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The lesson plans, ideas, and resources in this "General" forum about Jesus' Birth tend to cover the "entire" story of Jesus' birth, rather than focusing on individual parts or persons in it. Check our other Advent story forums for lessons that are more specific to particular persons or episodes, such as angels, Mary, shepherds, Magi, etc. Don't forget the Writing Team's extra creative Advent lesson sets too!

Lessons, Ideas, Activities, and Resources for Teaching Peacemaking or "Prince of Peace" as it relates to the Birth of Jesus, in Sunday School.

Post your Sunday School lessons, ideas, activities, and resources for Jesus' Birth using the concept of peacemaking or The Prince of Peace.

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Birth of Jesus, Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6, Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace”


 

Also, see Kirk's Faith Quest Prince of Peace - Peacemaking lesson set.

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"The Fight Before Christmas"- McGee & Me

The animated Christian video "The Fight Before Christmas" in the McGee & Me series deals with peacemaking and bullies. Tyndale House, 30 mins.

Please note: the fight scene in an alley with bullies might be a bit intense for younger children.

Julie Burton
DCE-First Pres, Sapulpa, OK

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"Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn",

with 3-2-1 Penguins from Big Ideas, creators of Veggie Tales, is a great video for kids of all ages. It has to do with sharing ... the brother and sister in the video do fight and then see each other's side. It's a fun video!
Now available in DVD on the "3-2-1 Penguins: The Complete Series", 26 Episodes on 3 disks, by Big Idea, 0820413146399. 

As of 2019 VeggieTales has posted full episode on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?...QBo8zSiH&index=1

Jan
First Pres, Napa

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The classic "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Vision Video, (starring Loretta Switt), 60 min., 1986. may suit your needs very nicely. The bullies aren't too scary, and the message is wonderful.

Kris Edscorn
First Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, NC

YouTube to preview see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZwm6Aact8

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Here is Big Daddy Weave's amazing cover of the Rich Mullins* song, "Hold me Jesus."

"You have been my King of Glory, Come and be my prince of Peace."

The "peace" in this song is more like the "comfort and rest" Jesus spoke about in Matthew 11-28-30...

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

And in John 14: 27  

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

*Rich Mullins wrote the super popular camp song, "(Our God is an) Awesome God." 

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