Tonight we get to see how John's ministry begin. This is the first event in the gospels that is covered in all 4 gospels. We will concentrate on Luke's account since we have been reading from Luke every class session.
Stations: As students come to class have them begin working in the stations. Some of the students are beginning to complete all the work at a particular station. It shouldn't be too long now until I get to start listening to them recite the passage from memory.
Memory Work: Call the students together. Review NT books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). Review Beatitudes. Concentrating on the middle section.
Review: Review the circumstances around John's birth. Remind the students about the speech Zacharias gave when he was finally allowed to speak again.
Lesson: Give a brief overview of what John's ministry was like. Read Luke 3:1-20. Stress the prophecy that was fulfilled (Is 52:10). Discuss the 3 questions he was asked by the people, the tax collectors and the soldiers. This would make a great matching activity. I'll have to think about doing that one of these days.
More memory work: If time is available, review the Salt passage and introduce the light passage.