Question: Why does God want us to have faith no matter what?
Materials: The materials are located in the procedure section.
Procedure: Review the story of the Birth of John the Baptist. Remind the students that even when John’s birth seemed impossible, God made it possible because it was part of His plan for John to do great things for God’s Kingdom. God wants us to have faith in Him when life is both easy and difficult. God always keeps His promises to love and care for us through everything we deal with. It is important to lean on God and pray about the difficult things going on in your life so you can have strength and wisdom from God.
Introduce the service project. Explain that although John the Baptist wasn’t premature, his birth was a surprise to his parents. Premature babies come earlier than they are expected and require extra small clothes that their parents probably didn’t purchase. Explain that this can be a stressful time for parents, especially if the new baby is sick. Have students make little caps or preemie hand mittens out of fabric or fleece.
Additional Questions: How can students provide for families with premature babies?
Supplemental Activity: Have students put on a fundraiser to raise to buy preemie clothes, hats, and hand mittens to donate to a local hospital.