Lesson Name: Announcement of Christ's Coming
Theme: Christ's Birth
Reading: Jn 1:1-18 Mt. 1:1-25 Lk 1:26-56, 2:1-38 3:23-38
Memory Verse: Luke 2:11
Memory Verse Text: Unto you is born. a Saviour,which is Christ the Lord.
Printable worksheet detailing the prophecies of Jesus birth in the Old Testament and their fulfillment in the New Testament.
Also you may want to use the Power Point presentation for this story in the Lesson Activities section.
Lesson Content Suggestions
Point 1: Who He was - the Word - Who He was - as to His earthly birth - his lineage and his parents. Matthew announces Him as the King, Luke announces Him as the Son of Man and John announces Him unashameably as God.
Point 2: Where he had been before - 1 Tim 1:15 came into the world! Note Zacharias words "The Dayspring from on High shall visit us!" Lu 1:78 Some time could be spent on heaven and what is is like and who dwelt there.
Point 3: It is important to emphasize that this One is different than all others. His character and Person should be noted carefully.
Point 4: Note the announcement 1. to Mary - 2. to Joseph - 3. by the Angels to the Shepherds as they kept their flocks in lambing season. Never been a Lamb born like this One.
Notes: It would be good for older classes who could appreciate it, that in Mark, there is no account of His Birth which is in keeping with the Servant Character of the Gospel account of Mark.
Additional Biblical Background Information
See also: The Purpose of the Incarnation.
The Sunday School Teacher's Survival Guide also provides advice on developing lessons for Bible classes.