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Most Recent Post At-Home and Family Celebrations and Activities for Advent and Christmas

Isaiah 7 (Immanuel), Isaiah 9 (Wonderful Counselor...), and Matthew 1 (you shall name him Jesus). This revised and improved "WT" lesson set was previously titled, "Birth of Jesus through the Eyes of Isaiah." 

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Most Recent Post (WT) Advent: Isaiah Promised, Jesus Fulfilled ~ Bible Skills & Games
Writing Team Lesson Set: Advent ~ Isaiah Promised; Jesus Fulfilled

Everyone can read the Lesson Summary for this set, which lists all of the workshop lessons included in this lesson set.  However, one must be a Supporting Member to view the individual Writing Team lesson plans in this set.  Become a Supporting Member today.

Most Recent Post (WT) Mary Accepts, Magnifies, Ponders ~ Bible Skills & Games
Writing Team Lesson Set: Mary Accepts, Magnifies, Ponders

Luke 2's story of the Angels Announcing Jesus' Birth to the Shepherds

Most Recent Post (WT) Shepherds and Angels ~ Art Workshop
The Writing Team's "Shepherds and Angels" Advent Lesson Set

The Writing Team's "Jesus is Born!" lesson set is open to all!
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Scripture in this set: Matthew 1:18-25 (Angel's Announcement to Joseph) and Luke 2:1-7 (Decree, Journey to Bethlehem, and Birth).

Most Recent Post (WT) Jesus is Born! ~ Bible Skills and Games Workshop
Writing Team Lesson Set:  Jesus is Born! - Open to All Guests and Members

The Magi Lesson Set from the Writing Team has six uniquely creative workshop-style lessons on the Matthew 2:1-12 story. Each emphasizes important life applications. Everyone can read the Lesson Summaries and Bible Background. Supporting members can access the lesson plans. Join today

Adaptable by all types of Sunday School. Great ideas for Advent Programs too.

Most Recent Post (WT) The Magi ~ Lesson Set Overview and Lesson Summaries
Writing Team Lesson Set:  The Magi

Sunday School lessons and ideas related to the prophets' hope for a Messiah, and Isaiah's famous prophecies. "On them has the light shined." "Immanuel," "Wonderful Counselor," "Prince of Peace." Including Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9

Most Recent Post VIDEO / A-V Lessons & Ideas for Isaiah foretells the Messiah
Jesus' Birth foretold by Isaiah and the Prophets

This forum focuses mainly on Matthew 1 and Luke 1's "pre-birth" Christmas stories: Mary and Joseph's story, the Annunciation of the Angel, Mary's Song of Joy. Mary and Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Zechariah. Some lessons here also include other parts of the Birth story.

Most Recent Post Nature Walk/Scavenger Hunt Workshop (mostly Storytelling)
Jesus' Birth Foretold, Announced: Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Zechariah

Sunday School lessons, ideas, and resources featuring Luke 2's story of the "decree," journey to Bethlehem, "no room at the inn," Jesus' birth in the manger, and the appearance of the angels to the shepherds. Some lessons here may include other parts of the Birth story as well.

Most Recent Post ART Workshop Lessons and Ideas for Birth Through the Eyes of Shepherds/Angels/Stable
Luke 2's Birth of Jesus stories: Decree, Journey, Manger, Shepherds

Resources in this "general" Jesus' Birth forum tend to cover the "entire" story of Jesus' birth, rather than specific parts and persons, such as shepherds or Magi.

Most Recent Post John 1 ~ In the beginning was the Word...
Jesus' Birth ~ General Lessons and Ideas

This forum is for sharing ideas and resources for celebrating Christmas in the church and at home: liturgies, ideas, "Advent Programs" (pageants, special worship, skits, etc) and Advent projects, family celebrations and activities, and more.

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Most Recent Post The Christmas Light - an Advent Candle Lighting Play
Celebrating Christmas in Church and At Home: Programs, Pageants, Scripts,  Etc.

In this topic we are collecting Advent resources and ideas that don't seem to fit in our other more "story-specific" topics, including "Christmas around the world," Advent calendars, wreaths.

Most Recent Post Advent Bible Story "Trails," Walk-Throughs, "Live Nativity"
More Advent Resources, Ideas, Christmas traditions, Misc.

3 KingsLesson ideas and resources for celebrating New Years and Epiphany (aka "Three Kings Day").

Note: For Sunday School lessons about the  Matthew 2 story of the Magi, Wisemen, "3 Kings," go to our public Magi forum. You'll also want to see our Writing Team's Lesson Set about the Magi. It includes ideas for celebrating Epiphany.

Most Recent Post Epiphany (Three Kings Day) January 6th
Epiphany, Three Kings Day, New Year's ~ Lessons and Resources
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