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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nicodemus and Jesus -- John 3:1-21

Tonight's lesson is about Nicodemus. He had a discussion with Jesus about the new birth. Jesus said he had to be born again. Nicodemus didn't understand how that could be possible. He was obviously thinking about the physical birth of a baby. Jesus was talking about the spiritual birth through water and the spirit.

During class we will discuss who Nicodemus was and what a pharisee was. I believe this is the first time that title -- Pharisee -- has come up. We will be hearing it a lot in the coming weeks. We will also discuss what baptism is and how we are born again when we are baptized.

Lesson Plan:

Stations: As students come to class have them begin working in the stations.

Memory Work: Review NT books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians). Review Beatitudes and Wise/Foolish Man. Also begin review of the Light passage from Matthew 5.

Review: Review last week's lesson about Jesus' first miracle.

Lesson: We'll read from John 3 for tonight's lesson.

More memory work: If time is available, review the Salt passage and introduce the light passage.