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Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

Use this unit study to help teach children about preparing to encounter Christ during Advent. This lesson is based on Luke 3:10-18.

St. John the Baptist’s task is to prepare the people to encounter the Messiah. He explains to any who will listen that they must come to God with a repentant heart and that they must live according to such virtues as justice, charity, and honesty. Although some believe St. John to be the Christ, the Prophet gives them a clear message that he is not the Messiah. St. John offers his followers the assurance that the Savior is coming, and the Christ will be much greater than himself. This is joyful news.

This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.


This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-Set of 4 Notebooking sheets
-8 Word wall terms: Messiah, share, blessings, generous, humility, repentance, happiness, encouragement
-Decorative Thematic Poster
-We Must Rejoice for Christ Is Coming Display/Bulletin-Board Activity
-I Will Sing for Joy Coloring Sheet
-3rd Sunday in Advent, John the Baptist Explains That He Is Not the Messiah Mini-Book
-John the Baptist Explains That He Is Not the Messiah Word Search Puzzle
-Rejoice, Christ Is Coming! Door Hanger Activity
-O Come, O Come Emmanuel Song Sheet and Music
-How to Show Joy at Christmas Scripture Trading Card

There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 3rd Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Focus:  John the Baptist Explains That He Is Not the Messiah.
Theme: We must rejoice for Christ is coming.
Gospel: Luke 3:10-18
CCC: 32, 1100,1156-1158, 2589

File Size5.94 MB
Create DateOctober 29, 2015
Category Tags   Advent     Joyfulness     Liturgical Cycle C     Liturgy Lesson     St John the Baptist  
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