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 learn how to take care of body parts that help us speak.
Guiding Question: Why is it important to lean on God?
Materials: Paper, pencils, props for skit
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. God desires to help us and wants us to reach out to him no matter how big or small the problem seems. God can fix what seems impossible if it is within His will.
Introduce the activity. Explain that the father of John the Baptist was mute from the time he found out they were going to have a baby until John was born. That was because of a miracle God performed, but we need to take care of our voice, mouth, throat, lungs, etc. Have students design a skit teaching younger kids about taking care of everything that helps us speak.
Additional Questions: How can students learn about different body parts that help us speak?
Supplemental Activity: Split the students into groups for each body part (mouth, throat, lungs, etc). Have each group research that body part and present to the class about that body part and about how it helps us speak.