Epistles, Feasts and Sacraments

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1 Thessalonians: Giving Thanks

 

I Thessalonians 5:18 – Giving Thanks to God

 

Scripture reference: “in everything give thanks”

 

Objectives:

 

  1. Even the youngest should be able to memorize this short verse; older students can give the reference as well.
  2. Each student should be able to list many things in his life for which he personally can thank God.

 

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1 Timothy: God is Our Shepherd

II Timothy 2:10 – God Cares for Us as a Shepherd

 

Scripture reference: “Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus…”

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should be able to discuss how a shepherd cares for his sheep.
  2. Children should know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd.
  3. Children should understand that our priests, deacons, etc. are also shepherds, given by God to help Him care for us.

 

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Philemon: Slave or Brother

Philemon 16: Slave or Brother?

 

Scripture verse: “no longer as a slave but more than a slave – a beloved brother…”

 

Objectives:

  1. Student should be able to define slave and brother.
  2. Student should be able to state that “we are all brothers in Christ”

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

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Nativity

THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should be able to recognize the figures in the icon of the nativity and retell the story with the icon as a guide.
  2. Children should be able to say, “Christ is Born!” and respond “Glorify Him!”

 

Possible lesson plan:

 

  1. Open with prayer.

 

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