The Main Advice

Scripture: James, 1, 2 and 3 John, Jude

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn James (the brother of Jesus), John (the Apostle) and Jude (the brother of Jesus) wrote letters to encourage Christians to lead a godly life.
  • Students will learn these letters contain advice God inspired the writers to give on living a Christian life.
  • Students will learn God wants us to follow the advice contained in these books on how to live a Christian life.
  • Students will learn about the main messages given in the letters from James, John, and Jude.

Guiding Question: How can students learn the important information found in James, John, and Jude?

Materials: Bibles, slips of paper

Procedure: Review the main ideas found in James, 1, 2, 3 John, and Jude. Explain how these letters were used to encourage Christians to lead a godly life no matter what. Tell the students some of the advice given to Christians in these letters and ask students how this advice/encouragement could be used in their own life. 

Introduce the activity. Give students slips of paper with various facts about each book (Your choice of what would be most appropriate for your group). They can work in groups of two or three to figure out which facts go with which books. Before starting the activity, review how to find information about books of the Bible to make it easier for them to match clues to the correct books.

Additional Questions: How can students share their knowledge of letters from James, John, and Jude with others?

Supplemental Activity: Have students create a video “book review” of James, John, and Jude (a video for each book), highlighting the main ideas from each book.

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