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Videos recommended by our Writing Team for these Advent lessons:

  • The Prophets foretell the Messiah
  • Gabriel visits Mary (Luke), An angel visits Joseph (Matthew)
  • Mary's Song of Joy
  • Shepherds and Angels
  • The visit of the Magi, Wisemen

The Writing Team has written a bunch of creative "Video Workshop" lesson plans for the above Advent stories (and more). These lesson plans can be found in our ADVENT LESSON FORUM.

Below we've excerpted their video choices and listed their URLs so you can share them with families for viewing at home or at church.

Note: The Team's lesson plans themselves are open to our Supporting Members (join now). The videos are open to the public. 

Here are their recommended Advent videos for teaching:

Prophet's foretell: "The Beginning" ...really good. See the Isaiah lesson plan.
Open the video on YouTube.

The Angel visits Mary/Joseph and Shepherds and Angels: “The First Christmas: the Birth of Jesus” from the New Superbook series. See the lesson planLink to free viewing.

Mary's Song of Joy: "The Promise"  YouTube Link 
See the lesson plan with options

Magi, Wisemen: Four short clips. See the complete lesson plan with discussion guide to understand how we weave clips from Disney's terrific "Moana" movie (about a girl searching for something more) with Bible story clips in this unique musical-video lesson!

Clip 1: The 3 Wisemen
Clip 2: How Far I'll Go (from Disney's Moana)
Clip 3: We Know the Way (from Disney's Moana)
Clip 4: Moana and the Magi Know the Way  (View this clip first to understand why we picked the other two clips from Moana)

Recognize the voice? It's Lin Manuel-Miranda of Hamilton fame. He wrote and sang the song and we mashed it with a Magi video to create a lesson about searching and finding (the theme of both Moana and the Magi stories).

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